New Coalition Aims to Secure the Future of Open Science
In an effort to strengthen and secure the network of non-commercial services that underpin the burgeoning field of Open Science, a newly-formed coalition of international organisations is spearheading an unconventional appeal.
LIBER Speaks Up For Open Science, Against Neighbouring Rights for Publishers
The European Commission recently held an open consultation seeking views on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain, including potentially expanding neighbouring rights to publishers. LIBER's Executive Director Susan Reilly recently attended a high-level working lunch with MEP Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, to present the view of research libraries on this issue.
Over 40 signatories ask Elsevier to withdraw TDM policy
At the beginning of July, LIBER and 17 other research and library organisations across Europe called on Elsevier to withdraw its current policy on text and data mining (TDM). The number of signatories to the letter has now surpassed 40. They include 33 professional groups plus individual researchers, professors and librarians in a total of 18 countries.