LIBER 42nd annual conference


“Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries” 


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Ludwigstr. 16

D-80539 Munich


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A very focused event hosted at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Munich, 26-29 June 2013) was attended by experts worldwide on the Libraries issues.

The Programme Committee invited original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Collection development (Digital collections)
• Digitization
• Open access
• Strategies
• Collaboration and integration (archives and museums, public/private

• Opening data: policy, licenses, technology
• Open bibliographic data and Linked Open Data
• Advances of the Semantic Web
• New services

Digital preservation
• Case studies, projects, systems in production
• Business models
• Consortia aspects

• New business models
• User experience

Leadership, policy and strategy
• Collaboration between libraries and other organizations/players
• Exemplars in collaborative professional practice
• Innovation in academic library management, services and concepts
• Process management, relation between services and costs (business
models, activity based costing)
• Library organizational structures – limits of flexibility

New Technologies
• Library systems, portals, repositories
• Agile development versus traditional project management: pros and cons
• Using API’s to create new services

Open Access
• Business models
• Green road, Gold road
• eBooks

Research infrastructures, research data
• Research data management, strategies and policies on developing
collections of research data that the institution/university/organization
• Role of libraries in the development of research infrastructures
• Embedding librarianship skills in the research process
• Transformation of libraries and information providers to become an
integral part of research infrastructures
• Role of heritage collections

New technologies
• Shared services/cloud services
• Strategies
• Benefits (expertise, costs)


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