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Cfp or poster proposal for LIBER 2014. The Call for Papers is open until January 31st, 2014.

The Programme Committee is looking for original presentations on the theme of Research Libraries in the 2020 Information Landscape. These could be:

·         Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear  illustration on how these solutions can be applied
·         Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
·         Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities
·         Best practices

For more information, please see the conference webpage. Please note that all proposals will be considered for the LIBER Annual Conference Fund and theLIBER Award!

Specific topics include:

·         Easy, simplified access to content
·         End-user feedback
·         Usability and accessibility

·         Collaboration and integration (archives and museums, public/private partnership)
·         E-publications
·         Strategies

·         Change management
·         New services

·         Linked Open Data
·         New products based on Linked Open Data
·         Open Research Data
·         Obstacles to opening data
·         Cost of opening data
·         Text and data mining

·         Business models
·         Consortia aspects
·         Systems in production, experiences, costs

·         Business models, licensing models
·         Infrastructures supporting eBooks
·         User experience

·         Agile development versus traditional project management: pros and cons
·         'Gamification'
·         Library systems, portals, repositories

·         Open source development, experiences, challenges, benefits
·         Shared services/cloud services, experiences, costs
·         Skills development

·         Collaboration among libraries, archives and museums
·         Collaboration between libraries and third party organisations
·         Innovation in academic library management, services and concepts
·         Process management, relation between services and costs

·         Collaborative research in virtual environments
·         Cross-disciplinary research, e.g. digital humanities
·         Enhanced publications
·         Innovation processes and management
·         Library as data hub/laboratory, e.g. exploitation of digitised collections or visualisation of data
·         Social innovation
·         Technological and non-technological innovation in libraries

·         Providing access to digital services and collections

·         Business models
·         Green Road, Gold Road
·         eBooks
·         Open Access policies
·         Supporting researchers in open access and data management

·         Embedding librarianship skills in the research process
·         Modelling the data scientist
·         Research data management, strategies and policies on developing collections of research data
·         Role of libraries in the development of research infrastructures
·         Role of heritage collections
·         Skills development
·         Transformation of libraries and information providers to become an integral part of research infrastructures

·         Ontologies

·         Identifying, developing and delivering new skills in scholarly communication
·         New librarian competencies


Friedel Grant
Communications Officer, LIBER Europe
Skype: friedel.liber


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