September 14th 2016,  at Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana



This workshop brings you clear presentations of LIBER's strategic directions. According to LIBER strategy, one of the key areas should be the development of CEE libraries in order to align with the progresses made in UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavian countries. LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) is the main network for research libraries in Europe. Founded in 1971, the association (a Foundation or Stitching under the Dutch law from 2009) has grown steadily to include more than 400 national, university and other libraries from over 40 countries. They act to represent the interests of European research libraries, their universities and their researchers in several key areas.


In the second part of the workshop we will focus on the EU project opportunities for European academic libraries. In particular, what needs to be improved in academic libraries in Slovenia and other CEE libraries, so that they can become more appealing partners for other western academic libraries, or have better chances for funding. Equally important: What kind of project management skills should be developed in the CEE libraries first to run such projects? Case studies or other forms of shared experience will be presented as well.


Open science is about the way researchers work, collaborate, interact, share resources and disseminate results. We are faced with the increasing demand in the society to address the social challenges of our times and the readiness of citizens to participate in research. In the third part of this workshop we will discuss current tendencies for systemic changes leading to open science. We will focus also on the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science and a very clear call of European leaders for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020. Hopefully, we will find answers especially to the following burning issues. What effects will these changes  have on academic libraries? How dramatic  these changes will be? Do these changes represent an opportunity or a threat for the academic libraries?



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13.00 Registration  

14:00 Opening Keynote: Representive of the Faculty of Economics

14:05 Opening Panel Discussion: Regional Cooperation in the Transition Towards Open Science

Moderating: Miro Pušnik, CTK

14:20 The Changing Role of Academic Libraries. Paul Ayris, UCL, LERU,  Advisor to the LIBER Board

14.50 LIBER: Re-Inventing the Library for the Future. Friedel Grant, LIBER

15:35 2017 Oxford University Press Journals Collection and Open Access Update Jana Shove, Oxford University Press

15.55 Coffe Break

16.15 Investing in content from Cambridge University Press will return high-quality reading to Slovenian researchers Madeleine Eve, Cambridge University Press

16:35 Leveraging the Network to Make Open Access Happen. Lluís Anglada i de Ferrer, LIBER, CBUC

17:20 Formation, first steps and first year of CALC – Croatian Academic and Research Libraries Consortium. Alisa Martek, NSK

17:35 Open Access Is Ready For You. Are YOU Prepared? Erik Jan Van Kleef, 1Science

18:05 Why to  Organizing Such Event and Closing Notes. Tiberius Ignat, SKS





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