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This year, the LIBER 2021 Conference is a special one indeed. That’s because our organisation is celebrating our 50th anniversary and this year also marks the 50th conference that we’ve run. Over the years our conference has served as a vibrant hub for research libraries from all over Europe. Hence, this is a milestone to be celebrated and we are very excited to welcome you at our upcoming (virtual) conference!
The conference will be digitally co-hosted by our colleagues at the University of Belgrade Library in Serbia. As such, we aim to recreate and showcase our vibrant community that is the LIBER Network, while at the same time hosting our conference online and ensuring the safety of all conference participants.

Make sure you visit our virtual professional exhibition & networking space here: lbve.rs. You can also visit our virtual poster exhibition here and make sure to cast your vote for your favourite poster by filling in this form.

Feel free to browse through our digital programme and start building your customised schedule. If you haven’t registered for our conference please make sure that you do so here.
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Thursday, June 24 • 10:30 - 12:30
A shared future for open access books – exploring partnerships between libraries and publishers FULL

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The idea of a joint workshop between OASPA and LIBER came out of a long line of discussions at several conferences and events related to open access publishing. In a diverse landscape where workflows for Open Access for books are not always streamlined, recent work in the field suggests that there are still things to do to make it easier to publish and distribute OA books. One of the problems identified at a workshop during the 2019 LIBER conference was funding of OA books.
This workshop will bring together the library and publishing communities to review what the OA book landscape looks like today based on most recent data and explore areas of tension in terms of costs and funding for OA books, before examining some of the solutions and discussing future initiatives. Prominent voices within these communities, such as the online library OAPEN, the international COPIM project and the Enable OA project in Germany, will share their knowledge and participate in discussions on how a shared goal can be achieved.
OASPA shares LIBER’s goal of working towards an open access future, with members spanning open access journals and books, university presses, scholar-led publishers, as well as key organisations who provide supporting services and essential infrastructure for open access publishing.
Join this workshop if you are interested in learning more about how building better connections between libraries and publishers can benefit your organisation and enable a smoother transition to OA.
  • Welcome & introductions
  • Brief presentations by the invited organisations and a Q&A
  • Breakout Session collecting ideas/suggestions about OA books funding
  • Panel Discussion with the invited organisations
  • Summary & farewell

* This workshop is being recorded. By joining the session, you are consenting to be recorded.

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Claire Redhead

Executive Director, OASPA
Claire Redhead is Executive Director of OASPA and is responsible for leading this diverse, open access publishing community and overseeing the activities of the organisation.  Claire is an active member of a number of working groups and committees including Think. Check. Submit.... Read More →
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Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London & COPIM
Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. He has been a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, and the... Read More →
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Sofie Wennström

Analyst/Managing Editor, Stockholm University, LIBER
Sofie Wennström is working at Stockholm University Library as an Analyst and as a Managing Editor for books and journals at Stockholm University Press. During 2021 she is also serving as a Project Manager at the National Library of Sweden with the task to set up a national digit... Read More →
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Alexandra Jobman

Deputy Library Director, ENABLE OA
Alexandra Jobmann is deputy head librarian at the HafenCity University Hamburg. Prior to that, she was responsible for project communication at the German National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE. She is one of the founding mothers and fathers of the ENABLE community and represents... Read More →
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Olaf Siegert

Librarian, ZBW, LIBER OA Working Group
Olaf works at ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, where he is the head of publication services and also acts as it’s Open Access representative. Olaf‘s team is responsible for several services and projects with relation to Open Access and Research Data Management... Read More →
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Niels Stern

Director, OAPEN
Niels Stern is director of OAPEN. He began his career in scholarly book publishing in 2003. Co-founder of the OAPEN project in 2008. Head of Publishing at the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. Since 2014 independent expert for the European Commission on open science and e-infrastructures... Read More →

Thursday June 24, 2021 10:30 - 12:30 CEST