LIBER 2021 Online has ended
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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Wednesday, June 23 • 11:00 - 12:30
Session #2: Powering Sustainable Open Publishing Platforms FILLING

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Join our SessionPowering Sustainable Publishing Platforms’

This session will be chaired by Charlotte Wien, University Library of Southern Denmark​
  • Mapping the OA Diamond landscape worldwide. Towards a more sustainable future, Vanessa Proudman, SPARC Europe
  • New University Press: collaborative innovation in Diamond Scientific Publishing, Natalia Grygierczyk, Radboud University, the Netherlands 
  • An Open Book: launching a library-based open access books hosting service, Rebecca Wojturska, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This session is all about the future of Open Publishing. Are you interested in hearing about challenges and opportunities for Diamond Open Access, or would you like to learn about the book-hosting service single-handedly launched and operated by a university library? Then please go ahead and sign up for this session!

Vanessa Proudman presents the results of ‘The Diamond Open Access Study’, a research study commissioned by cOAlition S. In her presentation, a new understanding of the OA Diamond sector and its maturity with respect to editorial quality assurance practices and Plan S technical requirements will be shared. Additionally, she will discuss key perceived challenges of OA Diamond journal editors and the current financial sustainability of the sector. Most importantly, she will be presenting the new OA publishing Commons, which seeks to bring together the world’s community-driven/governed journals and platforms, connect them and technically support them in a new, increasingly coordinated and sustainable way.
Next, Natalia Grygierczyk discusses an innovative model for Diamond Open Access scientific publishing, explaining not just its theoretical foundations, but also how it is actually implemented in the newly started OA Radboud University Press (OA RUP). Within the new cooperative model, the OA RUP aims to enable, guide, and support academic editorial boards in the transition process to Diamond Open Access. This presentation provides an overview of the new publishing model, its operational activities, and financial aspects. It concretely describes the collaborative process with various service providers, how the OA RUP is financially sustainable in the long term and how cost-effectiveness is achieved in the transition to Open Access.
Finally, Rebecca Wojturska provides insight into the world of launching a library-based Open Access book-hosting service. The presentation will reflect on the timeline, successes and learning points of the current University of Edinburgh library project and provide recommendations and conclusions to attendees. It will also discuss how to grow a book-hosting service and how it is useful in supporting teaching and learning. Finally, it will consider the technical requirements of such a project and share anecdotal evidence from academic and student users to document the successes of the University of Edinburgh library project and launch. As such, the primary audience for this presentation is the librarian who is beginning their own book-hosting service, or who is considering it, as well as those interested in Open Access publishing.

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

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Vanessa Proudman

Director, SPARC Europe
Vanessa Proudman is Director of SPARC Europe where she is working to make Open the default in Europe. Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide as well as research institutions, foundations, international policymakers... Read More →
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Natalia Grygierczyk

Director Radboud University Press, Radboud University
Natalia Grygierczyk has been Director of the Radboud University Library in the Netherlands since 2011. She has initiated and managed several strategic Open Access programs on national and international levels. Within the Radboud University Library she is responsible for the comprehensive... Read More →
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Rebecca Wojturska

Open Access Publishing Officer, University of Edinburgh
Rebecca Wojturska (she/her) is the Open Access Publishing Officer at the University of Edinburgh, functioning within Library and University Collections on the Scholarly Communications Team. She is responsible for managing Edinburgh Diamond: an open access hosting service which offers... Read More →

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Charlotte Wien

Professor, University of Southern Denmark
Dr Charlotte Wien is Professor of Scholarly Communication at the University Library of Southern Denmark and served as the chair of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group.She holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science and is Head of Research and Analysis, Head of Research Services and Head of Library, Campus Copenhagen at The University Library of Southern Denmark. Dr Wien is also a member of the National Forum for Open Science. She is currently worki... Read More →

Wednesday June 23, 2021 11:00 - 12:30 CEST