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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 • 13:30 - 15:00
Session #6: The Future is Open: Democratisation of Knowledge FILLING

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Join our Session ‘The Future is Open: Democratisation of Knowledge’

This session will be chaired by Thomas Kaarsted, University Library of Southern Denmark​
  • Libraries, Citizen Science and Open (Cultural) Data: a seminal relationship?, Martin Munke, Saxon State and University Library Dresden, Germany
  • Leveraging an open infrastructure to enable visual discovery in library systems: the case of Open Knowledge Maps, Peter Kraker, Open Knowledge Maps; Beate Guba, TU Wien Bibliothek, Austria, Andreas Ferus, University Library, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, Andrea Hacker, University Library of Bern, Switzerland, David Johann, ETH Library, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Najmeh Shaghaei, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark, Guido Scherp, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
  • Speed talk: Early Career Researcher Day: A Case Study in Collaboration Across the University and Beyond, Heather Saunders, Jaime Orr, Brianne Selman, University of Winnipeg, Canada

The Future is Open: Democratisation of Knowledge’  will connect the concept of Open Knowledge to topics such as the identity of post-digital revolution research libraries, and the support of early-career librarians. This session will also showcase how libraries can use the tool that operates the world’s largest visual research search engine. Does this not sound interesting? Please go ahead and sign up!

In the first presentation, Martin Munke presents the concept of Open Citizen Science in detail – the Open curation, editing and further processing of digital data and objects provided by GLAM institutions in collaboration between citizen scientists and these institutions. He also discusses its suitability for dealing with the library identity crisis that came with the digital revolution and the profound changes the research landscape underwent as a result of it. The main question asked concerns whether it is viable to claim there is a seminal relationship between libraries, Citizen Science and Open (Cultural) Data.
Next, Peter Kraker and Beate Guba discuss Open Knowledge Maps in order to present a novel model that connects them back to library systems and makes it possible to add custom visual discovery services to their offerings. Open Knowledge Maps attempt to transform discovery of scientific knowledge by providing an open, visual, and community-driven system that is based on Open Infrastructure. They provide an instant overview of a field by showing its main areas at a glance and papers related to each area. Based on this idea, in the novel model, Open Knowledge Maps acts as a cloud, so there is no need to install new software on library servers. The presentation explains the workings, and uses, of this tool.
Finally, a lightning talk by Jaime Orr, Heather Saunders, and then Brianne Selman will explore Early Career Researcher Day, an inter-university event spearheaded by the University of Winnipeg. Attendees considering how to encourage knowledge sharing among early-career researchers and between academics and their support staff can learn from the case study of this event. The talk will report on the successes and challenges of both the inaugural in-person event in 2020 and the 2021 virtual adaptation, which responded to the unique challenges of the global pandemic.

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

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Peter Kraker

Chairman, Open Knowledge Maps
Peter Kraker is the founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a charitable non-profit dedicated to dramatically increasing the visibility of scientific knowledge for science and society alike. Peter is a member of the GO FAIR executive board, coordinator of the GO FAIR Implementation... Read More →
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Beate Guba

Library Director, TU Wien Bibliothek
Since July 2016 Beate Guba has been director of TU Wien Bibliothek. From 2008-2016 she was head of the Economics and Management Library at TU Berlin. She gained professional experience as a junior researcher at the University of Vienna and as a lecturer at Université de Bordeaux... Read More →
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Martin Munke

Historian, Research Librarian, Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)
Martin Munke is vice-head of the Department of Manuscripts, Rare Prints and Saxony at Saxon State and University Library, Dresden (SLUB). He holds a bachelor's degree in European History (BA) and a master's degree in European Integration with focus on East Central Europe (MA). He... Read More →
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Jaime Orr

Research Data Management Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Jaime Orr is the Research Data Management Librarian at the University of Winnipeg. Jaime supports researchers with data management all stages of the research lifecycle through consultations, events, and training. Her research interests include data management practices, Indigenous... Read More →
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Heather Saunders

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Heather Saunders is the contract Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Winnipeg. Beforehand, she was the Director of Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the United States. She has also held academic positions... Read More →
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Brianne Selman

Schol Comms & Copyright Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Brianne Selman is the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian at University of Winnipeg. Brianne provides key research supports including Open Access advising, copyright advising, and publication support. Her research interests include research about research, music and copyright... Read More →

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Thomas Kaarsted

Deputy Library Director, Univ. Library of Southern Denmark
Originally the managing director of a publishing house, Thomas Kaarsted joined the University Library of Southern Denmark in 2008 and was appointed Deputy Library Director in 2013. He is on LIBER’s Conference Programme Committee and is active in the Citizen Science Working Gr... Read More →

Thursday June 24, 2021 13:30 - 15:00 CEST