Nordic consortia endorse LIBER’s open access principles

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, has recently published a new strategy for publisher negotiations containing five open access principles. The new strategy aligns with OA2020 and their mission outlined in ”Expression of interest in the large-scale implementation of open access to scholarly journals,” which all Nordic consortia have signed. As a consequence, the Nordic consortia would hereby jointly like to endorse LIBER’s principles and aim to meet them in negotiations. As all Nordic countries have different national open access strategies, the relevance of all LIBER’s principles may differ from country to country.


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How to make open the default? – Takeaways from Liber 2017

A core question discussed at the LIBER Annual Conference 2017 in Patras, Greece – Libraries Powering Sustainable Knowledge in the Digital Age – was how libraries can achieve an open and sustainable research and information lifecycle in order to ensure the accessibility, usability and long-term preservation of research outputs. The popular conference attracted more than 300 delegates offering workshops, keynotes, and presentations on a broad spectrum of open science issues, as open access, open research data, text and data mining, copyright, metrics, infrastructural issues, and management.


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