[open-science] Reminder: LIBER 2015 call for papers closing 15th of Feb

Susan Reilly Susan.Reilly at KB.nl
Mon Feb 9 08:16:44 UTC 2015


The Call for Papers for LIBER's 2015 Annual Conference<http://www.liber2015.org.uk/> - to be held in London, UK from 24-26 June - closes on the 15th of February.

Submit your papers<https://www.conftool.net/liber2015> here: http://www.liber2015.org.uk/call-for-papers

The Conference will focus on the theme Towards Open Science. Topics for papers include:

*         Partnering: transitioning and increasing uptake

*         Positioning: leadership, strategy and impact

*         Innovating, tools, services, exploitation of data, ROI

*         Advocating: policies, promotion, engagement

*         Practising: Building: developing, governing and supporting infrastructure

It is clear that libraries have a key role in enabling Open Science (see LIBER statement on Open Science<http://libereurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/LIBER_Statement-on-open-science-final.pdf>). It is also apparent that libraries will have to show leadership, adapt the way they measure impact and deliver services, and partner with other stakeholders in order to claim this role.Open Science broadly describes science carried out and communicated in a manner which allows others to contribute, collaborate and add to the research effort, with all kinds of data, results and protocols made freely available at different stages of the research process -RIN / NESTA report (2010)<http://apo.org.au/files/Resource/nesta-rin_open_science_v01.pdf>.

This conference invites papers that address these issues, explore the movement towards Open Science practice and policies, and provide examples of how libraries are acting as enablers and identifying and addressing key challenges related to implementing Open Science principles.

We invite submissions of:
*         Research papers presenting theoretical solutions but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied
*         Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
*         Experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities
*         Best practices
Abstracts for papers should be no more than 250 words in length. There is the possibility for authors to have the full version of their accepted papers published in the peer reviewed LIBER Quarterly.

Susan Reilly
Executive Director
susan.reilly at kb.nl<mailto:susan.reilly at kb.nl>
+31 70 314 07 29
Twitter: @skreilly
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