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LIBER Digital Skills Working Group: Case Studies on Open Science Skilling and Training Initiatives in Europe

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Open Science skills for both research librarians and researchers are at the center of all evolutions towards “openness”. The Digital Skills for Library staff and Researchers LIBER Working Group conducted a selection process in 2018 in order to identify Open Science training programmes relying on skills identification.

In April 2019, questionnaires were sent ou in 28 countries, and complementary interviews were conducted for the production of country-specific case studies on Open Science skilling and training initiatives in Europe.

The first results of this combined approach is going to be presented during the 2019 LIBER Conference workshop “Open Science Essentials: Towards a Skill Set and Showcases”, and the publication of the case studies will be followed by a factsheet and analysis in 2020. The objective of this activity is to offer the research library community a selective landscape of inspiring methods, practices, contacts and words of wisdom, covering institutional cases, national initiatives as well as European project approaches.

The Digital Skills LIBER Working Group is aiming at spreading a more open culture and positioning libraries as key-partners in skills training for the complex and forward-thinking concept of Open Science. This project displays the richness and diversity of European approaches towards Open Science skilling and training in both libraries and researchers’ communities, from mature programmes to emerging initiatives.


Open Science Training and Skilling Initiatives in Europe_Denmark.pdf