At the end of last week I received an E-Mail from the LIBER Executive Director that congratulates our project for winning the LIBER Award for Library Innovation 2012! These are really great news!
Our abstract: “Data Management in Scholarly Journals and Possible Roles for Libraries – Some Insights from EDaWaX” was among the top three papers that were submitted to the conference.
In our paper for LIBER we are pointing out the results of our study in work package 2: We will evaluate how many journals are equipped with a data policy, how these policies are structured and what kind of materials (e.g. data; code; programs) authors need to submit beside their manuscripts.
Our paper will also show what criteria we chose to group the data policies regarding their suitability for replication purposes. Based on the results we present best practices and guidelines for data policies in the field of economics.
In the conclusion of our paper we will present our thoughts abouthte role of libraries in this process. The linkage between publications and their underlying research data is an interesting role, libraries could fulfil in the future. Replication is a cornerstone of the scientific method – and libraries might be well advised to support these processes in
cooperation with data centres, editors, publishers, and researchers.
We are really delighted winning this prize – it shows the importance of our work and strongly motivates us for the future challenges in the project.
The LIBER Award for Library Innovation was instituted by LIBER with support from Elsevier. It honours the three abstracts which best describe innovative work in the overall theme of the Annual Conference “Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe”.
Specific criteria for the Award selection were:
- Level of innovation
- Impact on the wider library community
- Scalability of the idea
- Expected return-on-investment
Beside our contribution two other papers won the award:
Justine Haeberli, Daniel Beucke
Open Access Statistics – Services and Standards for Internationally Comparable Usage Statistics
Kathleen Shearer, Birgit Schmidt, Norbert Lossau
Licensing Revisited: Open Access clauses in practice
Congratulations to these colleagues, too! I’m looking forward to meeting you in Tartu!
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