A Memorandum of Understanding between LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and CLARIN has been signed on 22 March 2017 in Lausanne.
LIBER represents over 400 research and special libraries across Europe, their universities and researchers. The Foundation promotes in particular:
- efficient information services,
- access to research information,
- innovation in end-user services supporting teaching, learning and research,
- preservation of cultural heritage, and
- efficient and effective management in research libraries.
LIBER and CLARIN ERIC share objectives in promoting the use of digital collections and digital techniques, in particular in language-related research in the social sciences and humanities. Both organisations recognize the need to enhance competencies, knowledge exchange and skills for the use and management of language research data, ICT methods and technologies, including scientific information infrastructures such as CLARIN.
LIBER and CLARIN ERIC aim to encourage and support libraries in building up new service roles, as well in engaging in research processes to take forward digital scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.
CLARIN is looking forward to the fruits of this new partnership!
We would like to mention that a Memorandum of Understanding has also been signed on the occasion between LIBER and DARIAH-EU. It is another step forward in the joint efforts to create a more connected research infrastructure for the arts and humanities in Europe.
The text of the MoU is available here:
LIBER - CLARIN Memorandum of Understanding