Work led by the SSI wins a LIBER 2021 Award
Work led by the SSI on “Recognising the value of software: how libraries can help the adoption of software citation” has won a LIBER 2021 Award for Library Innovation, sponsored by OCLC.
This award is given to the three abstracts which best describe innovative work within the overall theme of the Annual Conference - Libraries and Open Knowledge: from vision to implementation. These are based on criteria such as the level of innovation, the impact on the wider library community, originality and the quality of the abstract.
Announcing the awards virtually, Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director OCLC EMEA said:
“We have seen hundreds of libraries around the world that have reinvented themselves in innovative and inspirational ways in order to be able to continue serving their communities. Some of these changes will impact libraries going forward and we are continuously reflecting on a long-term vision for libraries as a result of these changing practices and environments.”
The abstract was authored by SSI Director, Neil Chue Hong, in collaboration with SSI Fellows Jez Cope (British Library) and Patricia Herterich (University of Edinburgh), Daniel S. Katz (UIUC), and Simon Worthington (TIB). It builds on the work of the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation WG. It was presented as part of a panel at the LIBER2021 conference on Working with Software & Data.