LIBER 2023 Award for Library Innovation


Tereza Kalová, Scientific coordinator of the Certificate Course "Data Steward", received the LIBER 2023 Award for Library Innovation for her presentation "Teaching Data Stewardship: Insights from the Certificate Course "Data Steward" of the University of Vienna".

The Innovation Award recognises the three abstracts submitted to the LIBER Annual Conference which best describe innovative work within the overall theme of the event: “Open and Trusted: Reassessing Research Library Values”. The awardees were announced at the closing ceremony of the 52nd LIBER Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

The three abstracts which best fulfill these criteria are selected by the Conference Programme Committee (CPC).

Teaching Data Stewardship: Insights from the Certificate Course “Data Steward” of the University of Vienna (Author: Tereza Kalová)

The author explores the position of the data steward in libraries, and the growing number of specialised training courses that need to be developed for this role. The paper highlights the lessons learned from the development of the first formalised further education programme on data stewardship from the Vienna University Library, Austria.

Read the full abstract.

You can find further information about the certificate course, offered by the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna, here.

Text: Nina Jahn, Postgraduate Center