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 criteria (in order of importance) for the Award were:
- Level of innovation
- Impact on the wider library community (especially the European library community)
- Quality of the abstract
The three abstracts which best fulfill these criteria were selected by the Conference Programme Committee (CPC). The Award comprised the opportunity to present the winning paper at the 2023 LIBER Annual Conference in Budapest, free Conference registration, and travel expenses and accommodation. The award is funded by OCLC as part of the valued, multi-year collaboration between OCLC and LIBER.
Open Digital Libraries was one of the award winning projects in the KB abstract «Opening up library collections for creative reuse».