As we want to share the knowledge we build, we record all our webinars and make them available on our KR21 YouTube Channel.

Recordings are available from the following webinars:

The empty library? The urgency of solutions to unsustainable eBook markets

This webinar explored the challenges faced by libraries in different parts of Europe in acquiring and giving access to eBooks, how they are advocating for change, and the possibilities under law to find a more sustainable path forwards.


The #ebookSOS campaign in Ireland, by Cathal McCauley – University Librarian, Maynooth University and President of the Library Association of Ireland

Struggling for legally based e-lending, by Barbara Schleihagen – Executive Director, German Library Association

Legal Solutions to the eBook Dilemma: Enabling libraries to act as libraries, by Benjamin White -Chair of LIBER’s Copyright and Legal Matters Working Group, researcher at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management

KR21 Programme presentation by Stephen Wyber

Book Digitisation, Online Access and Lending: What Infrastructure is Needed for Success?

This webinar brought together practitioners from the California Institute of Technology, Boston Public Library and Project ReShare, and focused on the library workflows, software and infrastructures involved in digitising books and providing access to patrons. 


How Do We Fix eBook Markets? A Discussion on the Future of Libraries and Authorship

This webinar discussed the eBook crisis libraries, educators and authors face with international thought leaders in the sector. Exploring the many issues that have arisen as collections are increasingly leased and not owned, the session took the form of a wide-ranging interview and discussion with our panelists. See more in our announcement of the webinar


Moderator: Ben White – CIPPM, Bournemouth University

Flexible copyright exceptions 1: The next step for Europe?

This webinar brought together legal scholars from National Chengchi University (Taiwan), King’s College London and Bournemouth University (UK) to focus on flexible copyright exceptions from the perspective of civil law jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Japan, Taiwan and Europe.


  • Professor Emily Hudson – Reader in Law, King’s College London
  • Professor Chung-Lun Shen – Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor at College of Law, National Chenchi University, Taiwan
  • Benjamin White – PhD researcher, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University

Chair: Felix Reda – Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (Society for Civil Rights)

Flexible copyright exceptions 2: What can we in Europe learn from the US?


  • Sara R  Benson JD, LLM, MSLIS – Copyright Librarian and an associate professor at the University of Illinois Library
  • Melissa Levine – Director of the University of Michigan Library’s Copyright Office 
  • Derek Slater – Founding Partner at Proteus Strategies

Enabling the reuse of the scholarly publication: modus operandi et modus desiderandi

In this webinar, you will learn about the preliminary findings of two KR21 projects, Project Zero on secondary publishing rights and Project Retain on rights retention, and how they help pave the way to Open Access. We invite the community of research libraries to open a dialogue among Open Science stakeholders about the options, good practices, lessons learnt, challenges and impact of two legal instruments: Secondary Publishing Rights (SPR) and Rights Retention and Open Licensing. Our expert speakers share valuable insights and real-world examples of how these mechanisms have been applied around Europe.


  • Kyriaki Zoutsou – PhD Candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Project Zero)
  • Jon Treadway – Director, Great North Wood Consulting (Project Retain)

Additional Panelists:

  • Giannis Tsakonas – Director at the Library at the University of Patras & Vice-President of LIBER (Project Zero)
  • Ignasi Labastida i Juan – Rector Delegate for Open Science, University of Barcelona & Chair, SPARC Europe Board (Project Retain)

Chair: Vanessa Proudman – Director, SPARC Europe