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Building Communities of Librarians and Information Specialists in Business and Economics

Librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies from 21 countries joined the first INCONECSS conference in Berlin to exchange best practices and opinions and help each other to improve and enhance their local services. The INCONECSS (International Conference on Economics and Business Information) was initiated by ZBW to bring people…


Als Roboter in den USA: Eine etwas andere Konferenzteilnahme

Wie kann man an einer Konferenz teilnehmen, wenn man weite Entfernungen und große Kosten nicht auf sich nehmen möchte? Telepräsenz-Roboter machen es möglich. Hier ein Erfahrungsbericht von Dr. Athanasios Mazarakis. Die ACM CHI Konferenz (kurz: CHI) ist die weltgrößte und bedeutendste Konferenz im Bereich Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. Dieses Jahr fand die Konferenz unter dem Motto „#chi4good“ in…



Barcamp Science 2.0: Open Science in practice? Just start!

Open, innovative and inquiring – this could be the characterisation both for the participants and the sessions of the second Barcamp Science 2.0 held during the third Science 2.0 Conference in Cologne. “Putting Science 2.0 and Open Science into Practice” served as the motto for lively exchanges and the collection of subject matter for future […]



It’s Time to Change the Way We Discover Research

On May 1, I submitted an application for a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowhip. Started by Mark Shuttleworth in 2001, the Shuttleworth Foundation has enabled many amazing open knowledge initatives, including  ContentMine (Peter Murray-Rust) and Hypothes.is (Dan Whaley). The foundation has expressed the following vision: “We would like to live in an open knowledge society with limitless …

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Evolution or revolution? Science 2.0 Conference discusses European Open Science Cloud

Experts on Digitisation of the Science System met in Cologne from 3 to 4 May 2016 – Topic: Discover the European Open Science Cloud Kiel/Hamburg, 11 May 2016: The International Science 2.0 Conference 2016, which was held in Cologne on 3 and 4 May 2016, discussed the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud with various […]


EEXCESS Final Conference: Wrap Up

Last week, the EEXCESS Final Conference took place in Cologne, within the frame of the International Science 2.0 Conference. In the Opening, project ccordinator Prof. Michael Granitzer presented the vision of not only ensuring open access to scientific literature and cultural online objects, but “effortless access” (Slides). Further invited speakers were Timothy Hill from Europeana […]