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Open Access Days 2018 – Part I: How is Open Access developing in the context of Open Science?

From 24 to 26 September 2018, the 12th Open Access Days took place in Graz at the Technical University, this time under the motto “Diversity of open access”. The extensive programme with over 50 lectures as well as workshops, poster presentations and company lectures met a great demand again. The conference focused on open educational resources, the importance of the “Green Road” today, and open access in the context of open science. More than 300 participants attended the event; more than half of them from Germany. We present a selection of the 15 sessions. Open Access in France Three keynote […]


Podcasts: Potential for science and further education

Podcasts are series of audio files which are made available free of charge. These can be improvised or produced using a script; with respect to topic and length they can vary widely or can be clearly delimited. Quelle: Quelle: “obs/dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH/nextMediaHamburg” Podcasts are enjoying growing popularity, particularly for the purposes of entertainment (54 percent listen to such podcasts or would be open to doing so) and science and further education (49 percent), as a study undertaken by nextMedia.Hamburg (link in German) demonstrates. The most popular formats are primarily reports (listened to by 62 percent), news (45 percent), interviews […]


Call for Papers: DIGITAL HUMANITIES 2019 „Complexities“ – DH 2019

Aufruf zum Call for Papers für die Digital Humanities 2019 Konferenz zum Thema „Complexities“ Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Utrecht University (The Netherlands) Paper/Poster/Panel deadline: 11:59pm GMT 27 November 2018 Workshop/Tutorial deadline: 11:59pm GMT, 10 January 2019 Workshops: 8-9 July 2019 Conference: 9-12 July 2019 Website: http://dh2019.adho.org Twitter: @DH2019_NL Email: dh2019@adho.org   I: GENERAL INFORMATION The […]


News on Science 2.0 and Open Science (Newsletter September 2018)

Around the research Alliance and it’s partners   Open Science Conference – Call for Project Presentations The Open Science Conference 2019 is the 6th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement.   Within this context, this call invites the research community as well as further import […]


2. Göttinger StudiDays in Digital Humanities #DHStudiDays2018

Zum zweiten Mal fanden in diesem Jahr die Göttinger StudiDays in Digital Humanities statt. Vom 24. bis 26.09.2018 trafen sich Studierende und WissenschaftlerInnen aus den Geisteswissenschaften, der Informatik und den Digital Humanities am Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH). Alle Teilnehmenden waren eingeladen Projekte vorzustellen, sich über Ideen auszutauschen, sich zu vernetzen und neue Tools […]


Research data management: over-reliance on the lifecycle metaphor – and alternatives

A few years ago, if asked to represent data we would probably have immediately thought of the pyramid model: with data lying at the base of the pyramid and information, knowledge and wisdom laid out above it. This visualisation is based on the idea that a mass of “raw” data is the foundation from which different levels of understanding are successively refined. Another important metaphor and visualisation is the store or repository. This represents data as captured, stored, used, managed and preserved. It is based on the idea of data as static and basing services on or around it. It […]


Open Science Conference 2019 – Call for Project Presentations

Call for Project Presentations Open Science Conference 2019 (March 19-20, 2019, Berlin, Germany) The Open Science Conference 2019 is the 6th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders […]


IFLA Global Vision Report: Library core values boost open science

On 26 August 2018 the IFLA Global Vision Report was published. In total more than 30,000 people from 190 countries and from all kinds of library types contributed to the report’s content by sharing their opinions and concerns. More than 9,000 librarians took part in workshops and more than 21,000 voted online. IFLA had started its global vision process in 2017, aiming to explore the challenges and opportunities for the library field around the world. After publishing the Global Vision Report, IFLA now aims at making the vision a reality. For that purpose it started a global call for ideas […]


GBV Association Conference 2018: How libraries embrace the digital transformation

As a prelude to the 22nd Association Conference of the German Common Library Network (Verbundkonferenz des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbund – GBV), representatives from academia, the world of politics and the library sector discussed the prospects for libraries in the context of digital transformation. The hosts for the two-day conference, which took place in Kiel on 29 and 30 August 2018, were the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and die Kiel University Library. The business journalist Jan-Martin Wiarda, moderator of the podium discussion, likened the issues surrounding future certainties to a change in belief system and invited the six participants […]


Open Science Conference 2019 – Call for Project Presentations

Call for Project Presentations  Open Science Conference 2019 (March 19-20, 2019, Berlin, Germany) The Open Science Conference 2019 is the 6th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders […]