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Open Access Days 2018 – Part II: How does open access develop in individual disciplines and projects?

The 12th Open Access Days were held at the Technical University in Graz from 24 to 26 September 2018 under the motto “Diversity of Open Access”. The first part of our conference report focused on transformation strategies towards open access and open science at the national level. The second part of our report focuses primarily on the development of open access as part of individual projects and individual disciplines. Open access in the humanities In Session 5 (OA in the humanities), Anna Severin from the Swiss National Science Foundation & University of Bern presented a survey study on the perception […]


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 […]


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 […]


Jenseits von #FakeScience: Wie wir falsche Gewissheiten in der Wissenschaftskommunikation überwinden können

Unter dem Hashtag #FakeScience wird derzeit diskutiert, ob betrügerische Zeitschriftenverlage dabei sind, das Vertrauen in die Wissenschaft zu zerstören. Tatsächlich jedoch haben die altbekannten „Predatory Publisher“ nie die beschworene Vertrauenskrise ausgelöst – sondern sind vielmehr ein Randphänomen eines veralteten, ohnehin problematischen Verständnisses der Bewertung von Forschungsleistungen. Mit seit vielen Jahren etablierten Ansätzen wie Preprints und insbesondere Open Peer Review ließe sich die Gesamtsituation verbessern und zugleich den „Predatory Journals“ der Markt entziehen. Weiterlesen …


COAR Annual Meeting 2018: Repositories as central infrastructure of open scholarly communication

Behind the COAR lies a global network of now over 130 institutions (libraries, data centres, research funding organisations and ministries). The aims of the COAR are the further development of repositories and the positioning of these in an open scientific landscape. The focus of the meeting was the discussion surrounding COAR’s proposals for “Next Generation Repositories”, the use of repositories for other content than publications (e.g. research data or teaching materials), and various national reports on the subjects of open access and open science. Next generation repositories The annual meeting was framed by two keynote presentations: In the first, “Open […]



Working Out Loud: How to promote digital collaboration and open science

Working Out Loud (WOL) is a method that promotes networking and purposeful collaboration. It was developed by John Stepper and is described in his book Working Out Loud: For a Better Career and Life. Working Out Loud is an approach to systematically build relationships that can be helpful in one way or another, for example to achieve a goal or to familiarize oneself with a new topic. Working Out Loud thus promotes working in networks, which is possible nowadays thanks to social networks but which is also required. It thus represents a suitable social and organisational response to digitisation and […]


While European Union Open Access Goals May be Unrealistic, Survey Findings Indicate Progress for Open Science

Posted in: en.hypothesesEven through in his recent news item, David Matthews concludes that the European Union’s 2020 target…


Report: Wie bekommen Forschende die Qualifikationen für Open Science?

Der kürzlich veröffentlichte Report “Providing researchers with the skills and competencies they need to practise Open Science – Report of the Working Group on Education and Skills under Open Science” adressiert die Fähigkeiten und Kenntnisse, die Forschende brauchen, wie diese erworben werden könnten, und was darüber hinaus notwendig ist, um die Open-Science-Praxis zu fördern. Befragung zeigt, dass Open Science für Forschende kein geläufiges Konzept ist Eine Umfrage, die zwischen März und Mai 2017 durchgeführt wurde, um die gegenwärtige Situation zu erheben, bildet die Basis des Reports. Die Umfrage, an der sich 1.277 Forscherinnen und Forscher aus ganz Europa beteiligt haben, […]


Anleitung für Open Science: Wie Universitäten die Umsetzung in der Praxis fördern

Indiana University Bloomington Auf der erst kürzlich gelaunchten Seite Open Scholarship @ IU Bloomington werden – unterteilt in die drei Kategorien “Open Access“, “Open Data” und “Open Journals” – sehr übersichtlich Informationen bereitgestellt, um Angehörige der Indiana University Bloomington beim Umsetzen der Open Science-Prinzipien in die Praxis zu unterstützen. Eingebunden ist dabei unter anderem die Universitätsbibliothek mit ihrem Scholarly Communication Department. Neben der Unterstützung bei der Erstellung von Forschungsdatenmanagementplänen besteht die Möglichkeit, Beratungstermine zu vereinbaren. Arizona State Universityy ist die entsprechende Seite der Arizona State University Library. Hier wird besonderer Wert darauf gelegt zu vermitteln, was Open Science ist und […]