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(English) 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 […]



Horizon Report 2018: Adapting higher education to the future of work

The new NMC Horizon Report 2018 Higher Education Edition was published by Educause on 16 August 2018. Thus, the publisher is new but the structure of the report remains the same as within its former editions. The report on higher education is divided into three categories: trends accelerating technology adoption, challenges impeding technology adoption and important technological developments in Higher Education. There are six topics assigned to each of these categories. The categories are being subdivided according to different levels of difficulty or according to short, mid or long-term horizon. In our blog post we highlight the report’s topics that […]


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

Around the research Alliance and it’s partners   How Science is benefiting from Social Media In her article for “Forschung und Lehre” (article only available in German), Professor Isabella Peters reports on the development of the internet from of a static mass medium to a participatory space. This development has a huge impact on scientific […]


Practice of Research Data Management: Findings from an IFLA Project on Data Curators

In a project of the IFLA section “Library Theory and Research” (LTR) the profession of data curators was analyzed. Dr Anna Maria Tammaro and Dr Krystyna Matusiak answered our interview questions to tell us about the project findings. What was the aim of the study? The project of the IFLA section Library Theory and Research (LTR), entitled “Data curator: who is s/he?”, aimed to identify the roles, responsibilities, activities, and concerns of practicing data curators around the world. The main objectives of the project were: To prepare a vocabulary (a list of terms in hierarchical structure) and possibly an ontology, […]


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 …


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

Around the research Alliance and its partners Strategy Process of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 The Leibniz Research Alliance has initiated a strategy process. Representatives of the member institutions participated in a two day workshop from 11 – 12 June in Hamburg to develop some impulses for the future of the research alliance. Goal […]