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European Open Science Cloud: How libraries can spring into action

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is to be established as a central infrastructure for open science in Europe. It is therefore important for libraries and other infrastructure institutions to know what role they can play in this context and how they can already become involved in the course of development. The development of the EOSC is flanked by projects such as EOSCpilot. Ilaria Fava and Valentina Cavalli report on the opportunities for libraries to participate and how they can promote open science. What are the goals of the EOSCpilot project? The EOSCpilot is a two-year EC project to support […]


Interview: How Open Science is changing the Landscape of Academic Libraries

In his master thesis Dr Thomas Gerdes dealt with the topic “The Open Science Movement and its significance for the academic libraries – An Analysis of Position Papers and Development Perspectives” (link in German). The focus was on a target-actual comparison and the development perspectives for open science in academic libraries. We asked him about it. How did you proceed in your master thesis? The term “open science” sums up heterogeneous aspirations for a more open science. What open science means for academic libraries is discussed in a variety of position papers and other publications. My work compares the target […]


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 […]


Open Science Conference 2018: Going into practice!

Open Science is being put into practice. However, this should not be taken for granted; there are still a few challenges to overcome. At the curtain-raiser of this year’s Open Science Conference, Dr Georg Schütte, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), emphasised that the Open Science community will have to be strategic, fast and relevant enough to drive the issue forward. As part of his opening speech on the second day, Professor Dr-Ing. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, pointed out firstly that Open Science could serve to restore the trust of the civil […]


Opening up science: How the library will become a hub for open innovation and science

Openness in science and innovation can be looked at in two dimensions: On the one hand, the integration of a wide range of knowledge providers into the different phases of the science/implementation process. On the other, the creation of transparency and free access to the results of scientific study. A new initiative from the Stifterverband (Donors Association for Open Science and Innovation) has set itself the goal of no longer seeing open innovation and open science as separated according to economics and science. Instead, it is hoped that the joint debate and the creation of interfaces will make it easier […]


Barcamp Open Science: We need to talk!

Given that open science is a hot topic of conversation, is it also being put into practice? Open science has unfortunately not yet completely caught on, and the oft discussed cultural change is taking time. Often there is a lack of knowledge and orientation in the complex world of open science. That is why it is important to approach researchers, facilitate an exchange about practices and answer their questions. This was the focus of the fourth Barcamp Open Science, organised by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and held at Wikimedia as it was last year. Launched as a pre-event […]


Research data infrastructure development: The pros and cons of user involvement

FAIR use of data is one of the hot topics on the science policy agenda. To achieve FAIR Data or even publicly accessible data, appropriate research data infrastructures (RDIs) are needed. There are various national, transnational and international developments of information infrastructures or research data infrastructures that are currently being conceptualized, implemented or further emerging. Notable examples are the “National Open Science Cloud” in the Netherlands, the “Open Research Data Infrastructure” in the UK, the “Australian Research Data Cloud”, the German Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) or the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The mantra of user involvement Nowadays, along with […]


OpenUP Hub: Werkzeuge und Wissen für die Öffnung des Forschungszyklus

Was ist der OpenUP Hub? Open Science und Open Scholarship haben die Landschaft des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens revolutioniert. Wir brauchen neue Wege für das Überprüfen, Bewerten und Kommunizieren wissenschaftlicher Artefakte. Das EU-geförderte Projekt OpenUP (auf Twitter) adressiert alle zentralen Fragen, die darauf abzielen den Forschungslebenszyklus zu öffnen, wie etwa: Wie können Forschende mit innovativen Methoden über ihre Arbeit kommunizieren? Was ist Open Peer Review? Wie werden Altmetrics produziert und evaluiert? Ziel ist es, den Dialog zu öffnen, um eine offenere, transparentere Wissenschaftslandschaft mit einem Gleichgewicht der Geschlechter zu erreichen, mit einem speziellen Fokus darauf, die Review-, Dissemination- und Assessment-Mechanismen zu verbreiten, […]


Open Science und der Long-Tail der Wissenschaft: Lasst uns die Lücke überbrücken

In unserer komplexen Welt gilt es viele Lücken zu überbrücken, aber ich werde mich der Lücke zwischen Open Science auf der einen Seite und Ökologie ebenso wie Evolution auf der anderen Seite widmen. Wie groß muss unser Sprung sein? Ich weiß es nicht, aber ich weiß, dass es einfacher wird, wenn beide Seiten ihre Hände ausstrecken, um zu helfen! Das Wachstum von Open Science Die Open-Science-Bewegung wächst in den Wissenschaftsdisziplinen. Beträchtliche intellektuelle und finanzielle Bemühungen werden unternommen, um E-Infrastrukturen, Tools und Methoden zu entwickeln, damit Open Science erfolgreich im Mainstream ankommt. So investiert die Europäische Kommission zum Beispiel 890 Millionen […]