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Open Science and Organisational Culture: Openness as a Core Value at the ZBW

Open Science has become a central focus of work for the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. A key issues paper developed in a participatory manner now sets out how the principles of openness in one’s own work are strategically taken up and how the implementation of open practices among employees is specifically promoted. Prof Klaus Tochtermann, Director of the ZBW, explains the significance of the paper in an interview.

The post Open Science and Organisational Culture: Openness as a Core Value at the ZBW first appeared on ZBW MediaTalk.


Semantic Publishing: The Future Open Textbook – a Contribution to NFDI4Culture

Semantic Publishing is a new open-source software research project contributing to the techstack for the creation of multi-format textbooks. A new generation of textbooks that includes modern Open Science digital objects, has semantic layers for structure and meaning, and packaging for interoperability. We are focusing on a specific book type ‘the textbook’ as an integrated part of MOOCs. The project is based at the Open Science Lab – TIB and contributes to the German consortium of the National Research Infrastructure for Culture (NFDI4Culture).

Der Beitrag Semantic Publishing: The Future Open Textbook – a Contribution to NFDI4Culture erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.




Open Access Journals: Who is Afraid of 404?

Open Access journals are known to be accessible to all. But will this be for good, too? An international study on the disappearance of Open Access articles and complete journals from the internet has caused quite a stir in the community. Yvonne Tunnat takes a close look at the study and uses the example of her field of work in digital long-term archiving at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics to show what we can do against disappearance.

The post Open Access Journals: Who is Afraid of 404? first appeared on ZBW MediaTalk.




Fellows-Programm Freies Wissen 2020/21 startete mit einem digitalen Auftakt

Am 16. und 17. Oktober 2020 fand die Auftaktveranstaltung fĂŒr das fĂŒnfte Programmjahr des Fellow-Programm Freies Wissen statt. Das Stipendienprogramm fĂŒr 20 Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen aller Disziplinen legt in diesem Jahr den Schwerpunkt auf Knowledge Equity.

Der Beitrag Fellows-Programm Freies Wissen 2020/21 startete mit einem digitalen Auftakt erschien zuerst auf Wikimedia Deutschland Blog.


TIB about to start a new Open Access service for scholarly journals and conference proceedings

TIB is about to launch a new open access service on which scientific journals and conference publications can be published. In doing so, it is underlining its orientation towards Open Access and adding a significant new pillar to its activities to support the transition to Open Access. As a research partner, TIB is committed to professional, optimally accessible and widely visible publications.

Der Beitrag TIB about to start a new Open Access service for scholarly journals and conference proceedings erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


The Future Open Book

Rapid publishing for public health books against COVID-19 The article covers a case study of the barriers to be overcome to fully automate the production workflow for Open Access multi-format books, to produce and distribute the following – ebook, print-on-demand, screen PDF, webbook, website, and an interoperable source. This blogpost was written to accompany the presentation at the Japanese ‘Vivliostyle User/Dev Meeting 2020 Autumn’ 24 October 2020 13:00 JST (04:00 UTC) – 17:10 JST (08:10 UTC).  The case study The case study involves producing eight book sprints for training manuals, some with MOOC modules, for the Academy of Public Health in Dusseldorf (Germany) which was run as a research cooperation with the Open Science Lab, TIB – German National Library of Science and Technology.  Motivation We are using the book as a technology and social practice within healthcare knowledge management. For example the ‘book sprint’ method of bringing together health

Der Beitrag The Future Open Book erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.