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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 für das fünfte Programmjahr des Fellow-Programm Freies Wissen statt. Das Stipendienprogramm für 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.


Agile Working: Promoting Innovation and Open Science with Scrum

Projects that are completed too late, where costs get out of hand or which have been allowed to spiral beyond the users’ control: these are just a few examples of nightmare scenarios in project management. Digitalisation, changing values and a dynamic environment render it both possible and necessary to deal with new, agile forms of work. How about using agility in projects to push the implementation of innovation and Open Science? One way to do this is to apply the Scrum project management approach, an overview of which we provide here.

The post Agile Working: Promoting Innovation and Open Science with Scrum first appeared on ZBW MediaTalk.



Moving the Open Science Barcamp Online!

The Open Science Barcamp was hosted by the ‘Communities in New Media’ (GeNeMe) conference organised by the TU Dresden Media Centre on the 7th of October. The move to online only for the barcamp managed to keep the ‘in-the-moment’ spontaneity that makes a barcamp special – showing off group ingenuity and creating a welcoming environment attracting participants from around the world. The format also worked in terms of turning questions and abstract notions into concrete steps that participants could take away.