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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.

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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.

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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

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Open Access Days 2020: Highlights & Tips

The Open Access Days 2020 were held online for the first time under the motto “Routes, Stakeholders, Effects”. Bringing their personal perspectives to the event, four colleagues share their highlights – from bibliometrics to open source tools, to transformation contracts and networking.

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Opscidia: Fighting Fake News via Open Access

In recent years, fake news has become a growing problem in the international information landscape. More and more projects deal with how to expose and avoid them. One of them is the project of Charles Letaillieur and Sylvain Massip. With a tool for the general public, the two want to support checking simple messages for their truthfulness with the help of open access publications and of artificial intelligence.

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LIBER 2020 Online: Building Trust with Research Libraries

Many of the topics of the LIBER 2020 Online conference can be classified under the keyword “Open Science”. A special focus was placed on “trust”, which – just like transparency – is both an aspect and a goal of openness, and on Citizen Science. And above all, the question of what role these topics play in face of the corona pandemic was raised.



Reproduzierbarkeit leicht gemacht – „GESIS Notebooks“ für eine offene Wissenschaft

Die „GESIS Notebooks“ versetzen Wissenschaftler*innen in die Lage, hochkomplexe Forschungsprozesse mit wenig Aufwand und größtmöglicher Unterstützung nachzuvollziehen. In einer web-basierten interaktiven Arbeitsumgebung lassen sich komplexe Rechenprozesse virtuell durchführen, ohne eine leistungsstarke und teure Hardwareinfrastruktur selbst vorhalten zu müssen. Dadurch wird die Reproduzierbarkeit von Forschung deutlich einfacher; somit unterstützen die „GESIS Notebooks“


A public archive for the videos of the Altmetrics Conferences and Workshops

We are glad to announce that most videos from the Altmetrics Conferences and Workshops are now available at a public archive, the TIB AV-Portal. In doing so, we create a long-term archive of the videos, define licenses for reuse, assign a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each video and provide the possibility to link the videos in future to the corresponding presentation slides and/or abstracts.

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