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Open Science in Canada: Grassroots Effort and a National Approach

we were talking with Mark Leggott and Portia Taylor A strong commitment of different stakeholders and a national approach fuel the transition to open science in Canada. In our interview Mark Leggott, Executive Director of Research Data Canada and manager of CANARIE’s RDM funding program, and Portia Taylor, Senior Policy Analyst in International Affairs, Security and Justice with the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada and formerly part of Canada’s Open Government team, tell us about the core elements of this approach, concrete actions, challenges and their learnings. What are the core elements of your national approach to foster open data […]


Hinter den Kulissen eines DFG-Forschungsprojekts – wie macht man 5 Millionen wissenschaftliche Open-Access-Abbildungen nutzbar und arbeitet dabei mit der Wikimedia-Community zusammen?

Wissenschaftliche Artikel sind bisher eine wenig genutzte Quelle, um Bilder zu finden, die man anderswo nachnutzen kann. Das Projekt NOA will das ändern. Bisher wurden mehrere Millionen Bilder aus frei verfügbaren wissenschaftlichen Artikeln eingesammelt und mit Text-Data-Mining-Methoden beschrieben, sodass man nach den Bildern suchen kann. Aber wie kommen sie nun zu Wikimedia Commons, damit sie langfristig für viele Menschen zur Verfügung stehen? Gehören überhaupt alle Bilder auf Wikimedia Commons? Hier beschreiben wir, warum das gar nicht so einfach ist, was unsere Überlegungen dazu waren und wie wir die Herausforderungen lösen. Weiterlesen …


Behind the Scenes of a DFG Research Project — Making Five Million Scientific Open Access Images Available and Collaborating with the Wikimedia Community

Scientific articles have been a rarely exploited source for finding images that can be used elsewhere. The NOA project wants to change that. So far, several million images from freely available scientific articles have been collected and been described with text data mining methods, so that they are findable in a search engine. But how do they get to Wikimedia Commons to make them available for many people in the long run? Do all the images belong there at all? In this article, we describe our reflections on the questions and how they solve the challenges.
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Will Education Become More Open?

Fig 1. The interplay of open science and open education Open science practitioners embrace the ideas of sharing and communicating their research and interests as well as collaborating with like-minded peers, i.e., practicing co-science (McKiernan et al. 2016) such as on the Open Science MOOC1 platform. If they admit to those goals regarding their research, …

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Next Generation Researchers and Open Science in the University

Image: Riesenspatz Infoillustration (http://riesenspatz.de) für Wikimedia Deutschland – Riesenspatz Infoillustration (http://riesenspatz.de) CC BY-SA 4.0 @OpenSciFellows | Thanks to Sarah Behrens, Wikimedia DE, Alumna Caroline Fischer (University of Potsdam) and Fellow Rima-Maria Rahal (Tilburg University). How can we spread Open Science principles to the next generation of researchers? One way is to practice Open Scholarship already …

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Open Access an der TIB: Rückblick 2018

Im Jahr 2018 ist an der TIB einiges in Sachen Open Access passiert. Unsere Angebote wurden ausgebaut und verstärkt nachgefragt. In diesem Beitrag ziehen wir Bilanz und geben einen kurzen Überblick über unsere wichtigsten Aktivitäten, gefolgt von einem Ausblick auf das Jahr 2019. Weiterlesen …


Open Definition 2.1 nun in deutscher Übersetzung

Open Source, Open Access, Open Data, Open Research Knowledge Graph, Open Science – viele Aktivitäten und Themenfelder der TIB beziehen sich auf den Begriff der Offenheit. Was genau dieses “Open” bedeutet, wird seit einigen Jahrzehnten heiß diskutiert. Im wissenschaftlichen Bereich haben sich dabei einige Definitionen weitere Verbreitung gefunden als andere. Eine der zentralen Definitionen ist zweifelsohne die Open Definition oder Offen-Definition. Weiterlesen …


Neue Studie des Stifterverbandes: Was gewinnen wir durch Open Science und Open Innovation?

by Birgit Fingerle The study“What do we gain through Open Science and Open Innovation? – The concept of strategic openness and its relevance to Germany” was published at the end of January 2019. It was developed as part of the Initiative for Open Science and Innovation by The Stifterverband, and was conducted in cooperation with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and winnovation consulting gmbh. The study shows that Germany has a huge amount of catching up to do in comparison with other European countries and […]


Workshop – How to make the most of your publications in the humanities? Discover evolving trends in open access

Am 21. Januar 2019 organisieren FOSTER und DARIAH-EU den Workshop „How to make the most of your publications in the humanities? Discover evolving trends in open access“ im Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum in Berlin. In dem Workshop wird es um domänenspezifische Open Science Praktiken in den Geisteswissenschaften gehen. Ziel ist es, ein Bild von der sich verändernden Landschaft […]


Open Access Days 2018 – Part II: How does open access develop in individual disciplines and projects?

The 12th Open Access Days were held at the Technical University in Graz from 24 to 26 September 2018 under the motto “Diversity of Open Access”. The first part of our conference report focused on transformation strategies towards open access and open science at the national level. The second part of our report focuses primarily on the development of open access as part of individual projects and individual disciplines. Open access in the humanities In Session 5 (OA in the humanities), Anna Severin from the Swiss National Science Foundation & University of Bern presented a survey study on the perception […]