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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 […]


Open Access Days 2018 – Part I: How is Open Access developing in the context of Open Science?

From 24 to 26 September 2018, the 12th Open Access Days took place in Graz at the Technical University, this time under the motto “Diversity of open access”. The extensive programme with over 50 lectures as well as workshops, poster presentations and company lectures met a great demand again. The conference focused on open educational resources, the importance of the “Green Road” today, and open access in the context of open science. More than 300 participants attended the event; more than half of them from Germany. We present a selection of the 15 sessions. Open Access in France Three keynote […]


IFLA Global Vision Report: Library core values boost open science

On 26 August 2018 the IFLA Global Vision Report was published. In total more than 30,000 people from 190 countries and from all kinds of library types contributed to the report’s content by sharing their opinions and concerns. More than 9,000 librarians took part in workshops and more than 21,000 voted online. IFLA had started its global vision process in 2017, aiming to explore the challenges and opportunities for the library field around the world. After publishing the Global Vision Report, IFLA now aims at making the vision a reality. For that purpose it started a global call for ideas […]


Jenseits von #FakeScience: Wie wir falsche Gewissheiten in der Wissenschaftskommunikation überwinden können

Unter dem Hashtag #FakeScience wird derzeit diskutiert, ob betrügerische Zeitschriftenverlage dabei sind, das Vertrauen in die Wissenschaft zu zerstören. Tatsächlich jedoch haben die altbekannten „Predatory Publisher“ nie die beschworene Vertrauenskrise ausgelöst – sondern sind vielmehr ein Randphänomen eines veralteten, ohnehin problematischen Verständnisses der Bewertung von Forschungsleistungen. Mit seit vielen Jahren etablierten Ansätzen wie Preprints und insbesondere Open Peer Review ließe sich die Gesamtsituation verbessern und zugleich den „Predatory Journals“ der Markt entziehen. Weiterlesen …