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The impact of the corona pandemic has been a huge challenge for libraries, institutes and infrastructures around the world. But to what extent has this crisis also proved to be an accelerator for digitisation in these institutions? We asked eight of them …
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Podcasts were among the media winners of last year. Scientific podcasts in particular enjoyed great popularity. In fact, there are also some that deal specifically with Open Science. We have 7 + 3 tips
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What image does the public in Germany have of science and research? The Science Barometer is dedicated to answering this question. We have taken a look at the results of the most recent survey from an Open Science perspective.
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The trends expected to have an impact in 2021 are mostly influenced by the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we take a look at trends like Liquid Infrastructure, In-Game Experiences, Digital Parity and Subscription Sharing that might be applied to library services, to libraries as working spaces or to the context of Open Science.
The post Digital Trends 2021: Collective Displacement Leads to Relocation and Rethinking of Activities first appeared on ZBW MediaTalk.
Which conferences and events could be worth a (online) visit in 2021? We have put together a selection of events related to Open Science and / or libraries. Here are our 20 favourites:
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Like many other events, the first “satellite event” of the Barcamp Open Science had to be moved to digital space due to the global pandemic. Appropriately, the topic “From the crisis of science to science for times of crisis?” was addressed. Contributors showed different examples of where Open Science can help in overcoming global challenges. And the digital space offered the possibility of global participation. In the following, organising team and contributors give some insight into the barcamp.
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What is the state of science in Germany these days? The Barometer for the Acadamic World has been dedicated to answering this since 2010, examining areas such as Open Data, Open Access, Peer Review and the question of how trustworthy scientific knowledge actually still is. We took a look at how much Open Science is in the current report.
The post The 2019/20 Barometer for the Academic World: New Insights for Open Science? first appeared on ZBW MediaTalk.
Through their responsive design, digital Open Science tools promise to enable and simplify collaboration across disciplines, world regions and language groups. But how inclusive are these tools actually globally? Global means that they are equally open in low and middle income countries. Louise Bezuidenhout and Jo Havemann have examined 242 Open Science tools in terms of their geolocalisation, conditions and financing models. They have identified their weaknesses in terms of geographical openness and are developing ideas on how to make the Open Science ecosystem even more inclusive and a truly “unlimited digital commons”.
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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.
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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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