Why we applied to the ORCID Global Participation Fund.
ORCID is an essential service for us. It allows scholars to connect to their research results globally and across multiple services. And ORCID offers the option to seamlessly authenticate to many services in the context of research. This makes it possible to log in to a service that supports this with a central login, regardless of institutional affiliation.
DSpace is the open source software that powers the most publication repositories in the world. Over 3000 installations are listed in the registry. They are distributed over all continents. DSpace or the variant DSpace-CRIS is also used to operate TUHH Open Research for Open Access publication, research data and research information at the TU Hamburg.
So what could be more obvious than an ORCID login under DSpace?
Software development is often an important part of scientific work at TUHH. Many of you use GitLab or GitHub to collaboratively create and share scientific software. But how can you best cite the software then?
The library card for our university library is free of charge for most of our users. Students and staff of the TUHH do not pay anything, nor do students of other state universities, pupils and academic staff of the Hamburg universities. Starting tomorrow, this will also be extended to trainees.
Every year, the international Open Access Week takes place at the end of October. Institutions around the world promote free access to scientific results. Open Access stands for worldwide free access to literature, free of charge, reusable and without technical or legal barriers.
Open for Climate Justice
The motto of this year’s Open Access Week is “Open for Climate Justice” – because addressing the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.
You are familiar with our library at the TU Hamburg. But do you also know the others? The Hamburg libraries in the German Library Association e.V. represent the diversity of library services in Hamburg. Most of them are open to the public and stand for information literacy, media education, reading promotion and enabling cultural and social participation for all citizens.
When the Executive Board of the TUHH publicly named Open Access as a strategic goal in March 2013, it was at the same time aware that this goal could only be achieved with concrete support. Therefore, an official OA Representative was appointed at the TUHH. Since then, this task has been performed by the director of the library.
This year, Open Access Week will take place from October 25 to 31, 2021. Under the motto „It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity“, institutions are promoting open access to scientific information with events and activities. TUHH is also participating with the support of the TU Library.
Open Policy der TUHH
Hamburg University of Technology is committed by Policy of Openness in Research and Teaching to quality, transparency, participation and international cooperation in research and teaching and to networking within the University and with partners in science, business and politics. It thereby embraces the vision of the university as a place for trans-disciplinary dialog where work on solutions to societal challenges and basic research take place in open exchange with work, testing and research being undertaken jointly.
Open Science is a culture change in scientific methodology and communication. It means that communication, networking and sharing information among scientists and between scientists and civil society can be shaped and promoted more openly and more effectively by means of digital tools. It is accompanied by the requirement to make access to scientific publications, research data and scientific software barrier-free from the financial, technical and legal perspectives. The aim of this is to improve scientific processes, to enhance transparency and ways to assure the quality of scientific work by improving the provision of information and to increase scientific transfer and innovation in business and society that is based on scientific findings
„I also believe that the shift to open science, meaning sharing our findings and scientific results openly according to the Fair principles, is a great advantage. Only if other researchers can access our results easily including measurement data and source code, they will easily reference our work and can openly discuss on improvements with us with our researchers.“
Andreas Timm-Giel, President TUHH
TUHH Research Data Policy
The sustainable preservation and provision of research data contributes to the traceability and quality of scientific work and opens up important connection possibilities for further research. For this reason, the Academic Senate of the TUHH adopted the Guidelines for Handling Research Data at the TU Hamburg in May 2021.
According to the FAIR principles, research data must be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Responsible handling of research data throughout the entire life cycle is an indispensable part of good scientific practice. This has now been explicitly emphasized for the TUHH with its own research data policy.
Our program at the TU Hamburg
In addition to daily blog posts around the theme of Open Access Week 2021 and the topic of Open Access, the tub. is also offering two open office hours on Open Access this week. Further details can be found in the following schedule:
The DEAL contract with Wiley was extended for another year until December 31, 2022. There are no changes to the content of the contract.
The contract between the DEAL project and the Wiley publishing house offers all members of the TU Hamburg free access to Wiley journals. Journal articles submitted to Wiley by authors from the TU Hamburg can generally be published there in open access. This can be done either in pure open access journals ( Gold Open Access ) or as a separate release in a subscription journal ( Hybrid Open Access ): Projekt DEAL – John Wiley & Son Publish and Read Agreement. doi:10.17617/2.3027595.
We have compiled information on the publication and funding of OA articles at TUHH for you here: Publishing with Wiley
Due to nighttime curfew restrictions for Hamburg set today, the library will be open from 2-8 pm instead of 3-9 pm starting April 1.
Since March 2020, we have had to regularly adjust our opening hours and our on-site offerings. In doing so, we are following the regulations issued in Hamburg to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This will protect you and us. The details are specified in the so-called Eindämmungsverordnung. For example, at this time we cannot offer jobs because libraries are only allowed to be open for “lending”. This will be in effect at least until April 18. Therefore, as of April 1, we are reducing our opening hours and will not open until 2 pm instead of 9 am as before.
Opening hours from April 1, 2021:
Lending & Return
Information by Phone
Monday – Thursday
2 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 5 pm
2 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 5 pm
Sunday / Public Holiday
The library will be closed for Easter from Good Friday (April 2) to Easter Monday (April 5).
Please observe the following rules when you visit: