About Thomas Hapke

Fachreferent für Verfahrenstechnik, Biotechnologie, Umweltschutz, Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik.

#OAWeek2019 Tips for Open Science in Hamburg

In the winter semester 2019/20 the project “Hamburg Open Science” (HOS) will host the lecture series “Openness in Science” at the University of Hamburg (mondays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., University main building, lecture hall C).

Lectures (in German!):

Plakat Ringvorlesung Offenheit in der WissenschaftThe lectures cover the entire spectrum of Open Science and Open Education:

  • Is openness a basic value or ideology?
  • Why and how is Open Access published?
  • What do Open Educational Resources (OER) mean for digitisation in education
  • How can research data be managed in practice?
  • What significance do copyright and data protection have for Open Science and Open Education?
  • Why is data literacy becoming increasingly important?
  • How do citizens create knowledge with Citizen Science?

Open Up!

Open Up exhibition LeafletsAs part of its 100th anniversary the ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for the Economy) is showing that Open Science can also be exhibited. You can visit the exhibition “Open Up! How digitisation is changing science” in Hamburg until shortly before Christmas.

The exhibition consists of the thematic displays “Digital connectivity”, “New types of publication” and “Finding Literature”. It tries to make the black box “Science”, i.e. the question “How does science actually work”, more transparent to the general public. In the end this is the core of Open Science, as Guido Scherp – Head of the Open Science Transfer Department at the ZBW – also writes in the short booklet accompanying the exhibition:

Basically, Open Science is about improving the trustworthiness and the quality of research in a digitally linked age. The most important instrument for this is openness, resp. transparency.

The accompanying booklet, which is available in German and in English, provides a brief and concise overview of Open Science.

#OAWeek2019 Open Access Books

Books on opennessThe focus and beginning of the Open Access movement has always been more on journals and journal articles. In the meantime, however, there are not only books on the subject of openness. More and more books are published Open Access.

How to find Open Access books?

A few examples of Open Access books on openness

Write open books yourself

You can learn to write books openly in a tutorial that reflects experiences with collaborative writing of books and journal articles with the GitLab Wiki as part of the project Modern Publishing at Hamburg Open Science (HOS).

#OAWeek2019 Opening and Posterwalk

Open Access Week 2019 at Hamburg

The Open Access Week from 21 to 27 October 2019 at the TUHH will be opened on 21 October at 12:30 h by Prof. Dr. Kuchta (Vice President Teaching) and Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel (Vice President Research). We cordially invite you to visit us in the library (Building J, Rotunde tub.). Continue reading

#OAWeek2019 at TUHH – Programme

Open Access Week 2019 at Hamburg

As every year in October, the International Open Access Week, this time from October 21st until October 27th 2019, will provide a worldwide forum and platform for events and activities for open access to scientific information.

The Hamburg University of Technology TU Hamburg participates as always. From October 21st to October 25th, a varied programme awaits you at the TUHH. This time the focus lies on the handling of data. Impulse lectures and an open workshop will cover this topic. The opening will take place through a poster walk in the rotunda of the University Library.

Our progamme at TUHH

-> Flyer with programme
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DWA Set of Rules only with login

DWAdirekt
Since 2013 the DWA Set of Rules of the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) has been available via access with IP address of the TU Hamburg. Now, access has changed to access via login.

Please choose the website DWAdirekt and register yourself with your TUHH mail address at the link “Meine Institution/Organisation hat ein Großkundenabo zum Regelwerk” (My institution has a subscricption to access the Set of Rules”). You will get a mail with a link to finish your registration.

Afterwards you can access to the DWA Set of Rules via Login at DWAdirekt. Until now there seems to exist no search interface in English

The DWA Set of Rules is viewed in Germany as the general basis for planning, construction and operation of plants in water, wastewater and waste management, as well as in soil conservation. It makes a considerable contribution to keeping the cost of environmental protection at a reasonable level.

Writing – if it would be as simple

Be clear, relevant and original, argue well and provide evidence, be correct and accurate in content.1 A patent remedy for academic writing in one sentence? If it would be as simple!

Kleine Nacht Flyer 2019
The 6th “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens an der TUHH” (Short Night of Academic Writing at TUHH), taking place in the rooms around Audimax 1 (Building H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 3 pm to 10 pm, offers an opportunity to get stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods as well as to practice writing at once.

In addition to motivational talks as well as workshops the program of the “Short Night” (Flyer) includes the possibility of concentrated and silent active work in a special writing room. Writing consultation is offered as well as consultation on scholarly research methods, on finding subject information and on knowledge organisation through reference management! Consultation is also possible in English language!

About one third of the program items are offered in English language:

  • Short introduction to LaTeX (Alexander C. Wawrzyn) and time for questions and practice LaTeX. 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, room NIT E07
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm, room H0.16
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm, room H0.16
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 8:45 pm – 9:15 pm, room H0.16
     

A “Round table for questions by international students (also in english language)” is offered by Bertrand Schütz, 7:15 pm – 8 pm, in room H0.08.

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. You have to be logged in when applying for the Night via Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

The “Kleine Nacht” is organized by the TUHH Student Counseling Center in cooperation with the students’ union executive committee AStA, the TUHH library, University Sports, and the TU Computing Centre as well as several internal and external contributors.

The TUHH library has been offering a German language weblog since a few years, which accompanies a seminar course “Academic research and writing” (Description in English) as a form of showcase. Some of the lecturers from this course, which is organised by the TUHH library and which is part of the module “Nontechnical Complementary Courses for Bachelors” at TUHH, will offer some of the introductory presentations at the “Kleine Nacht”. Some of the resources from the seminar and the blog are offered in German language as Open Educational Resources.

Picture: Florian Hagen, tub. – CC BY

 

1 The content of this sentence is partly taken from Pfister, Jonas: Werkzeuge des Philosophierens. Stuttgart: Reclam 2013 (p. 235ff) and respectively from the ten commandments in the guide to academic writing (2013) by Ludger Jansen. The latter are listed in the article “Writing to think and learn” (in German Langauge!) of the blog mentioned above.

Behind the scenes ..

… libraries record the metadata of their holdings in shared databases which have been built up and used in so-called library unions.

BSZ-GBV "range"

Data of this common databases run into local library systems and catalogs like tub.find at TUHH. These local databases are also used in the local database of loaned books as well as in the acquisition and ordering system of the particular library. Ordering via interlibrary loan is possible directly in the library union databases.

During March 2019 the “cataloguing databases” of two large library unions, the GBV Common Library Network and the SWB Library Network, will be merged to a common database including more than 180 million records. This database has the working title K10plus (~ “Katalog für zehn Bundesländer und mehr” = “catalog of 10 federal states and more”).

This fusion behind the scenes also has temporarily an impact on local library services here at TUHH.

From the midst of March until the productive start in the end of March, restrictions of services may occur. This is especially true for:

  • Ordering of interlibrary loans via the GBV databases will not be pssoible starting March 22, 6 pmpresumably not be possible from March 15 to March 25, ordering of interlibrary loans possible again from March 26. [Corrected March 7, 2019]
  • During this time acquisition proposals will not be executed as promptly as normal.
     

We hope for you understanding.

Other services, like loaning and information, also the function of our catalog tub.find, are hopefully not affected.

Open Access books on handling (waste) water

IWA Publishing OA Program

IWA Publishing from the International Water Association (IWA) publishes parts of its book program as Open Access. 14 relevant new titles are now available. Publishing happens in partnership with the Open Access service provider Knowledge Unlatched.

Here are two of the new titles to start reading:

Licence for Citavi renewed until March 2022

The licence for using the reference management software Citavi has been renewed by the TUHH until March 31, 2022. In the moment you get within the software Citavi a hint on renewing your licence.

Please update your licence status by registering at Citavi with your TUHH Login (“Meine Hochschule”). Here you use the Shibboleth service. Then please confirm, that you are still a member of the TUHH.

Citavi Login

Hopefully it will not happen, but when: In kind of problems with your Shibboleth acount, please contact the ServiceDesk of the TUHH computer center, which also kindly supports the library by taking over the funding of the licence.

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New online books from MIT Press

Access is now possible within the TUHH to online books from MIT Press with the years 2015 until 2018 via the platform IEEE Xplore. Further titles from the areas computer sciences, engineering and media (time range from 1943 to 2014) have been available since the beginning of the year 2015.

MIT Press, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the well-respected university presses in the United States. Its focus often referred to engineering content of long-lasting quality, which also reflects socio-cultural developments in technology.

Below you find a selection of newly available online books from MIT Press. In the moment the works are not included in the catalog tub.find and can only be found via IEEE Xplore.

Essential Knowledge Series

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