#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

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Looking for journal articles?

In the past, for cost reasons the TUHH had only a few subscriptions to publishers like Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley. A broader offer was only achieved through access to digital collections without archival rights.

As the TUHH is involved in the DEAL project, we currently have extremely limited access to Elsevier journals. This of course means more effort in research and teaching. Therefore we would like to show you different ways to get the needed articles:

Cloverleaf: 4 Ways to get an article for which there is no access within TUHH

Figure: D. Bieler

Finding an Open Access

Some authors have already published their articles in Open Access (OA), either in the journal, in a repository, on their own website or in a scientific network. These versions – if available – can almost always be found via Google Scholar: install the Google Scholar button for your browser.

1. Browser plugins

Browser plug-ins indicate whether an article is also available as an Open Access version.

  • Symbol offenes Schloß als Hinweis auf offenen Zugangunpaywall
    When surfing on websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals after a few seconds whether an Open Access version has been found. A click to this symbol leads you to the free PDF.
  • Alternatives are the Open Access Button
    This plug-in complements the display of the Open Access Version with a request to the author if no version was found.
  • CORE Discovery
    Beta. Inspired by unpaywall.

2. Open repositories

Publishers like Elsevier and others allow the option to publish accepted manuscript versions via the institutional repository after a so-called embargo period (12-24 months per journal or less). These versions are often searchable via Google Scholar. In addition from the Elsevier Guidelines (view 13.06.2019 13:25) : “Preprint: Authors can share their preprint anywhere at any time. … Authors can update their preprints on arXiv or RePEc with their accepted manuscript.

Here you find a selection of repositories that contain Open Access articles:

3. Inquiry directly to the authors

Publishers like Elsevier and others allow their authors to share an article published in a subscription magazine with personally known students and colleagues, as the Elsevier Guidelines (view 13.06.2019 13:25) permit: „If you are an author, you may also share your Published Journal Article (PJA) privately with known students or colleagues for their personal use“. You can therefore legally receive a copy directly by contacting the authors. Using this way, however, there is no guarantee that the authors will react within a tolerable waiting time.

4. Order a interlibrary loan or as urgend delivery

Order journal articles directly via interlibrary loan. You don’t have an account yet? If you already have a library card, you can simply apply for access as a user: Form to apply for interlibrary loan. Once you have received access to interlibrary loan by e-mail, you can place your own orders, which normally cost 1.50 euros each. For copyright reasons, delivery has been made as a paper copy of varying quality – but usually within a few days.

In very urgent cases, a direct order could be an alternative, which will be delivered more quickly. In addition to the above-mentioned interlibrary loan, as a researcher at the TUHH (only staff!) you have the opportunity to provide the TU Library with

placing an urgent order
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The University Library will carry out these orders for you and will also pay the costs.

As a rule, we receive paper copies or PDF files of scanned pages. In many cases, however, an original PDF from the publisher is also available at a correspondingly higher cost. A document delivery of this kind can then cost more than 50 € depending on the article, but this will be paid by the university library.

Treat Your Scientific Poster Well

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. The posters on display are intended to present and visualize research results as effectively as possible and to put them up for discussion. This makes them an important aspect of scientific publishing.

Poster RollGet credit where credit is due.

Make your poster citable

The contents of a scientific poster can also be quoted. TUHH Open Research (TORE) is available as a storage location for scientific publications from the TUHH that are to be publicly accessible. There is also room for your poster.

TORE offers you:

  • A DOI for the unique referencing of your poster
  • The pre-allocation of the DOI so that it can already be integrated into the poster
  • Listing of all persons involved
  • Connection to your ORCID profile
  • A permanent storage
  • The optimized availability for (academic) search engines

Security for subsequent use

May a conference twitterer post your poster in a tweet or in a report?

Make it easier for yourself and your colleagues and add a license to your poster. So others know what you want. Creative Commons licenses, which can be put together according to the modular principle, are ideal for this purpose. The optimal license in terms of Open Access is CC BY 4.0.

Lizence generator: creativecommons.org/choose/

Creative Commons LicencesFor example

Aberle, Christoph/Daubitz, Stephan (2019): „Mobilitätsarmut“ in Berlin und Hamburg? Kombinierte Forschung zu mobilitätsbezogener sozialer Exklusion. Online: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.2327

Unpaywall: The fast way to Open Access Articles

Reference Open ContentInstead of paying a fee for downloading the full text take the reference to a freely accessible version!

There is now support for your access to closed journal articles. On our reading room PCs you will find the browser plugin unpaywall, which is available for the Internet browsers Firefox and Chrome.

When surfing on the websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals the presence of an Open Access publication of the article after a few seconds. A click on the symbol “Green lock” leads you to the free full text.

Unpaywall in action

Test the example in the reading room!

We also recommend that you download the plugin for your own use, as unpaywall unlike other sites only identifies legal Open Access versions of paid content. It is also important to note that this open access version does not visually correspond to the publisher’s version, as layout and logos are usually not allowed to be used. Also, an embargo period must often be observed when publishing the preprint or an accepted manuscript. The older the article, the more likely it is to be found.

If you have any questions, please contact our E-Mail-Logo Open Access Team.

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:

tub.dok becomes TUHH Open Research

TUHH Open Research

Since 2002 tub.dok has been the Open Access Repository at TU Hamburg. Here you can find freely available publications of members of TUHH in full text. The spectrum includes journal articles, conference contributions, reports and, of course, dissertations and postdoctoral theses written at TUHH.

Now additional tasks are waiting for tub.dok and therefore it will be renamed as of today in TUHH Open Research. Continue reading

tub.talk: Of green roads and DEALs! What can we do for Open Access?

As wrap-up to the TUHH program for the Open Access Week 2018 the library invites to a tub.talk on December 13, 2018, 1.15 pm.

  • Of green roads and DEALs!
    What can we do for Open Access?

     
    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1.15 pm
    Room 0.004, the large group room behind the information desk of the tub.

 
The opening of the week on October 22 started with a TUHH press release (in German) and the publication of the openTUHH Policy. A Poster Walk in the rotund of the TUHH library handled challenges within Open Access.

Views into the backstages of the library and the TUHH computer center as well as film perfomances made the OA week perfect.

Every day of the Open Access Week a blog entry was published, not every entry also in English language. In connection to the motto of the week “Design Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge” the following topics have been addressed:

The TUHH library wants to get into a conservation with you about the status of openness in research and teaching under the motto “Of green roads and DEALs! What can we do for Open Access?”

  • Which connection exists between Open Access and the Project DEAL about nation-wide agreements for licensing e-journals?
  • What does openness means for you and your research and teaching?
  • Which aspect of openness is especially important for you?
  • Which limits do you see for openness?

 
You are invited to attend the tub.talk on December 13, 2018, 1.15 pm (until about 2 pm in maximum) in room 0.004, the large group room behind the information desk of the tub. .

News about DEAL


25-04-19
TUHH has joined the contract of the DEAL project with Wiley Publishing House. You can find some information about the conditions here.
25-02-19
On January 15, 2019, for the project Deal a contract has been signed with the publisher Wiley. The contract now has been published.
01-01-19
TUHH no longer has access to the complete range of journals published by Elsevier-Verlag. Periodicals for which the TUHH has archive rights are still available.
21-12-18
There is a transitional agreement with SpringerNature, so that the journals available at TUHH will remain accessible in 2019. Negotiations with Wiley will continue, but Wiley’s journals will be available until the end of January 2019.
04-12-18
Springer journals will continue to be available during negotiations in 2019.
12-11-18
The TUHH has cancelled all journal subcriptions with the publishers Elsevier, Springer und Wiley to the end of 2018. The TUHH takes part at the project DEAL.

Project Deal - negotiating nationwide licensing agreements for e-journals

With the project DEAL the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) is negotiating on behalf of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany with the big STEM publishers (Elsevier, SpringerNature und Wiley) about nation-wide agreements for licensing e-journals. The aims of DEAL are:

  • Fair financial burden to get a wide-scale, lasting access to scholarly literature (e-journals) for academics in Germany.
  • As open access component, corresponding authors’ publications of participitating institutions should be Open Access automatically (CC-BY).
  • To bring about significant change to the status quo in relation to negotiations, content and pricing in the process of accessing scholarly information in Germany.

What does DEAL mean actually for the TUHH?

  1. The TUHH has cancelled this year all journal subcriptions with the publishers Elsevier, Springer und Wiley to the end of 2018. The TUHH takes part at the project DEAL.
  2. The situation at TUHH will be the same like at all other German universities which cancelled their subscriptions last year or the year before. The list of these institutions includes for example other universities of technology like those in Aix-La-Chapelle, Berlin, Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe and Munich. In 2018 the TUHH has still had a regular contract with Elsevier because of a three-years-agreement starting 2016.
  3. The status of the DEAL negotiations is open. Contracts with the publishers SpringerNature and Wiley seem to be more possible than a contract with the publisher Elsevier.

What does DEAL mean for the access to e-journals at TUHH in 2019?

  • Starting 2019 the TUHH will still have access to journals, for which the TUHH had subscriptions with permanent archival rights, until including the volumes of the year 2018.For the publisher Elsevier as example this means:
    • Via ScienceDirect acccess will still be possible to the most important 48 journals, for which the TUHH has had a subscription until the year 2018.
    • No access will exist for articles of the year 2019.
    • No access will be possible to other ScienceDirect journals. Here the access for 2018 has been paid by an annual license without permanent access rights.
    • Further on you also have access to the Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect 1907 – 2002, a package, which was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as national license for Germany years ago.

     

  • For getting articles not available in digital or printed form at the TUHH, you have – as in the moment also – in 2019 the following possibilities:
    • Ordering through interlibrary loan online: In the moment you get a paper copy normally within one week. In the future, maybe it will be possible in most cases to deliver a digital copy to end-users.
    • Ordering through other document delivery services: In case you need an article within 24 hours or within 3 working days, the TUHH library will order the articles for TUHH researchers through another delivery service, for which the library will also pay for. This is possible already today on request.
    • In general, document delivery is possible via various ways of acquisition, which differ in the speed of supply (from at once to several days), in the quality of supply (from original pdf file to paper copy) and in the fees to be paid (to about 75 € for the most expensive type of document delivery).

     

DEAL Logo: CC BY 4.0 Projekt Deal

#OAWeek2018 Hamburg Open Science at TUHH

Open Science TUHH requires close cooperation between research and infrastructure. On 6 December 2017, the Hamburg Parliament adopted the „Hamburg Open Science (HOS)“ programme. The aim is to make the research results of publicly funded research in Hamburg freely accessible and easy to discover.

At the TU Hamburg, the preliminary planning for Hamburg Open Science was carried out in close coordination between the Vice President Research, Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel, the library, the computer center and the presidential research department. The TU accepted the challenge that Open also stands for solutions based on Open Source. The library is involved in the following projects in 2018: Continue reading

#OAWeek2018 Welcome to OpenTUHH Policy and Poster Walk

Open Access Week 2018 at TUHH

Open Access – the free access to knowledge – has been a strategic goal of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) since 2013. At the International Open Access Week from 22 to 28 October, TUHH’s openTUHH Policy will for the first time focus on the unity of openness in teaching and research and thus on common digital infrastructures. The openTUHH Policy developed from the projects Hamburg Open Science and Hamburg Open Online University with the goal of promoting digital cultural change at the University.

 

openTUHH | Policy für Offenheit in Forschung und Lehre

Invitation to the opening of Open Access Week 2018

The Open Access Week 2018 at the TUHH will be opened on 22 October at 12:30 by Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel, (Vice President Research). We cordially invite you to join us in the library.

  • Opening of #OAWeek2018 : Introductio to openTUHH Policy and Poster Walk with Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel
    1:30 pm  – 2 pm
  • A look behind the scenes of the library
    Meeting point: Rotunde.
    2 pm – 2:30 pm

Posterwalk

#1 openTUHH: Services of the library

openTUHH - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#2 Open Knowledge

Offenheit von Wissen - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#3 Open Access is a strategic aim of TUHH

Open Access - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#4 Publishing in Open Access

Open Access publizieren - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#5 Open Access Repository TUHH: tub.dok

Open Access Repository - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#6 Open Content: Creative Commons Lizences

Offene Inhalte CC-Lizenzen - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#7 Offene Bildung: Open Educational Resources

Offene Bildung - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#8 On the history of the openness of knowledge

Zur Geschichte der Offenheit von Wissen - Plakat der tub. 2018
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#9 Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten öffnen

Poster zum Projekt 'Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten oeffnen' der tub.
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