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
DOI

#2 Open Knowledge

Offenheit von Wissen - Plakat der tub. 2018
DOI

#3 Open Access is a strategic aim of TUHH

Open Access - Plakat der tub. 2018
DOI

#4 Publishing in Open Access

Open Access publizieren - Plakat der tub. 2018
DOI

#5 Open Access Repository TUHH: tub.dok

Open Access Repository - Plakat der tub. 2018
DOI

#6 Open Content: Creative Commons Lizences

Offene Inhalte CC-Lizenzen - Plakat der tub. 2018
DOI

#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.
DOI

More on Open Access Week 2018:

#OAWeek2018 at TUHH – Program

Logo of program for Open Science Week 2018 at TUHH
Every year one week in October is devoted worldwide to Open Access. As every year the TUHH takes part. You are invited to attend the multifaceted program for the Open Access Week 2018 from October 22 to October 28 at the Hamburg University of Technology. Continue reading

Making Your Code Citable

Software development is often an important part of scientific work at TUHH. Many use GitHub to create and share scientific software together. What was missing for a long time was the possibility to clearly reference this software. Only then it can be quoted without problems in scientific publications.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) have become the quasi-standard for referencing electronic publications. So what could be more obvious than using DOIs for software? Since 2014 this is possible through the cooperation of GitHub and Zenodo. Zenodo is an open platform for the permanent archiving of research results of almost any kind, operated by CERN and financed by the EU, among others: zenodo.org/features

If you are already active at GitHub, you can connect an existing repository with a Zenodo account. The repository will then be archived on Zenodo and a DOI for the repository is assigned. Further releases are also provided for.

A current example from the Institute of Communication Networks at TUHH:

Sebastian Lindner. (2018, July 16). ComNetsHH/LRE-OMNeT: Publication release (Version v1.0.1). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1313054

Interested?

GitHub describes how it works in just under 10 minutes reading time: Making Your Code Citable
Making Your Code Citable · GitHub Guides

And two more tips about Zenodo:

  1. Use the TUHH-Community on Zenodo for the assignment to the TU: https://zenodo.org/communities/tuhh/ Assignment is also possible at a later date.
  2. Add the ORCID iD (Give credit where credit is due) to the authors, if necessary.

 

p.s. It should not go unmentioned: There is also an alternative repository connection to figshare:
DOI-Button

The right journal for my article – ThinkCheckSubmit

Think Check Submit

Journals are a huge and sometimes confusing offer. How do I make sure I make the right choice for my purpose? In which Open Access journals can the publication be funded by the TUHH DFG-Publishing Fund?

On Monday, July 16, 2018, from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., the library in room 0.004 behind the information in the context of tub.talks offers the opportunity for personal exchange, to which the tub. cordially invites.

Where can I find reputable journal titles or publishers?

What should I pay particular attention by selecting a journal?

The Think Check Submit page offers a checklist, some of which are questions:

Do you or your colleagues know the journal?

– Have you read articles in the journal in the past?
– Can you easily find the latest articles in the journal?

Can you simply identify and contact the publisher?

– Is the publisher’s name clearly indicated on the journal’s homepage?
– Can you contact the publisher by phone, e-mail or post?

Does the journal provide clear information on its peer review process?

Are the articles indexed in databases that you use yourself? e.g. Web of Science, Scopus?

Is it clear what costs will be incurred?

– Does the journal’s website explain what payments are made for and when they are billed?

Open Access significantly promotes the visibility of research. But Open Access has also become a new business model that attracts dubious providers. These send out a wide range of invitations to the scientific community with initially low rates for the publication of articles for “feeding”. There is no review process, but high item costs later. In other cases the articles are no longer available after a short time or they are not activated despite payment. In addition, these journals, also known as predatory journals or robbery journals, are generally not evaluated in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. It’s unfortunate for anyone who wants to pursue a scientific career. By the way, there are similar mechanisms for congress invitations!

Do you have any questions? Send us an email to openaccess@tuhh.de

 

tub.talks (with coffee) ;-)

photo of a cup of coffee with topics from the Coffeee Talks

Picture made by using a photo of Dave Michuda (on Unsplash)

Coming to the library at noontime for a coffee! In the end of June and in July you are invited to attend our “tub.talks”. After a brief impulse as thematic input, there will be room for joint discussions and a coffee, this is the new format, that we would like to continue with this second series after its launch in March – at that time under the label „Coffee talks“.

The topics include aspects of using information, like publishing, researching or visualising as well as issues of the (new) German intellectual property law.

4 dates in in June and July, each on Monday, 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm in room 0.004, in the large group room behind the information desk:

  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Transparent research – citation analysis with special databases
    (Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
  • Monday, July 2, 2018
    The new UrhWissG (german intelectual property law): worth knowing for research
    (Impulse and moderation: Nazime Assly)
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    Visualisation in academic work
    (Impulse and moderation: Detlev Bieler)
  • Monday, July 16, 2018
    Open Access – the right journal for the next article
    (Impulse and moderation: Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus)
    Update 19.07.2018: Slides | Blog: The right journal for my article – Think Check Submit

Use the opportunities for exchange, to ask questions, to learn from one another and to discuss. Add your own questions and suggestions (also for further topics for additional talks)!

We are happy to meet you!

DOIs for Publications on tub.dok

Often asked for; now it’s time: From now on, the DOI for your document will be displayed on tub.dok before you upload a publication.

This allows you to add the DOI to your PDF for better identification of printouts or saved copies of the file or to insert a quotation recommendation.

Persistent Identifiers in tub.dok

By the way, tub.dok supports different persistent identifier schemes: DOI (Digital Object Identifier), Handle and URN (Uniform Resource Name). Persistent identifiers are used to ensure that a publication can be referenced unambiguously and permanently. Of these, the DOI is the best known and therefore the most important one for you.

The named persistent identifiers are initially marked, but have not yet been registered. Therefore, they cannot yet be resolved. They will be registered after completion of your publication, if the publication is activated by us. We will let you know by e-mail. Please be patient until then. :-)

tub.dok is Open Source

The extension of the software DSpace-CRIS, which we use as the basis of our open access repository, was realized by The Library Code and is available to the entire DSpace community via a branch on github for subsequent use.