The 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.
Many classical publishers – such as Springer or transcript – also have a large number of books published in Open Access. The variety of business models is constantly growing, as is the case with the publication of journals (essays). Here, too, Open Access costs money.
Example of a book on Open Access that is unfortunately not available: Open Divide : Critical Studies on Open Access / Ulrich Herb; Joachim Schöpfel (eds.) 2018. Litwin Books, LLC. After all, there is a collection of the article preprints of this volume here.
Publish research data after project completion? Nowadays, the question is not so much whether but rather where. Because data also feels most comfortable in the right company. A domain-specific repository with similar data and a subject-specific system that corresponds to the standards of its own specialist community and guarantees permanent, standard-compliant storage, provision and processing: This is the optimum for your own research data.
However, this ideal subject repository does not exist for every research data set. There may also be important reasons against storing them outside your own institution.
Since 2019, the library has therefore provided an institutional repository for the publication of research data from the TU Hamburg:
Views into the backstages of the library and the TUHH computer center as well as film perfomances made the OA week perfect.
From the shadows of shelfs in the reading room of the library …
… to the block of shelfs in the closed stacks and …
… to an inside view of the TUHH computer center
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:
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 →
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.
In October as in former years the “International Open Access Week“, this year from October 21 to 27, takes place. To mark this occassion, you find here some news from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH):
This year the TUHH library has offered an Open Access Publishing Fund, to proportionately support the publication of articles in Open Access journals.