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!):
The 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?
As 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.
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.
How to find Open Access books?
A few examples of Open Access books on openness
- Science and the politics of openness : Here be monsters / Hartley, Sarah; Raman, Sujatha; Smith, Alexander; Nerlich, Brigitte (eds.) 2018. Manchester University Press.
- Open : The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science / Biswas-Diener, Robert; Jhangiani, Rajiv (eds.) 2017. Ubiquity Press.
- Open Education : International Perspectives in Higher Education / Bliss, TJ; Blessinger, Patrick (eds.) 2016. Open Book Publishers
- Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory / Weller, Martin. 2014. Ubiquity Press.
- 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.
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).
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:
Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Methodology, Open Science, Open Source, Open Peer Review – movements dedicated to the openness, transparency and accessibility of information. These values are associated with the prospect of participation, diversity and equality. If possible, knowledge should be available and usable free of charge for all. But what exactly does openness mean? Continue reading
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
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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