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.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. .

#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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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.

Our program:

-> Programm-Flyer

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • Opening #OAWeek2018 at TUHH : Poster Walk with Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel, (Vice President Research)
    Library, building J, room 0.004
    12.30 pm to 1 pm
  • Looking behind the scenes of the library
    Library, building J, rotunda tub.
    2 pm to 2.30 pm

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Free knowledge and glocalization of open educactional resources
    Hack[a|er]space, Building Q, 2. floor, room 211
    2 pm to 6 pm
  • Film eveving and pizza: The Internet‘s Own Boy
    ITBH, Bulding Q, 2. floor, Foyer
    starting 6.15 pm

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Round tour – looking behind the scenes of the computer center
    Bulding E, room 2.033, (RZ seminar room)
    starting 12 am, several tours with about 30 minutes and at most 10 persons each tour

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • tub.talk: Open knowledge in former times
    Library, building J, room 0.004
    1.15 pm to 1.45 pm

Accompanying the Open Access Week 2018 you find will every day a new entry on the topic “open knowledge” in the German part of this blog.

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!

#OAWeek2017 – tub.dok: Open in order to show your Research

tub.dok is the open access repository of the TUHH for freely available publications of members of the TUHH in full text. We make sure that the publications can be permanently stored and found in various services worldwide.

tub.dok LogoWe are very pleased that we were able to extend tub.dok with three important functions during the International Open Access Week 2017: Continue reading