Stellenausschreibung Nr. 63/2019 – Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

From Google’s English: “Employee in an open access publication platform, technical development and implementation (m / f / d)….

The TIB is building a new publication platform for conference publications and magazines based on open source technologies. The platform is aligned to modern usage expectations and current technical possibilities. It will also meet essential requirements for open access publications for conference publications. The platform is tested in a permanent quality and development process, adapted to changing requirements and optimized for the important function in the scientific publication process….”

Neues Projekt zur Kompetenzförderung und besseren Vernetzung

From Google’s English: “The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a Germany-wide joint project to create a new national competence and networking platform in the area of ??open access with around 2.4 million euros. The project is managed by the Communication, Information, Media Center (KIM) of the University of Konstanz.”

Neues Projekt zur Kompetenzförderung und besseren Vernetzung

From Google’s English: “The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a Germany-wide joint project to create a new national competence and networking platform in the area of ??open access with around 2.4 million euros. The project is managed by the Communication, Information, Media Center (KIM) of the University of Konstanz.”

Diskussionspapier: Neue Indikatoren für Open Science und Open Innovation | ZBW MediaTalk

From Google’s English: “Established indicators for research and innovation processes have so far insufficiently covered open science and open innovation. As a result, their chances and risks often remain in the fog. A new discussion paper therefore makes proposals for the extension of existing and the development of new indicators. We looked at possible innovations in the field of open science….”

Nomos – eLibrary | Open Access in der Rechtswissenschaft

From Google’s English: “The present edition explores which opportunities open access to scientific publications offers to legal studies and which challenges it poses. Scientific publishers play an important role with regard to this issue; their perspective is first. Nine reports from legal-scientific open access periodicals show that open access is possible with as well as without traditional publishers. Other contributions explain the role of academic infrastructure, especially of libraries and promoters of research. The publication will be published in October 2018 (”

DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – Stellungnahme der DFG zur Gründung von „cOAlition S“ zur Unterstützung von Open Access

From Google’s English: “A coalition of several European research funding organizations (cOAlition S), supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC), has agreed to make full and immediate open access to science publications they support mandatory from 2020 onwards.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) works closely with European funding organizations in Science Europe and Knowledge Exchange, as well as with all relevant national organizations to build and develop a science and research-friendly open access environment. It therefore welcomes the coordinated cooperation of various funding organizations to implement an open access approach….

The DFG continues to support Open Access based on the interests of researchers and with a view to better cost transparency, both in terms of the cost of access to publications and publication fees. It supports the “cOAlition S” in a series of measures that the DFG has already begun implementing in the past….”

[But DFG did not endorse Plan S or join the Plan S coalition.]

Publizieren: “Open Access sollte freiwillig sein” – Forschung & Lehre

From Google’s English: “I consider the possibility of free access to publications to enrich the scientific publishing culture as long as it is voluntary. I like to use Open Access myself sometimes. But I see it critically that central arguments in the open access debate are presented as alternative, although they are not on closer analysis. A compulsion to open access is felt by many scientists as restriction of their freedom of choice. It also creates bureaucracy and costs the authors money. In the light of these facts, as well as current discussions on “Plan S”, I think it is appropriate to take a closer look at the critical aspects of Open Access.”

Open-Access-Strategie des Landes Brandenburg | Zenodo

“This paper is the result of a project funded by the MWFK Brandenburg , which has been under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. jur. Ellen Euler, LL.M. at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is settled. The goal was and is to involve all areas and actors involved in scholarly publishing in Brandenburg in a transparent, collaborative and integrative multi-stakeholder project and to participate in the development of this strategy. Finally, the Brandenburg Regional Rectors’ Conference (BLRK), in which all Brandenburg universities are represented, dealt with the present strategy in July 2019. All the institutions that wanted to actively participate in the process, in particular the higher education institutions in the state of Brandenburg and their infrastructure facilities, have named representatives who have perceived the interests and needs of the respective area and contributed them to the strategy. Through bilateral talks, networking meetings,

Open access as a cross-cutting task requires joint and coordinated efforts at all levels. The present open access strategy defines objectives for the state of Brandenburg and the measures to be implemented by the relevant actors (scientists, universities, infrastructure facilities and provincial government), which should contribute to the achievement of the objectives, as well as the measures required to track the achievement of the objectives. The knowledge from the state of Brandenburg should become more visible, discoverable, accessible and usable. Brandenburg as a science location will thus become more attractive, and the innovative capacity of the region and the knowledge-based companies of the state of Brandenburg will be strengthened….”

Open-Access-Strategie des Landes Brandenburg veröffentlicht –

From Google’s English: “Brandenburg is the sixth federal state [in Germany] to present its own strategy for more openness in science. So far, only Baden-Württemberg (May 2014) , Berlin (July 2015) , Hamburg (September 2017) , Schleswig-Holstein (November 2014) , Thuringia (January 2018) and the Confederation (September 2016) have come through the Ministry of Education and Research expressly known to Open Access.

In addition, the federal government is currently working on a national open access strategy as evidenced by the February 2018 coalition agreement . Actually amazing, considering that more than 15 years ago the Berlin Declaration in 2003 laid the foundation for more open access in Germany….

It is noteworthy that the country, starting with the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture , which is responsible for Open Access, wants to lead by example and make its own publications, as well as its own website, open-access best practice in the future want!

In order to motivate as many interested parties as possible in the field of open access to science, the state will annually award prizes for best practice examples from science and designate open access ambassadors whose work should be transmitted to their colleagues….

Ultimately, it is the scientists from Brandenburg who have to fill the country’s open access strategy with life and contribute to the implementation of the strategic goals. The strategy therefore identifies necessary measures for these as well as for other important actors to strategically promote open access in the country.


Among other things, the scientists are asked to always consider an open access publication and to license the publication as open as possible. Where this is not possible, they should always exercise their secondary publishing rights….”