Aktuelles zu Open Access - Issue 10

Welcome to the tenth issue of "Aktuelles zu Open Access" for Leibniz Universität Hannover. We cover the latest developments in Open Access activities at Leibniz Universität Hannover and TIB, as well as general trends in the area of Open Access. This time, we would like to draw your attention to the International Open Access Week, which is taking place around the world from 23 to 29 October 2017. Throughout the week, we will keep you informed about Open Access not only on-site at TIB but also online.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to pass on this information to any interested colleagues.

arXiv has also added two new disciplines: Economics (starting with econometrics) and Electrical Engineering and Systems Science.


*** Open Access at Leibniz Universität Hannover and TIB ***

  • Open Access Week 2017:
    The International Open Access Week, taking place from 23 to 29 October 2017, is used as an opportunity to raise the public's awareness of Open Access around the world. TIB and Leibniz Universität Hannover will also be offering several activities: a webinar and a series of articles in the TIB Blog, as well as a poster exhibition and a coffee lecture at the library.

  • TIB survey on information procurement and publishing behaviour:
    An online survey on information procurement and publishing behaviour in the natural sciences and engineering conducted by TIB was completed by more than 1,400 researchers. Two-thirds of the respondents stated that they publish their work in Open Access journals. In contrast, research data or scientific software is often not published at all. Almost one third of the respondents signalled the need for advice on Open Access and text repositories.

Past issues of "Aktuelles zu Open Access" can be found at: https://www.tib.eu/en/publishing-archiving/open-access/information-about-open-access/

You can also find news on Open Access on the TIB Blog at: http://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/category/open-access/ (mostly in German)