Aktuelles zu Open Access - Issue 7

Welcome to the seventh 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.

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  • Berlin 13 conference:
    The 13th Berlin Open Access Conference brought together more than 200 delegates from around the world to share experiences and perspectives on the large-scale transformation of scholarly journals from subscription to Open Access. The report and the individual contributions are now available online.


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

  • TU9 alliance fully endorses DEAL project 
    The goal of the German DEAL project is to conclude nationwide licencing contracts for electronic journals of major scholarly publishers from 2017 on; this involves improving access to scholarly literature and including an Open Access component. In late March 2017, another round of negotiations between the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the publisher Elsevier ended without any result. TU9, the alliance of the leading technical universities in Germany, including Leibniz Universität Hannover, has wholeheartedly endorsed the DEAL project, and has called on Elsevier to resume constructive negotiations with the HRK.

Previous 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)