Open Access Week

During International Open Access Week, there are numerous Open Access (free access to scientific information, to the sources of human knowledge and culture heritage) events and campaigns all over the world.

Picture: ULB Darmstadt

Open Access Week at TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt provides information on its Open Access offers and activities. Panel discussions with experts provide impetus for developing Open Access. In the departments, the University and State Library and the E-Learning working group of the Centre for Educational Development and Technology at TU Darmstadt are holding workshops on current services and offers in the field of Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OER).

19 – 25 October 2020

This year, the scientists at TU Darmstadt were informed by email of the latest developments in Open Access:

  • The Open Access working group was founded in June 2018 as a TU-wide discussion forum. The next public meeting will take place in November 2020. Join the discussion!
  • The Open Access policy of the Technical University of Darmstadt was adopted on 29.8.2019.
  • Since 2019 TUdatalib, the TU's research data repository, has enabled the secure archiving and sharing of research data as well as the publication of data, software and code under open licences.
  • The DEAL contract with Springer was signed in January 2020. TU Darmstadt's participation enables its authors to publish Open Access articles in hybrid or pure OA journals with no additional costs.
  • The publication guideline came into force on 1.2.2020. It applies to all scientific publications that are produced at TU Darmstadt, and specifies the recommendations of the OA policy. The standardised designations are “Technische Universität Darmstadt” and “Technical University of Darmstadt”.
  • An interface between the Dissemin web service and the university repository TUprints has been making the second publication of your works easier since 23.2.2020.
  • The “Open Access and Open Educational Resources in Engineering” (OpenIng) project ended this year. All TU staff and members benefit from the new digital publishing services
  • Professor Andrea Rapp was appointed the OA representative in the summer semester of 2020.
  • Open Access is an especially important topic with regard to research data, too. TU Darmstadt supports this with its leading role in the NFDI4Ing Consortium – the National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences – which officially started work on 1.10.2020. It includes the development of a journal for quality-assured Open Access publication of research data and descriptions thereof for the engineering sciences.
  • TU remains involved in HeFDI – Hesse Research Data Infrastructure – in developing research data management in Hesse.

The University and State Library supports you with information, advice, funding and technical assistance for your first and second publications.

  • Information on the ULB website and individual advice by email and Zoom, workshops on enquiry.
  • Financial support from the OA Fund for journal articles and monographs, special conditions for individual publishers, and the possibility of publishing OA journals.
  • TUprints, TU Darmstadt's OA repository, enables all members and dependants to produce a wide range of publications free of charge, such as articles, books, book chapters, publication series, conference and university publications.

Would you like to make any published articles available through Open Access as well?
This can be done in a single second publication. You upload your document to TUprints yourself using the Dissemin web service, which searches your publications, checks their availability and then loads them into a free repository such as TUprints at the click of a mouse. Alternatively, you can use the second publication service, in which ULB takes over all the processes for you, from checking the rights to uploading suitable publications.

Report on the Open Access Week 2019

The TU Executive Board invites you to talk to each other about Open Access. All TU members are warmly invited to join in the discussion!
Registration is not required.

Programme

  • Filling the framework with content – measures for implementing TU Darmstadt's Open Access Policy
    Join the discussion at the public meeting of the Open Access Working Group
    Monday, 21 October 2019, 1-3 p.m., S1|20 ULB Stadtmitte, Magdalenenstrasse 8, Lecture Hall 01
  • TU's Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) offers
    Information stands and individual consultations
    Monday, 21 October 2019, 3-5 p.m., S1|20 ULB Stadtmitte, Magdalenenstrasse 8, Lecture Hall 01
  • Quality, reputation and impact: new developments in scientific publishing
    Panel discussion with Professor Rittberger and Professor Rapp, Professor Stäcker
    Monday, 21 October 2019, 5-6:30 p.m. S1|20 ULB Stadtmitte, Magdalenenstrasse 8, Lecture Hall 01
    Followed by a small reception

Report on Open Access Week 2018

Kick-off event and interview
The TU Executive Board invites you to talk to each other about Open Access. All TU members are warmly invited to join in the discussion!
Snacks available at all events. Registration is not required.

Programme

  • Open Access a topic for TU Darmstadt
    Interview with Professor Rapp, Professor Stäcker and Professor Wiemeyer
    Monday, 22 October 2018, 12-1:30 p.m.
    Place: S1|01 Karo 5, Karolinenplatz 5
  • ORCID International Standard for Author Identification
    Advantages for scientists and the options for practical implementation
    Speaker: Dr Gernot Deinzer UB Regensburg
    Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 12-1:30 p.m.
    Place: S1|05 Maschinenhaus, Room 22
  • Workshop OpenIng
    Open Access in the Engineering Sciences
    Yvonne Kirschner, Nicole Rosenke (ULB) & Christian Hoppe, Markus Weber (HDA)
    Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 12-1.30 p.m.
    Place: L4|02 HMZ, Franziska-Braun-Strasse 10, Conference Room 24
  • Join the discussion at the public meeting for the Open Access Working Group.
    Creating an OA framework at TU Darmstadt

    Thursday, 25 October 2018, 1-2.30 p.m.
    Place: S1|20 ULB Stadtmitte, Magdalenenstrasse 8, Conference Room 123

Kick-off event with panel discussion and Open Access exhibition

The TU Executive Board invites you to talk to each other about Open Access. All TU members are warmly invited to join in the discussion!

Programme

Monday, 23 October 2017
5-8:30 p.m. in Building S1|03 (Altes Hauptgebäude, Hochschulstr. 1), Room 283 (Wilhelm Köhler Hall)
5 p.m. Welcome, Professor Dr Andrea Rapp (Vice President Scientific Infrastructure)
5:15 p.m. Introduction, Dr Thomas Stäcker (Director ULB Darmstadt)
5:30 p.m. Keynote, Dr Stefan Schmeja (TIB Hanover – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology): SLIDES
6 p.m. Panel discussion with audience participation: “How can Open Access become better anchored at TU Darmstadt?” with

  • Dr Stefan Busch (Director of Business and Process Development, SpringerNature)
  • Professor Dr Ulrike Nuber (Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, TU Darmstadt)
  • Professor Dr Marc Rittberger (Professor of Information Management at DIPF and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences)
  • Dr Stefan Schmeja (TIB Hanover – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology)
  • Dr Thomas Stäcker (Director ULB Darmstadt)
  • Moderation by VP Professor Dr Andrea Rapp

7 p.m. Reception and Open Access Exhibition with TU participants, science initiatives and publishers

  • Snacks
  • Exhibition stands with Open Access offers at TU and beyond
  • Space for conversations

Presentation slides from the workshops

Workshops: “Open Access at TU in practice”
The University and State Library and the E-Learning working group of the Centre for Educational Development and Technology show you how you can make research results and teaching materials more visible (basic and specific offers by TU Darmstadt on Open Access and Open Educational Resources).

Monday, 23 October 2017, 3-4:30 p.m. in Building S1|03 (Altes Hauptgebäude, Hochschulstr. 1), Room 283 (Wilhelm Köhler Hall)
Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 3:20-4:50 p.m. in Building S2|02 (IT Department), Room B002
Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:30-3 p.m. in Building L2|03 (Chemiehörsaalgebäude, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 6), Lecture Hall 05

If you are interested in another workshop in the department, please email openaccess@ulb.tu-….

Presentation on the workshop “Open Access at TU Darmstadt – making research and teaching materials more visible”

Video on the meaning of Open Access at TU Darmstadt produced during International Open Access Week 2016.