Last Week the German Open Acces Days 2014 took place at the University of Applied Science in Cologne. The german speaking Open Access Community came together to discuss about and promote Open Access (OA) as a new norm in scholarship and research communication. It has been a great event with great talks, fabulous presentation and interessting converstions.
This years Open Access Days 2014 were focusing on:
- Scholarly societies and Open Access
- Open Access models for monographs and edited volumes
- Implementation of the Open Access Directive in the EU framework programme Horizon 2020
- Guidelines and guiding principles for Open Access: Implementation and experiences
- Creative Commons: Rationale, opportunities, and risks
- Impact measurement of Open Access
- Open Research Data: Infrastructures, opportunities, and limits
- Advisory services on Open Access
- Qualifying for Open Access at university and at work
- Open Access and subscription: Open Access options and transformation strategies
Here is a short Twitter-Review about the event: Continue Reading…
Our colleague Julien from Mattering Press was recently hosting the interesting session: “Publish like you give a damn, careful experiments in academic” at an STS network meeting, when he stumbled across a surprising question. “Why should young academics write books, if articles are all that counts in evaluations?” Here is his answer. Continue Reading…
Archives often refer to institutional collections (as monuments of modernity) while with recent technological development, individual users can access to and own more and more digital objects, and it seems urgent to address the question of personal archives, that presents to us at the same time an epochal change as well as a political question. This talk address three main questions:
- Why is it necessary to talk about personal archives?
- How can one define a personal archive and its difference from existing cloud computing services?
- What will be the possibility of developing new practices and tools of personal archives?
This workshop will be part facilitated discussion and part exploratory discussion heading towards ideas to further develop.
Where & When? Saturday, August 2, 2014 @ 15:00, Archive Books , Dieffenbachstraße 31, 10967.
Yuk Hui, Ulrike Gollner, Agata Krolikowski, and Minuette Le are researchers, computer scientists, and designers working at the Hybrid Publishing Lab, part of the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana Universität. We also work with the Hybrid Publishing Consortium on issues around open-source infrastructures for academics, small publishers and university publishers.
Warwick, Henry, Radical Tactics of the Offline Library, Institute for Network Cultures, Amsterdam Video: https://vimeo.com/95351775
Hui, Yuk, Archivist Manifesto, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana Universität
Please join us this upcoming Saturday – you find more about the workshop here.
Starting your own journal is not rocket science. To illustrate this, we boiled down our research on the topic and added some insights from David Solomon, Martin Eve, and other experts. And there it is: a poster that allows you to get an idea of the various aspects of Open Access journal publishing at a glance.
For the poster, we identified seven different issues covering the stages of planning, setting up, running, and sustaining your journal:
- Scope and Content Strategy
- People and Workflows
- Journal Management
- Marketing and Distribution
Each of these areas is provided with basic information, advice, illustrations, or key questions to ask yourself. The poster is rounded out by some useful key terms and a reference list including further readings, important organizations and links to journal management software and Open Access directories.
Please read, share, and enjoy! We are thankful for critique and feedback, for spreading the word, and passing on this poster to your friends, colleagues, and students. And please let us know when you start your own Open Access journal!
Over the course of the last year we were working hard on establishing an experimental publishing outlet for the Hybrid Publishing Lab. As our first publication is finally completed we are happy to introduce meson press to you. Run by members of the lab the aim of meson press is to publish high quality Open Access monographs. Even though the scholarly book is changing its face in the age of digital media, we strongly believe in the many virtues of its format for academic communication. Some might claim that the book is dead. Nevertheless we are aiming to reinvent the book by developing creative solutions for scholarly publishing in the digital age.
meson press publishes research on digital cultures and networked media. Its publications challenge contemporary theories and advance key debates in the humanities today.
Today our first book will be released: Our friends of the Gamification Lab at the Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University of Lüneburg have put together a formidable volume of articles that seek to rethink gamification. The book offers a candid assessment of the current gamification hype by tracing back its historical roots as well as exploring novel design practices and methods. The contributions to “Rethinking Gamification” (edited by Mathias Fuchs, Sonia Fizek, Paolo Ruffino and Niklas Schrape) furthermore critically discuss the social implications of this phenomenon and present artistic tactics for resistance. Read the full publication here. It’s open access!
Join us on Monday, June 30th, 2014, at 7 p.m. for the official book release of “Rethinking Gamification” at Mondbasis (Lünertorstraße 20, Lüneburg, Germany). Let’s talk about Gamification, future books to come, and upcoming topics. And last, but not least, let’s celebrate.