From 21-27 October 2013 the world celebrates the 7th Open Access Week and along with many others we will take a part in getting the message out. This year there will be more then 180 events worldwide. The theme of 2013′s Open Access Week is “Redefining Impact”.
The OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more.
Looking for some ideas to get involved? Check out:
- Open Access Week Events 2013
- Open Access Directory, Events Celebrating Open Access Week to see what others libraries, groups and organizations are planning.
- Lots of educational videos about open access
- Information material downloads on Open Access
- Live Stream Events 2013
Me and my colleague Marcus Burkhardt did a Workshop at the GFM 2013 titled: “Open Access, Open Research, Open Science, Open what?” By discussing the ‘Open Definition’ proposed by the Open Knowledge Foundation, we outlined some of the most controversial issues in the current struggle for openness. Here you find our presentation:
How much shall we trust the cloud? And then the question is: whose cloud shall one trust? Now given 10 clouds including Google, while 9 of them you haven’t heard of, which one will you choose? I guess most of the people will choose Google, but then as this article on Readwrite.com “Cloud … But Only The Google Cloud” showed that Google can easily capture all your data in the name of the protection of personal data and privacy. The choice seems quite obvious that we should empower individuals and groups to create their own personal archives.
Want to work with us? We are looking for nice and intelligent people that contribute to our plans hands-on. Now what are these plans? The Hybrid Publishing lab is researching how digital change affects the world of academic and independent publishing. The team you will join is a group of about 20 researchers, who are interested in the change of publishing and coordinate their efforts in Lüneburg.
The two jobs open at the moment are covering the area of entrepreneurship and project management. Among other things, we are planning to establish a closer contact to publishing houses. Also we need some help to organise thrilling events, bigger conferences and workshops.
Please send us your job applications and a CV to the email address you’ll find on the official job descriptions below. They are in German… Yes, for the jobs you’ll need both, English and German language skills. Contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to hear from you!
Official Job description (german):
The Team of the Hybrid Publishing Lab will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013. It’s the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented, as well as the number of Visitors and takes place from 9-10 October 2013. It is also the perfect place for spotting new trends in book publishing and discussing new publishing models. If you want to meet us there do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.