1. SLUB Dresden
  2. Open Science
  3. Open Access Week 2015

Open Access Week 2015

This year’s international Open Access Week takes place on 19-25 October. Institutions around the world promote Open Access publishing with many activities.

The SLUB is joining these activities with a variety of events at which you can also learn more about Open Access offers of the SLUB and TU Dresden.


Open talks on Open Access

We begin this Open Access Week with an open workshop for all interested scientists and scholars of the TU Dresden. A variety of aspects regarding Open Access will be discussed in different groups with experts of the TU and SLUB Dresden: What Open Access mandates and legal aspects must be considered before publishing with Open Access? What Open Access funds are offered? Which platforms and journals are suitable for Open Access publications? How to use Qucosa and Qucosa.Journals in particular for opening access to your research results? What is the relationship between Open Access and Makerspace? Come and discuss these and other topics with us, we are interested in listening to your opinions!

SLUB Dresden, Vortragssaal in the Central Library
Monday, Oct 19, 2015; 6.30 - 8.30 pm: Registration


Copyright issues & impact of Open Access journals - Publishing in the context of Open Science

Participants will gain a basic understanding of copyright issues from a point of view of publishing researchers. The event will shed light on Open Access in relation to established ways of publishing with publishers like Elsevier, Springer and others – what aspects of copyright are important and what aspects should be considered when signing a contract? Closely linked to these questions are issues relating to the impact or repudiation of Open Access journals as well as established journals in specific subjects. How visible are they? How are research results published there received by the research community? Participants will also get to know bibliometric methods that help identifying Open Access journals for potential publication. To round things up, we will introduce our services for researchers who plan to publish in Open Access journals.

SLUB Dresden, Makerspace M2 at Departmental Library DrePunct, Zellescher Weg 17
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015; 3 – 4.30 pm (German): Registration
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015; 2 – 3.30 pm (English): Registration

Makerspace - Guided Tour

Open Science in Makerspace - The platform for scientific collaboration

Under this year's slogan "Open for collaboration" the Open Access Week is completed with a guided tour around the Makerspace. Topic of this tour: Open Science in Makerspace - the platform for scientific collaboration. We give you some examples of collaborative interdisciplinary object-related work in the Makerspace which is also the right place for Do-it-Yourself projects. You are welcome to learn more about our Makerspace and its inspiring atmosphere.

SLUB Dresden, Bereichsbibliothek DrePunct - Makerspace, Zellescher Weg 17
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015; 4.45 - 5.30 pm: Registration