Category Archives: Open Access

Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 1)

German copyright law allows authors under certain circumstances to make a copy of a scholarly work available online (/self-archiving) after having published it with a publisher. Many scholars are familiar with the experience: they just published a new article or they meet new colleagues at a conference when the question comes up where their work…
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Workshop: data management in African Studies

This workshop is organized into three parts: 1. Infrastructure and Best Practice Examples, 2. Legal Perspectives, and 3. Perspectives from African Studies. The workshop is aimed at researchers and offers the opportunity to enter into a dialogue with legal experts and data archiving experts and will specifically address subject-specific questions.
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Open Library of Humanities

At the Open Library of Humanities, open access publications are funded through a model of library partnership subsidies (LPS). This allows OLH to collectively fund the venue and its array of journals. Libraries can thereby support information infrastructure instead of simply purchasing journals.
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Video explaining Open Access publishing (in German)

The video (in German) gives an overview of the history of scholarly publishing and the origins of the Open Access movement. The "golden" and the "green" path are presented as strategies for open access publishing. The advantages and disadvantages of Open Access are discussed, especially with regard to Article Processing Charges.
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15 reasons for hosting an online journal with OJS

Here are 15 reasons for working with the Public Knowledge Project's Open Journal Systems (OJS). The best reason: we can help you! The Specialised Information Service for African Studies offers an OJS Hosting Service to the African Studies community based in Germany.
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Open Access Workshop for African Studies

A workshop about open access took place on 2nd and 3rd November 2017 at the Specialised Information Service for African Studies at the Frankfurt University Library. The slides are available here (in German).
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How can I share it

The Can I Share It look-up tool provides academic researchers with an easy way to check where a journal article can be shared in line with the paper’s access and usage rights.
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