Category Archives: Publishing

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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Re3Data

The project re3data.org, Registry of Research Data Repositories, presents repositories in a web-based directory and provides an orientation over existing data collections.
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New copyright law in Germany

As of 1st March 2018, a new copyright law comes into effect in Germany and will introduce new copyright rules for schools, universities, libraries and other educational institutions.
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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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