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Unicode – Characters (Part 4)

Even more common than encoding in the decimal system is encoding in the hexadecimal system in Unicode. Now you may wonder why you cannot just stick to working with decimal codes. The world of computers, however, is a world of bits and bytes; it works mainly with binary numbers. Unicode in the hexadecimal system In…
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Unicode – Characters (Part 3)

Once you have found, in one of the various Unicode tables, the decimal codes for the characters of different writing systems that you would like to insert into your document, you can start "typing" the characters on the computer keyboard. This only requires a few steps. Keyboard inputs in the Unicode decimal system ("Windows Alt…
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Unicode – Characters (Part 2)

Creating and editing foreign-language documents is one of the tasks scientists often are engaged with. It is thus convenient, if they may enter their texts also in the original languages and use for that purpose the appropriate characters. The character codes of the Unicode standard offer the means to do so. But where, for example,…
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Unicode – Characters (Part 1)

If you work a lot with foreign languages, you might also wish to enter characters from other writing systems into your word processor, whether it be Arabic characters, special characters developed from Latin, African writing systems like Adlam or Bamum, Ethiopian characters or Meroitic hieroglyphics. However, this is not always easy, since the preinstalled software…
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Workshop “Research Data Management” – Few places available!

For the workshop "Research Data Management in African Studies" (10-11 October 2018 in Bayreuth) few places are still available! [caption id="attachment_4679" align="alignright" width="200"] Creative Commons CC0[/caption] If you have questions or would like to register please email Aïsha Othman and Andrea Nicolas at fid-afrikastudien@ub.uni-frankfurt.de. 10-11 October 2018, Bayreuth University All lectures will be held in German…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 4)

Since not all academic authors exercise their right to secondary publication, some universities and other institutions now want to commit their employees to self-archiving. However, the idea of a "duty of secondary publication" is met with criticism from some scholars. Secondary publication as a right or a duty? The secondary publication right, i.e. the right…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 3)

According to German law, authors have the right to self-archive their academic articles on the internet one year after the print publication. However, this right applies only within Germany, and is, moreover, limited to non-university staff. The German Copyright Act authorizes authors to make a secondary publication or self-archive their scientific articles on the internet…
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Green Open Access or Self-Archiving Rights (Part 2)

According to German copyright law, a one-year embargo period hast to be observed for scholarly articles before secondary publication. After that, self-archiving of the manuscript is permissible in most cases. German secondary publication law does not include books, chapters in books, or articles in once-only works, such as individual conference proceedings or commemorative publications (Festschrift).…
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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-Programme: Research Data Management in African Studies

The programme for the workshop "Research Data Management in African Studies" (10-11 October 2018 in Bayreuth) is now available! Listen to exciting talks on existing projects, legal perspectives and infrastructure services. There will be ample time for questions, exchange and voicing your needs as researchers. [caption id="attachment_4679" align="alignright" width="200"] Creative Commons CC0[/caption] If you have…
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