Open Access Workshop for African Studies



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.

Topics included open access and copyright, best practice models of open access publishing, as well as open access initiatives of research centres such as the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, the Cluster “Asia and Europe” at the University of Heidelberg, and the Specialised Information Service Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies.

The programme is available here (in German):

Programm Workshop Open Access FID Afrikastudien 2-3.11.2017


The slides are also available (also in German, all CC BY unless noted otherwise):



Roland Wagner: Open Access – Einführung.


Block 1: Copyright

Harald Müller: Urheberrecht in Bezug auf Open Access. CC BY-NC-SA.

Alexander Peukert: Verpflichtungen zum Open Access.


Block 2: Best practice models

Saskia de Vries: A Transition to Fair Open Access – From Lingua to Glossa.

Sebastian Nordhoff: Language science press – Community-based publishing.

Sven Fund: Knowledge Unlatched – Making Open Access Work.


Block 3: Open access initiatives

Jan Lüth: Institutionelle Open-Access-Strategie am Beispiel des GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.

Ulrike Eich: Wie wertvoll ist Open Access?

Andrea Hacker: Open Access Gold am Exzellenzcluster „Asien und Europa“ der Universität Heidelberg.

Anja Piller: Erfahrungen mit Open Access im FID Nahost-, Nordafrika- und Islamstudien

Christoph Hornung: Open Access in der Romanistik – Ergebnisse einer Umfrage.