Open Software – Inclusion by Definition

Screenshot: HTML-Code https://opensource.org/osd by Anja Hähle/ University Library

A software is called open resp. free if it is equipped with a licence which grants the user the right to freely view the source code, to use, to copy, to distribute and to modify the software and to disseminate modified versions.
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The importance of free teaching and learning materials for digital higher education

The topic of digitisation has been an important one to schools and universities in Germany for some time now. This year, however, the coronavirus pandemic meant that the topic had to be implemented as quickly and effectively as possible. Digital teaching presents us all with great challenges but offers great opportunities as well. Making teaching appealing and interactive is easier than ever with digital educational materials – and that is precisely why we depend so much on high-quality and freely available material. It is precisely this purpose that Open Educational Resources (OER) are intended for.

Picture: Giulia Forsythe – OER is sharing on flickr. Use under the conditions of the Creative Commons BY (Attribution).
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Come in. We are open – more inclusive through open consulting services

Quelle: oxygenweb.de (Bernd Hahn)

Quelle: oxygenweb.de (Bernd Hahn)

Why does this e-book not open? Is there any better literature than the one I have found so far? How do I format the paragraphs in my LaTeX document? What license do I apply to my materials to make them available as OER? How do I find a suitable repository for my research data?
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Desired award for the Chemnitz University Library

For the second time, the University Library received the Open Library Badge of the initiative of the same name for more openness in libraries.
We are proud to again meet the revised criteria of 2016 in the required number and beyond. The Open Science Team has taken up the new challenge
and is implementing openness in the following contexts, for example:

Additional points are displayed as best practices on the badge page.

The award is an incentive for us to further expand the Open Science Network at Chemnitz University of Technology, because open science already permeates all disciplines in science and research. Digital teaching, open educational materials are two of many exciting topics.

For the upcoming International Open Access Week from 19-25 October 2020, we will again be offering various virtual services.

You can find our team at: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/ub/openscience/

Save the Date: 2 July 2020 – Online information event on Open Access publishing under terms of the Wiley DEAL

Project DEAL – What is it?

The DEAL project was initiated by the Alliance of German Science Organisations. The aim of the operation is to negotiate Germany-wide licence agreements for online journals of the three largest scientific publishers: Wiley, Springer Nature and Elsevier.

Beyond the aim of gaining access to all the contents of the publishers’ own journals, the main focus is on systematically converting the future publication output of all participating research institutions to open access. In order to achieve this, one of the project group’s main negotiating points is that scientists and scholars from all participating institutions should in principle be able to publish their research articles in open access.

The negotiations with the publishers Wiley (since 2019) and Springer Nature (since 2020) have already successfully led to agreements. TU Chemnitz participates in both of these DEAL agreements, so that the university’s researchers are not only granted access to the contents of thousands of journals published by Springer Nature and Wiley, but are also entitled to publish their research articles in the journals of both publishers entirely in open access, without any administrative effort of their own or individual costs. Instead, the University Library will handle the funding and clearing of these fees.

So what exactly is the Wiley-DEAL?

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