Birgit Schmidt

Birgit Schmidt
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen | GAUG · University Libraries

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Introduction
Interested in all things Open Science, I manage projects and other activities in the Electronic Publishing unit at Göttingen State and University Library.
Education
October 2003 - September 2005
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science
October 1992 - June 2003
Bielefeld University
Field of study
  • Mathematics, Philosophy

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Publications (60)
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This paper presents the findings of the Belmont Forum's survey on Open Data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users' perceptions of the term "open data", expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. A wide range of good practice exa...
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Open science refers to all things open in research and scholarly communication: from publications and research data to code, models and methods as well as quality evaluation based on open peer review. However, getting started with implementing open science might not be as straightforward for all stakeholders. For example, what do research funders e...
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The Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication was set up to support the policy development of the European Commission on Open Science. The Expert Group was asked to assess the current situation with regard to scholarly communication and publishing and to establish general principles for the future. This report a...
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This study investigates the development of open access (OA) to journal articles from authors affiliated with German universities and non-university research institutions in the period 2010–2018. Beyond determining the overall share of openly available articles, a systematic classification of distinct categories of OA publishing allowed us to identi...
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Open scholarship has transformed research, and introduced a host of new terms in the lexicon of researchers. The ‘Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Teaching’ (FORRT) community presents a crowdsourced glossary of open scholarship terms to facilitate education and effective communication between experts and newcomers.
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Zusammenfassung Der Beitrag untersucht die Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Bibliometrie und Open Access bei der Serviceentwicklung an deutschen Universitäten. Trotz der wissenschaftspolitischen und praktischen Relevanz der Bibliometrie beziehen Open-Access-Angebote nur bedingt entsprechende Verfahren und Expertise ein. Während Bibliometrieangebote vers...
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This handbook aims to support higher education institutions with the integration of FAIR-related content in their curricula and teaching. It was written and edited by a group of about 40 collaborators in a series of six book sprint events that took place between 1 and 10 June 2021. The document provides practical material, such as competence profil...
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This study investigates the development of open access (OA) to journal articles from authors affiliated with German universities and non-university research institutions in the period 2010-2018. Beyond determining the overall share of openly available articles, a systematic classification of distinct categories of OA publishing allows to identify d...
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The Community of Open Scholarship Grassroots Networks (COSGN), includes 120 grassroots networks, representing virtually every region of the world and every research discipline. These networks communicate and coordinate on topics of common interest. We propose, using an NSF 19-501 Full-Scale implementation grant, to formalize governance and coordina...
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To foster responsible research and innovation, research communities, institutions, and funders are shifting their practices and requirements towards Open Science. Open Science skills are becoming increasingly essential for researchers. Indeed general awareness of Open Science has grown among EU researchers, but the practical adoption can be further...
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As open access (OA) to publications continues to gather momentum, we should continuously question whether it is moving in the right direction. A novel intervention in this space is the creation of OA publishing platforms commissioned by funding organizations. Examples include those of the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation, as well as recently...
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Open peer review (OPR), as with other elements of open science and open research, is on the rise. It aims to bring greater transparency and participation to formal and informal peer review processes. But what is meant by `open peer review', and what advantages and disadvantages does it have over standard forms of review? How do authors or reviewers...
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Together with many other universities worldwide, the University of Göttingen has aimed to unlock the full potential of networked digital scientific communication by strengthening open access as early as the late 1990s. Open science policies at the institutional level consequently followed and have been with us for over a decade. However, for severa...
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As open access to publications continues to gather momentum we should continuously question whether it is moving in the right direction. A novel intervention in this space is the creation of open access publishing platforms commissioned by funding organisations. Examples include those of the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation, as well as recen...
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As open access to publications continues to gather momentum we should continuously question whether it is moving in the right direction. A novel intervention in this space is the creation of open access publishing platforms commissioned by funding organisations. Examples include those of the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation, as well as recen...
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Open peer review (OPR) is a cornerstone of the emergent Open Science agenda. Yet to date no large-scale survey of attitudes towards OPR amongst academic editors, authors, reviewers and publishers has been undertaken. This paper presents the findings of an online survey, conducted for the OpenAIRE2020 project during September and October 2016, that...
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Research data is an essential part of the scholarly record, and management of research data is increasingly seen as an important role for academic libraries. This article presents the results of a survey of directors of the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) academic member libraries to discover what types of research data services...
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On the one hand, libraries are at the forefront of the digital transformation and digital information infrastructures, on the other, they manage and curate cultural heritage collections. This brings about new ways of engagement with information and knowledge and the need to rethink skills and competency profiles – which enable librarians to support...
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Openness in peer review is no longer a terra incognita. However, there remains a need for further experimentation and careful evaluation of its advantages and disadvantages in practice. OpenAIRE, the European digital infrastructure for Open Scholarship, offers a unique environment for such experiments. This paper describes the design and early resu...
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Guidelines on Publishing Open Data. Guidelines and policies on publishing data as open data as suggested by the Belmont Forum’s Open Data survey respondents. (PDF)
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Questionnaire of the Belmont Forum’s Open Data Survey. Questionnaire as used for the Belmont Forum’s Open Data survey; data was collected via a web survey from 16 September to 12 November 2014. (PDF)
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Author version: http://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/12119 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the design and implementation of policies, digital infrastructures and hands-on support for eResearch at the University of Göttingen. Core elements of this activity are to provide support for research data management to research...
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This paper presents selected findings of the Belmont Forum's survey on open data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users' perceptions of the term " open data " , expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. Respondents also pointed...
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Research and scholarly communication is increasingly seen in the light of open science, that is, to make research processes as well as results more open and collaborative. In addition, this brings research closer to society through opening up opportunities for engagement with citizens. This book presents the proceedings of the 19th International Co...
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Open Science is a rather recent term, although the idea behind it is probably as old as science itself. It encompasses Open Access and Open Data, meaning free online access to research publications and data, but also more radical areas like Citizen Science and Open Notebook Science. As the European Commission and other research funders adopt mandat...
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While information management in research and libraries used to be dominated by the handling of literature, nowadays many new tools are available. The advent of office products, databases and online platforms have not only radically changed the day-today work in research and libraries, but in some cases introduced entirely new fields of academic inf...
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While information management in research and libraries used to be dominated by the handling of literature, nowadays many new tools are available. The advent of office products, databases and online platforms have not only radically changed the day-today work in research and libraries, but in some cases introduced entirely new fields of academic inf...
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EXECUTIVE Summary This brief outlines simplified Open Science Learning Objectives for the main stakeholders in the Research Ecosystem. Learning Objectives are structured by Open Science Topics according to a functional Open Science Taxonomy (Pontica et al., 2015), that accompany the main responsibilities of each stakeholders along the Research Lif...
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Marine and Earth Science graduates will be under increasing pressure in future to delve into research questions of relevance to societal challenges. Even fundamental research focused on basic processes of the environment and universe will in the coming decade need to justify their societal impact. As the Research Excellence Frameworks (REF) for r...
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While openness is well applied to software development and exploitation (open sources), and successfully applied to new business models (open innovation), fundamental and applied research seems to lag behind. Even after decades of advocacy, in 2011 only 50% of the public-funded research was freely available and accessible (Archambault et al., 2013)...
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In June 2014, LIBER's Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee published 11 case studies on Research Data Management. The case studies have been individually presented and can be freely downloaded from http://libereurope.eu/committee/scholarly-research/research-data-management-case-studies/
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Der Dienst Open-Access-Statistik (OA-Statistik) stellt Repositorien und Publikationsdiensten standardisierte Nutzungsstatistiken für Dokumente zur Verfügung. Erklärtes Ziel ist es, so die Akzeptanz von Open Access bei Autorinnen und Autoren sowie bei Leserinnen und Lesern von wissenschaftlichen Publikationen zu erhöhen. Im Gegensatz zu zitationsbas...
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OpenAIRE is the European Union initiative for an Open Access Infrastructure for Research in support of open scholarly communication and access to the research output of European funded projects and open access content from a network of institutional and disciplinary repositories. This article outlines the curation activities conducted in the OpenAI...
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The implementation of open access policies in Europe is a socio-technical undertaking whereby a wide range of stakeholders work together to bring out the benefits of open access for European and global research. This work provides a unique overview of national awareness of open access in 32 European countries involving all EU member states and in a...
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This paper outlines the efforts of the OpenAIRE networking team to estab-lish a Europe-wide open access initiative. OpenAIRE is an effort to real-ize the open access policies of the European Commission, and has built an infrastructure to support the widest possible dissemination of project results within a certain funding area, FP7. The purpose of...
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Open access increases the visibility and use of research outputs and promises to maximize the return on our public investment in research. However, only a minority of researchers will "spontaneously" deposit their articles into an open access repository. Even with the growing number of institutional and funding agency mandates requiring the deposit...
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Several libraries have become active partners in Open Access publishing of books in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). Not only have libraries started up their own presses, they are also collaborating with existing presses or forming alliances with other institutions on campus such as scholarly communication offices, ICT departments, and aca...
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The increasing implementation of the Open Access idea has given rise to new scholarly information-supply and communication models in both the German and international research landscapes. For example, over half the research-oriented universities in Germany now operate their own institutional repository. In the long term, Open Access repositories re...
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The main conclusion is that publishers and repositories have the building blocks and the tools, but in general do not use them to create an Enhanced Publication for all three information categories. Publisher and repositories should offer the service and tools to add research data, extra materials and post-publication data to the publications. Rese...
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The article presents a round table discussion that focuses on publishing services in an open access environment that are offered by Göttingen University Press. Begun as an additional service for the Göttingen State and University Library repository, it offers a publication consulting service on behalf of the university. It covers diverse topics suc...
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Publications in open access media can be used free of charge but nevertheless need to be financed. The scholars, institutions and libraries, as well as research funders, who contribute to making this possible, thus now find themselves in a new position within the publication chain and change the dynamics of supply and demand in the scientific publi...
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Publications in open access media can be used free of charge but nevertheless need to be financed. The scholars, institutions and libraries, as well as research funders, who contribute to making this possible, thus now find themselves in a new position within the publication chain and change the dynamics of supply and demand in the scientific publi...
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Bibliotheken sind heute Orte, an denen Kompetenzen im Umgang mit Entstehung und Verbreitung von Informationen gefragt sind. Ist der Schritt von der Nutzung zur Produktion eines publikationsreifen Dokumentes vollzogen, stehen Wissenschaftler heute vor neuen Optionen des Publizierens. Bibliotheken setzten dabei zunehmend Anreize für Open Access-Publi...
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Seit einigen Jahren verschafft sich die Forderung nach allgemeiner und freier Verfügbarkeit von wissenschaftlichen Publikationen Gehör – dies soll insbesondere für die in Artikeln veröffentlichten Ergebnisse öffentlich geförderter Forschung gelten. Ein Ausgangspunkt dieser Forderung sind unzweifelhaft die Probleme der Bibliotheken, angesichts steig...
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Bielefeld, University, Diss., 2003 (Nicht für den Austausch).
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Für Verlage und Bibliotheken ergeben sich im Umfeld von Open Access neue Wege der Zusammenarbeit. In diesem Vortrag sollen einschlägige Pilotprojekte (Springer Open Choice, OAPEN, PEER) vorgestellt und über erste Ergebnisse berichtet werden.

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FOSTER (2014-2016 and 2017-2019) facilitates implementation of EC`s Open Science agenda through training all key actors in the academic ecosystem (https://www.fosteropenscience.eu).