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Open Access at Freie Universität Berlin

Information Meeting on January 24 about Open Access Activities

№ 013/2014 from Jan 16, 2014

The various open access activities at Freie Universität Berlin will be the focus of a meeting at the university’s Clubhaus on January 24. Involved staff from the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) and the University Library (UB) will delineate which services are available at the university. Best-practice examples will be presented. The meeting is for members of Freie Universität and other interested persons. There are no fees, however, due to limited seating, please register in advance by email to open-access@fu-berlin.de.

The best-practice examples include the project "1914–1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War" of the Friedrich Meineke Institute of Freie Universität, with technical support from CeDiS, the Journal of Business Market Management of the Marketing Department, and the Language Science Press of the Institute for German and Dutch Languages and Literatures. Other successful examples are the Edition Romiosini of the Institute for Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, and the Edition Topoi of the Excellence Cluster Topoi, as well as the open access activities in the area of gender research and the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Open Access has been an important issue at Freie Universität Berlin for several years. In 2006 the president of Freie Universität signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, and in 2008 the Academic Senate passed an open access policy governing the areas of responsibility at Freie Universität, whereby all the members of the university are encouraged to reserve non-exclusive rights in any publication agreements in accordance with the guidelines of the German Research Foundation and other important funding agencies so that open access publishing and archiving of their research findings is possible. In 2012 an Open Access Officer was appointed who is responsible for coordinating internal university and external open access activities. The same year Freie Universität created an open access website. In 2013 the Executive Board passed a resolution to take over the long-term funding of the Open Access Publishing Fond currently funded by the DFG.

Time and Location

  • Friday, January 24, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Clubhaus of Freie Universität Berlin, Goethestr. 49, 14163 Berlin; subway station: Krumme Lanke (U3)
  • Because space is limited, please pre-register by email to open-access@fu-berlin.de.

Open Access at Freie Universität

Further Information

Dr. Katja Mruck, Open Access Officer, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-52779, Email: katja.mruck@fu-berlin.de