ACD News : Open Access in Germany

Up to now 39 German  repositories collaborate in the Open Access Network

2012 Census of Open Access Repositories in Germany

The 2012 Census of Open Access Repositories in Germany is a snapshot of the current state of open access repositories in Germany looking at different aspects such as the size, software, value-added services, etc. The charts and best practice examples shall help stakeholders to improve open access repositories on different levels in Germany. The poster presented at the Open Access Tage Wien 2012 will is published in an open access repository with a citable URN:

German information platform

The platform aims to meet the growing demand for information on the subject of Open Access (OA). The editorial team      gathers information which is scattered across many sources and bundles it thematically for presentation to various target groups.The information platform has been extended and now also offers country-specific Swiss content. The platform will also integrate country-specific content for visitors from Austria in the near future.

What exactly is Open Access? Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted, toll-free online access to scientific and scholarly knowledge and information. On you will find information about the key concepts and main forms of OA, for example on Open Access journals and repositories, the origins of the Open Access movementbusiness models and legal issues.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society have their own web pages on where they provide information on their OA activities.

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