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Coffee lectures in the Earth Sciences Library (winter semester 2022/23)

News from Sep 30, 2022

In the winter semester 2022/23 we offer the following Coffee Lectures.

  • Thurdays 3:15 - 3:45 pm in the Earth Sciences Library in Lankwitz and simultaneously online.
  • To participate online, simply use the meeting link. The online stream will not be recorded.
  • Without registration.
  • We have space for about 20 people in the library: first come, first served. Of course there will be fresh coffee free of charge.
  • The presentations will be held in German or English.
  • Presentation slides will be continously made available on this website.


10.11.2022 Recherchestrategie (in German)

We explain the most important strategies for literature research and introduce the central research tool at the FU (Primo). Presentation slides


17.11.2022 Basics: Open Access publishing (in English)

We adress the advantages of open access publishing and explain the most important things about open-access journals and how to open up your research articles which are published behind paywalls. We will also show how to publish your research output in open access without commercial publishers. Presentation slides


24.11.2022 Publication charges for open access publishing: what is paid by Freie University? (in English)

When publishing journal articles in Open Access, authors usually face costs. We explain which costs are covered directly by the Freie Universität and how this works in practice. Presentation slides


01.12.2022 Copyright and open licences (in English)

We explain briefly the relation of open licences (i.e. Creative Commons licences) to copyright. Additionally, we explain how to create open access (OA) for your own text-based publications (reports, posters, books, bachelor, master and PhD theses, journal articles etc.) in a legally binding way by choosing the appropriate license. Presentation slides


08.12.2022 Open licences for research data publications (in English)

When publishing research data, you have to decide if copyright applies or not, and if so, which are the best options to publish your data as open as possible and as closed as necessary. We will provide guidance on these issues and will specifically explain the meaning of the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0). Presentation slides


15.12.2022 Zitierregeln und Verweise (in German)

Citation is a central aspect of "good scientific practice" that all students and researchers must follow: it is considered plagiarism to take over foreign content without acknowledging the source. We explain the most important basic rules. Presentation slides


12.01.2023 Die Kartensammlung in der Geowissenschaftlichen Bibliothek (in German)

We give an overview of what is available in the map collection and what possibilities there are to borrow maps or have them digitised. Presentation slides


19.01.2023 Explaining CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) (in English)

CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) includes 14 roles that can be used to describe each contributor’s specific contribution to research outputs, e. g. in research article publications. Because CRediT is introduced by many journals now, we give an overview of the taxonomy and explain the advantages. Presentation slides


26.01.2023 Explaining ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) (in English)

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, strives to enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their research output, and their affiliations by providing a unique, persistent identifier for individuals. We explain why it is great to have an ORCID and point out three important things to implement in your ORCID profile to get the most out of it. Presentation slides


02.02.2023 Basics: publishing research data (in English)

We explain where and how to publish research data: among others, we will adress the advantages of community-accepted data repositories over supplementary materials published along with journal articles, the importance of rich data documentation and the role of data availability statements. Presentation slides


09.02.2023 Explaining NFDI4Earth (in English)

The NFDI4Earth is intended to systematically develop, sustainably secure and make accessible the data holdings of science and research and to network them (inter)nationally. We will show how scientists may participate in NFDI4Earth and give an overview of current activities at the Department of Geosiences of Freie Universität. NFDI4Earth is part of the National Research Data Infrastructure Germany (NFDI). Presentation slides

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