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NFDI4Earth pilot projects

Small flexible pilot projects will integrate a broad community and innovative developments into NFDI4Earth – want to become a pilot? Click here for the call for proposals. But hurry up, deadline is 24 July.

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NFDI4Earth: next online-meeting

For all of you who have not (yet) subscribed to the e-mail list “plenum@lists.nfdi4earth.de” (registration: “Stay tuned”) but are interested in the further development of NFDI4Earth, here are the details of the next meetings. Dear NFDI4Earth plenumdear NFDI4Earth Participants,Ladies and gentlemen, as already announced, we would like to invite you to an online plenary session …read more →

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NFDI4Earth: next steps

The NFDI4Earth spokesperson, Lars Bernard, explained the next steps for the NFDI4Earth application in an e-mail yesterday, after the NFDI expert committee of the DFG in May 2020 did not recommend the NFDI4Earth application for funding in the first round of the NFDI programme, but instead called on the consortium to submit a new application …read more →

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Presentation slides of the FID GEO and FID Karten webinar now online

On 27.5.2020 the specialised information services FID GEO und FID Karten presented their services during the online-conference #vBIB20. The presentation slides are now available online. The recording of the webinar will be published in about 2 weeks only, due to time-consuming post-production of the video. We will inform you accordingly.

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Presentations of the DGG Annual Conference 2020 now online

Online as of today: Presentations of the (cancelled) conference of the German Geophysical Society (DGG) 2020. The presentations are available until May 22nd. Also with a contribution of FID GEO: Best practice in research data publication. FID GEO already showed two posters at the virtual poster exhibition of the DGG annual meeting in early April: …read more →

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More than 1600 freely available geological maps on GEO-LEOe-docs

The GEO-LEOe-docs overview page provides links to more than 1600 freely available geological maps (GK25) at a scale of 1: 25000. Individual map sheets supplied by geological surveys and libraries can be searched and downloaded. The provided cartographical material of the FID GEO itself is usually associated with an explanatory booklet and a georeferenced GeoTIFF. …read more →

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Save the date: online-Fachsession FID GEO and FID Karten

On Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10 – 11 am, the Specialised Information Services for Geosciences (FID GEO) and for Cartography and Geodata (FID Karten) will present their services at the online conference #vBIB20. The programm is online, participation free of charge. This includes guidance and services for electronic publishing, the digitisation of texts and maps, …read more →

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EGU General Assembly 2020 online

Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20) brings part of the activities of the EGU General Assembly 2020 online. From 4 to 8 May 2020 (CEST) everyone can join online for their favourite sessions. Sharing Geoscience Online does not require payment of a registration fee. The online programme for the week from 4 to 8 May focusses on …read more →

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“Research Data” in the DFG Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice

The Code of Conduct “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice” of the German Science Foundation DFG was updated and significantly expanded in the summer of 2019. The topic of “research data” is newly introduced and strongly anchored in the guidelines. We provide information here on the key points on the topic of “research data” from …read more →

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FID GEO´s new E-mail Newsletter

With a focus on the geosciences, FID GEO regularly publishes news on the electronic publishing of research data, texts and maps on its website. Digitisation and Open Science are further topics. You can now easily receive these news by e-mail: register here. Who should register: Information professionals at research institutions: Librarians, subject specialists, research data …read more →

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Open Data Impact Award

Interesting for geoscientists too: The Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V. has announced an Open Data Impact Award to strengthen Open Data in science. What the award offers: A total of 30,000 euros in funding, distributed among three award winners Visibility for award winners and for the topic, public relations, portrait of the award winners …read more →

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FID GEO call for abstracts GeoUtrecht2020

FID GEO is co-organiser of two sessions at the GeoUtrecht2020 (24-26 August 2020, Utrecht, NL) and calls for contributions to one or both sessions. See below for details of the sessions. Deadline for the submission of abstracts: Tuesday, 5 May 2020. Section 6, Theme 6.1, Session 6.1.1 ‚Research data and software management in times of …read more →

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Breakthrough DEAL: Open Access Publishing with National Contracts for Germany

FID GEO published an article about the national DEAL contracts in the bulletin of the German Geophysical Society (Rote Blätter): “Durchbruch DEAL: Open-Access-Publizieren mit nationalen Verträgen für Deutschland“. The article explains what the DEAL-contracts mean for authors who want to publish with Wiley or Springer Nature and lists the journals of these two publishers that …read more →

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Making scientific journals fit for research data

Research Data Policies More journals and publishers are introducing research data policies. But as the prevalence of policies increases, there is potential to confuse researchers and support staff with numerous or conflicting policy requirements. A new study defines and describes 14 features of journal research data policies and arranges these into a set of six …read more →

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Information for researchers about DEAL-contracts

FID GEO has compiled an information brief for scientists to explain concisely the contracts of the DEAL project with the publishers Springer Nature as well as Wiley and to explain the main points that are important for authors. Download the information brief.

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Updated Data Citation Guidelines for Earth Science Data

Already in Summer 2019, Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) published updated Data Citation Guidelines and new Software and Services Citation Guidelines for the Earth science community. Link. The Data Citation Guidelines provide recommendations for Earth science data stewards to create a data citation that is meaningful to a human reader, and resolvable and actionable by …read more →

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Springer Nature and Project DEAL signed Open Access contract

Springer Nature and MPDL Services GmbH, on behalf of Project DEAL, have signed the contract for the world’s largest Open Access agreement to date. Under the agreement, authors at more than 700 eligible German scientific and research institutions will be able to publish their manuscripts in Springer Nature hybrid or genuine open-occess-journals with effect from …read more →

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FAIR play in geoscience data

To accelerate data publication and sharing, Nature Geoscience will join Nature and Scientific Data in endorsing the principles of the Enabling FAIR Data Project for articles submitted from January 2020 onwards. Nature Geoscience now supports this project alongside many other publishers, infrastructures and organizations. More information: FAIR play in geoscience data. Nat. Geosci. 12, 961 …read more →

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Conference contributions online: Session on data and software management, GeoMünster 2019

All posters and almost all presentations of the session “Research data and software management in times of FAIR and Open Data” at GeoMünster 2019 are now available online on Zenodo. FAIR and open data and software will also be topics at GeoUtrecht 2020, which will be held from 24-26 August 2020 in Utrecht, NL. If …read more →

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Learned societies and open access

Early November 2019, the National Open Access Contact Point OA2020-DE invited professional societies and specialist information services (Fachinformationsdienste) to exchange experiences on how to convert scientific journals into Open Access. See the report on the workshop. The FID GEO and representatives of German Geological Society – Geological Association (DGGV), German Mineralogical Society (DMG) and German …read more →

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FID GEO: 2nd project phase with new tasks

In November 2019, the second phase of the project started for FID GEO. Over the next 3 years, the previous work areas “digitization”, “electronic publishing” and “electronic publication of research data” will be continued and expanded. A new component of the digitization “on demand” is the license acquisition for open access of out-of-print literature up …read more →

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MoU between Project DEAL and Springer Nature

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DEAL and Springer Nature was signed on August 22nd 2019. A final contract is to be concluded later this year. Read press release: https://www.hrk.de/press/press-releases/press-release/meldung/projekt-deal-and-springer-nature-reach-understanding-on-worlds-largest-transformative-open-access-a/

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DEAL with Wiley

In January Wiley signed the first DEAL-contract. Since July 2019, reading access is now granted to participating institutions in Germany. This applies to all Wiley journal publications (at least) from 1997 on. See the list of Journals. Furthermore, the read-and-publish contract includes advantages for authors: APCs for publishing Gold Open Access with Wiley are reduced, …read more →

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NFDI4Earth attends the NFDI Conference in Bonn

NFDI4Earth attended the first National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) conference organized by the DFG on 13/14. May 2019 in Bonn, thereby securing participation in the NFDI tendering procedure. In order to be able to participate in the NFDI conference, a short project description in the form of an “extended abstract” was submitted to the DFG, …read more →

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Slides from DGG annual meeting online

FID GEO organised a session at the annual meeting of DGG 2019 (Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft) about scientific publishing. Topics inlcuded the publication of research data, Open Access to texts, as well as publishing of older digitised works. Find the presentation slides below. Forschungsdaten ‚Open and FAIR‘ publizieren Andreas Hübner Publizieren wissenschaftlicher Literatur im Open Access – Hintergrund und Praxis …read more →

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NFDI Consortium „Earth System Research”

As part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) Initiative of the Federal Council for Information Infrastructures (RfII), the NFDI4Earth community has been formed to meet the needs of Earth system research in the networking and harmonization of infrastructures, archives and services. The envisioned NFDI Consortium “Earth System Research” (NFDI4Earth) forms the basis for identifying and …read more →

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Nature supports the Enabling FAIR Data initiative

From January 2019, the Journals Nature and Scientific Data will require that authors of papers in Earth sciences (and related space and environmental science fields) make supporting data available to others through community repositories where available. To support authors and incentivize data sharing, standardized research-data policies and the Research Data Helpdesk, which provides free advice …read more →

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Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences

With this claim, publishers, data repositories, scientific societies and institutions have come together in the Enabling FAIR Data coalition to improve the foundations for the handling of data that benefits the entire research community and, beyond that, the whole society. A set of guidelines and guidance has now been published with the aim of implementing the planned …read more →

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Data sharing made easier with Repository Finder

Funders and publishers increasingly require research data to be made available in appropriate repositories. But deciding which repository to choose or what counts as an “appropriate repository” can take a long time. Repository Finder, online since September 2018, helps to make this decision. With Repository Finder, you can search for research data repositories that accept …read more →

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Some 70 new scans of geological maps (1:25 000)

Some 70 newly scanned sheets of the geological map 1:25 000 were uploaded by Mapster – Old maps of Poland and Central Europe (http://igrek.amzp.pl/), for free download. These cover i.a. the region Osnabrück-Hanover-Magdeburg. Also, the FID GEO repository, GEO-LEOe-docs, has added 17 scanned geological maps recently. All of these are accessible from the FID GEO …read more →

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TELMA online

TELMA, annual journal of the German Peat Society, goes online. More than 200 TELMA-articles from the years 2002-2017 are now available online for free download on GEO-LEOe-docs. Digitisation of older volumes is to follow.

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About FID GEO: Newsletter of Geodesy Committee (DGK)

The FID GEO has presented its services to the members of the Geodesy Committee (DGK) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Read the article on page 6 of the committee’s July newsletter.

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Few places available: Workshop „Publication of Research Data“, GeoBonn 2018

Due to high demand, we have increased the number of places for the workshop to 70. There are few places still available. GeoBonn 2018, 5 September, 2.30 – 4.30 pm. More information about the workshop. Registration for the workshop is possible as part of Registration at GeoBonn 2018 or via Email to GeoBonn@fu-confirm.de.

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Bibliothekartag 2018

Together with FID Cartography and Basic Geodata and FID Montane, Mining and Metallurgy, FID GEO is holding a session at the 107th German Bibliothekartag. If you are interested, find us on Tuesday, June 12th 2018 at 16:00 to 17:30 in room 30341.

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Workshop „Publication of Research Data“, GeoBonn 2018, 5 September

In order to discuss opportunities, benefits and challenges of publishing research data and to assist you in data publication, we are organizing this workshop on “Publishing Research Data in the Earth Sciences”. GeoBonn 2018, 5 September, 2.30 – 4.30 pm. More information about the workshop. Registration for the workshop is possible as part of Registration at GeoBonn …read more →

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Interactive overview map

Online freely available map sheets of the geological map 1 : 25.000 are now accessible from an interactive overview map on GEO-LEOe-docs. The overview map contains links to over 100 maps on GEO-LEOe-docs, as well as c. 900 maps on other websites. Furthermore, more than 500 map sheets which are in the public domain are …read more →

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100 digitized maps

By now there are more than 100 sheets of the geological map 1 : 25.000 available on GEO-LEOe-docs. Over 80 of these maps have been digitized by FID GEO upon request. Use the overview map to see, if your desired map can be digitized by FID GEO. Send your request from there using the contact …read more →

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New article about FID GEO published in Bibliotheksdienst

The article “Der Fachinformationsdienst Geowissenschaften der festen Erde (FID GEO): Digitale Transformation und Open Access in den Geowissenschaften fördern” was published today in the journal Bibliotheksdienst. Link to the article: https://doi.org/10.1515/bd-2018-0045 If you have not access to the fulltext of the article via the link above, please send us an Email (info@fidgeo.de), we will be pleased to send you one of …read more →

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GMIT: Publikation von Forschungsdaten

FID GEO has published a short article in GMITon the advantages of research data publication and related consultancy services of FID GEO, offered to the geoscience community. Read the article here.

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„Einschlüsse in Mineralen“ digitised

Thanks to the initiative of Mr. R. Thomas, one of the authors, the book „Einschlüsse in Mineralen“ (Leeder, Thomas, Klemm, 1987) is now digitised and available online at GEO-LEOe-docs.  

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Cooperation agreements: Publication of research data

FID GEO has entered into cooperation agreements with several universities to strengthen cooperation in the publication of research data. The geoscience departments or institutes as well as the libraries of the respective universities emphasize in the agreement their support for the service to publish data supplements (1). In this way, the FID GEO service for …read more →

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Season’s Greetings

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Geological map (1:25000) – online availability listed (present and potential)

The geological map 1:25 000 for Germany and adjacent regions has been composed in large parts as early as 1853 – 1943. Many of these map sheets are freely available online, and many more could be, once science, e.g. you, states interest in them. The ‘GK25 list online & pd’ lists over 900 map sheets …read more →

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Workshop: “Publikation von Forschungsdaten” in Berlin

Workshop: Publikation von Forschungsdaten im Zusammenhang mit wissenschaftlichen Artikeln in den Geowissenschaften 15 November 2017, GeoCampus Lankwitz, Freie Universität Berlin Agenda To register please write an E-Mail to Erik Legat erik.legat@fu-berlin.de Organised by the Research Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam Geo.X in in collaboration with Freie Universität Berlin and Fachinformationsdienst Geowissenschaften (FID GEO). …read more →

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FID GEO presents at GeoBremen 2017

Conference presentation GeoBremen, 26 September: FID GEO: New services for open access to scientific literature, maps and research data. For slides click here.

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Prussian geological map 1 : 25 000

The FID GEO digitises maps free of charge. This is offered for geological maps in the public domain, particularly those which are in stock at SUB Göttingen. Here you find a list of map sheets of the GK25 (Prussian geological map 1:25 000) which are in the public domain and in stock at SUB Göttingen …read more →

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Workshop on data publication, Trier university

FID GEO held a workshop about publication of research data / open access to scientific publications at Trier University. The workshop war part of the 2. Workshop für junge HydrologInnen. About 20 young scientists discussed vividly the practical aspects of both topics. The slides of the presentations are available: Publikation von Forschungsdaten / Open Access für wissenschaftliche Texte

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New digital services for the geographical community

The FID GEO and the FID Karten present their new digital services for the geographical research community in a joint article in the journal “Rundbrief Geographie”. Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft (FID) – Neue (nicht nur) digitale Angebote auch für Geographie: Karten, Texte, Daten Rundbrief Geographie, No. 265, p. 12-14, 2017. Read the article here.

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Relaunch e-docs.geo-leo.de

All documents on the FID GEO publication repository e-docs.geo-leo.de are Open Access. You are invited to upload your pre- or postprints! After a period of improvement processes, the second edition of the FID GEO repository e-docs.geo-leo.de, is now relaunched. Besides technical innovations behind the scenes and layout alterations, there are several improvements to the user: …read more →

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Zeitschrift für Geophysik

All legal questions regarding the online publication of the older volumes of the journal have been solved. The DGG (German Geophysical Society) has officially assigned FID GEO to digitization and online publishing of these Volumes. Presently, technical preparations for the digitization are being taken.

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GeoUm

The activities of FID GEO were presented at the meeting of the geo- and environmental libraries, which took place on June 1st 2017 at the German Meteorological Office (DWD) in Offenbach. The GeoUm meeting was held in context of the Bibliothekartag 2017. One of the topics discussed most vividly was the digital publishing of old …read more →

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FID GEO at EGU 2017

FID GEO presents its work at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, 23-28 April in Vienna: FID GEO: Digital transformation and Open Access in Germany’s geoscience research community. Weblink to the poster. There is a conference abstract available too.

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