Bielefeld University Library

Projects

Current Projects

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines for open access documents. Being a strategic project of Bielefeld University Library, BASE is continously enhanced.
Duration: 2004–
Funding from: Start-up funding by Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes NRW

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CONQUAIRE – Continuous Quality Control for Research Data to Ensure Reproducibility

CONQUAIRE will focus on reproducibility and quality control during the research process in an institutional setting.
The Semantic Computing Group together with nine research groups and Bielefeld University Library will develop services and tools to support researchers when creating/collecting data, versioning data (including code such as scripts used for analysis), and making their data reusable. This project aims to facilitate these tasks across the entire data lifecycle while ensuring a consistenty high data and metadata quality.
Duration: 01/2016–12/2018
Project partners: Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano (CITEC – Cognitive Interaction Technology) at Bielefeld University
Funding from: German Research Foundation

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CRC1288 Subproject INF Data Infrastructure and Digital Humanities

The INF subproject is responsible for supervising all data- and information-related activities by providing a collaborative digital work and research environment for the whole SFB. By bringing together expertise in the fields of information infrastructure, research data management, and digital humanities, it contributes to establishing new research methods in the field of the humanities that will support research on practices of comparing. At the same time, INF is creating a sustainable basis for ensuring the long-term availability of the research data collected and used in the SFB. This will guarantee the transparency and traceability of research findings, theses, and publications.

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INTACT – Transparent Infrastructure for Article Charges

The project comprises three activitiy areas: OA Analytics will examine how open access publishing is distributed over German research institutions. With the initiative OpenAPC within the INTACT project, a platform is established that releases datasets on fees paid for open access journal articles by universities and research institutions. On a third level, the initiative ESAC (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges) looks at the business processes of the evolving APC market and proposes efficient workflows while involving all parties such as funders, libraries, and publishers. INTACT collaborates closely with German universities, research institutions and publishers and is supported by DINI AG Elektronisches Publizieren.
Duration: 10/2015–09/2018
Project partners: Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I²SoS) at Bielefeld University
Funding from: German Research Foundation

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Informium

The Rektorat of Bielefeld University supports the building up of campus-wide services for research data management under the umbrella brand Informium. The Coordination Centre for Research Data at the University Library offers comprehensive advisory services for developing data management plans and continuing documentation of research data. Furthermore, it supports faculties and academia to interlink their existing data services with global data archives. At the same time, the campus-wide service PUB (Publications at Bielefeld University) offers services for the publication of research data.
Duration: 2009–
Funding from: Rektorat of Bielefeld University

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Children's and Young Adult Literature in Multimedia 1900–1945

The project records movies and broadcasts featuring literary texts for children and young adults. In addition, appropriate print versions (novels, short stories, fairytales, picture books, comics etc.), passed on stage performances and further treatments and uses are documented. The University Library creates a data collection system based on Drupal.
Duration: 2015–2017
Project partners: Prof. Dr. Petra Josting (Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies)
Funding from: German Research Foundation

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National Open Access Contact Point OA2020-DE

Within the priority initiative "Digital Information" the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany established a National Contact Point Open Access. The objective of this project is to support a large-scale transition of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing, such as the Max Planck Digital Library initiative OA2020 pursue it on a global level. OA2020-DE is part of an establishing international network of national contact points and collaborates closely with German universities, research institutions and publishers.
Duration: 08/2017 - 07/2020
Project partners: Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), Forschungszentrum Jülich Central Library
Funding from: Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany

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Niklas Luhmann – A Passion for Theory. Publishing his Literary Estate and Making it Accessible for Research.

The objective of the project is to preserve Niklas Luhmann's literary estate and make it accessible for research as well as to study the genesis of his work and publish a critical edition of unpublished writings. To achieve this, the first step is archiving those parts of the estate worthy of preservation (manuscripts, card index, correspondence, library etc.). In a second step, those materials that are to be made accessible for research are digitized and prepared for further use. The University Library is responsible for presenting and cataloguing of items digitized by the Faculty of Sociology and also for secure long term preservation.
Duration: 2015–2030
Project partners: Prof. Dr. André Kieserling (Faculty of Sociology), Archive of Bielefeld University, Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)
Funding from: North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

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OJS – Open Access Journals at Bielefeld University

Bielefeld University Library is using the free and open source software Open Journal Systems (OJS) to assist in publishing open access journals at Bielefeld University. Moreover, the University Library is a member of the OJS network OJS-de.net.
Duration: 2009–
Project partners: Various editors of Open Access journals at Bielefeld University

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Open Access Publication Fund

Bielefeld University's Publication Fund supports the publication of articles in Open Access journals. With the help of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and its Open Access Publishing funding programme, article processing charges (APCs) levied by Open Access journals can (on application, where necessary) be paid on behalf of university members. The Publication Fund is administered by the University Library.
Duration: 2009–
Funding from: Rektorat of Bielefeld University

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OpenAIRE 2020 – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe 2020

OpenAIRE2020 is the third project phase of OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe). With 50 partners from all EU countries, OpenAIRE is a large-scale initiative to establish Open Science in Europe. Bielefeld University Library is a technical partner of OpenAIRE and works in particular in the fields of metadata harvesting and Open Access usage statistics.
GrantId: H2020-643410
Duration: 01/2015–06/2018 (42 months)
Project partners: University of Athens, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Funding from: European Commission

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ORCID.DE – Promoting Open Researcher and Contributor ID in Germany

The aim of the project is to support sustainably the implementation of ORCID at universities and other research institutions through a comprehensive approach. The project was initiated by the Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI). Within the project, Bielefeld University Library is going to add a claiming feature to BASE that allows owners of a ORCID number to add online publications from repositories to their ORCID profile.
Duration 05/2016–04/2019
Project partners: Helmholtz Open Science Koordinationsbüro am Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Funding from: German Research Foundation

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PUB – Publications at Bielefeld University

PUB is the institutional repository of Bielefeld University and preserves the scholarly output of its members. Operated by Bielefeld University Library, PUB provides open access to Bielefeld's scholarly publications and research data in accordance with Bielefeld University's Open Access and research data resolutions. PUB also collects digital theses. PUB has emerged from the project PubLister, funded by the DFG and is jointly developed by the university libraries in Ghent and Lund.
Duration: 11/2010–
Project partners: Ghent University Library, Lund University Library
Funding from: German Research Foundation (PubLister), Rektorat of Bielefeld University

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Completed Projects

Europeana ECloud

Europeana Cloud is a "Best Practice Network" with the aim to establish a cloud-based system for Europeana and national aggregators and develop appropriate tools with which not only descriptive metadata, but actually digitized content as well can be linked and worked on.

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SFB882 project INF (Information and Data Infrastructure for the SFB)

This project takes on key service functions in the domain of data and information infrastructure by setting up and administering a virtual research environment for SFB882. It devises and implements standards of documentation for the data generated, applies anonymisation concepts for data archiving and provides advice on methodology.

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OpenAIREplus (2nd Generation Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe)

OpenAIREplus expands the objectives and results of the OpenAIRE project, which implements the Open Access Pilot of the European Commission.

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OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe)

OpenAIRE is a joint project – supported by 38 project partners – to build an electronic infrastructure for research in the European Union.

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Retrospective Digitization of Scientific Review Organs and Literary Magazines from the 18th and 19th Century in the German-speaking Area

The aim of this project is a digital reconstruction of the complete corpora of the major review organs and literary magazines originating from the age of the German Enlightenment and the following epochs. The first and foremost criterion for the selection of the periodicals is their recording in the "Index deutschsprachiger Zeitschriften 1750–1815", elaborated by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Duration: 2000–2016
Project partners: Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Funding from: German Research Foundation

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Reframing Scholarly Publishing

Bielefeld University Library is active in the design of methods and solutions for alternative scholarly publishing on the basis of new business models. This site provides information on the debate about "Reframing Scholarly Publishing" which offers in addition to the presentation of ongoing projects first steps into the theme open access.

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ECO4R – Exposing Complex Objects for Repositories

Provision of complex information objects from open access repositories using the example of overlay journals and for preparing archive systems.

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Automatic Enrichment of OAI Metadata by Means of Computational Linguistics Methodology and Development of Services for Content-Based Integration of Repositories

The DFG project aims at the normalization and homogenization of metadata for electronic documents for repositories in general. This leads not only to better search options in search engines, but also promotes the semantic linking of repositories.

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PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research)

This EU project with the participation of Bielefeld University Library investigates the effects of open access publications in the area of journals.

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PubLister (Personal Publication Lists as Campus-wide Services)

Publication lists are part of scientific communication. Therefore the DFG project tests and develops sustainable services for the design and reuse of personal publication lists.

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DRIVER II (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research)

The project aims at cross-linking European knowledge stores (scientific repositories). Bielefeld University Library cooperates with nine international partners from eight countries.

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Information Platform open-access.net

DFG project with the aim to meet the increasing demand for information on open access and the networking of players engaged in the scope of open access. Bielefeld University Library cooperates with four German partner institutions.

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OPUS 4 (Development of the Open Access Repository Software OPUS as a Component of National and International Networks)

Project for the advancement of the OPUS software for publication servers. Bielefeld University Library cooperates with five national partners.

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DRIVER I (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research)

The project aims at cross-linking European knowledge stores (scientific repositories). Bielefeld University Library cooperates with nine international partners from eight countries.

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ProSeBiCA (Prospective control of academic libraries services using conjoint analysis)

Project on the use of conjoint analysis as a technique in marketing research for the development and control of prospective services for academic libraries.

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Notebook University Bielefeld

Project to obtain practical experience in the use of uniform teaching and learning platforms – creation of an online tutor for the library.

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BieSOn (Bielefeld Server for Online Publications)

The Bielefeld server for online publications (BieSOn) is a service of Bielefeld University Library to publish scholarly work by members of Bielefeld University as electronic publication free of charge.

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Digital Libraries and Their Impact for the Modernization of the Education System

The subordinate project in Bielefeld deals with changes that result from the development of digital libraries for the education system.

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Intelligent Search Assistant

Follow-up project: Fuzzy search query methodology for a cooperative research assistant.

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E-Publisher Project

Connecting to the Digital Library North Rhine-Westphalia, smartcards (e-publisher subordinate project).

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The Digital Library North Rhine-Westphalia

Project to improve literature supply through creation of a digital academic library.

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