What if the results from publicly funded research were freely available to everyone?

Open Access represents this vision of unrestricted access and use of scholarly publications and further research materials freely available worldwide without any legal, technical or financial barriers. Germany supports this idea at both the federal and state levels. Numerous research and higher education institutions have already issued open access policies and guidelines. Together with their libraries, they engage in open access advocacy activities and offer consultancy on issues related to open access to students and researchers. They build open access repositories and manage publication funds to cover open access publication costs. The project open-access.network collects data on individual institutions at federal state level as well as strategic political activities to showcase best practices and provide an overview of the open access activities.

Please note: The summer school will be given in English. It is targeted at advanced students enrolled in design, information science, or computer science at Fachhochschule Potsdam, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Students and researchers from other institutions are encouraged to apply as well. Your participation benefits from basic knowledge of data structures and algorithms. The number of participants is limited to 25.

The summer school will focus on visualizing open access in Germany (Open Access Bundesländer-Atlas) and beyond to raise awareness of this transformation in academic publishing. This summer school aims at providing participants with an introduction to principles and methods of information visualization combined with an opportunity to apply general principles to specific visualization designs to exemplary use cases such as Open Access Bundesländer-Atlas. Lectures with experts from the fields of human-computer interaction, information science, and interface design from the cooperating institutions cover the topics of the fundamentals of information visualization e.g. mapping data to visual variables, and techniques for visualizing multidimensional, relational and textual data as well as an introduction to the concept of open access. Particicipants will closely collaborate in small, interdisciplinary teams. The hands-on session tutorials complement the inputs during the lectures with practical activities and assignments directed towards a visual representation of the data. The summer school is a cooperation between Fachhochschule Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and the Open-Access-Büro Berlin acting on behalf of the BMBF funded project open-access.network. Furthermore, the Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle zu Open Access in Brandenburg will also be involved in the summer school.

Schedule

Preliminary workshops and keynotes, full schedule to be released upon registration.

Week One

Monday, 6 September 2021
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome, introduction
10:00 Open Access: Theory and basics
11:00 Open Access and Open research in Berlin
11:45 OA as research topic for Library and Information Science
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Introduction to the data set - Bundesländer-Atlas OA
15:00 Team building / sketching exercise
16:30 Evening keynote by Johanna Drucker: Modeling Chronology and Temporality
18:00 Wrap-up
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Lecture: How to run a datavis project
10:30 Workshop: Reflecting on datavis case studies
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Project work
16:00 First mentoring meeting
17:30 Wrap-up
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Lecture: Designerly visualization research and methods
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Tutorial: Visualization tools
15:30 Project work
17:30 Wrap-up
Thursday, 9 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Lecture: Visualization of open cultural heritage data
10:15 Workshop: Visualization coding
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Workshop: Visualization coding II
15:00 Project work
17:30 Wrap-up
Friday, 10 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Project work
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Interim presentations
16:00 Evening keynote by Sonja Schimmler: Research Knowledge Graphs and their Visualization
17:30 Wrap-up

Week Two

Monday, 13 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Analyzing open data sources with R
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Project work
17:00 Wrap-up
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Theory day
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Lecture: Visualization as an epistemic tool
10:15 Reading group
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Project work
16:00 Second mentoring meeting
17:30 Wrap-up
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Lecture: Data Feminism/ critical/ ethical vis
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Project work
15:30 Project screening and collective critique
17:00 Wrap-up
Thursday, 16 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Project work
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Project work
15:00 Project work
17:00 Wrap-up
Friday, 17 September 2021
09:00 Check-in
09:30 Project work
10:30 Project Presentations I
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Project Presentations II
15:00 Final Wrap-up

Application

Deadline: 15 July 2021

Interested participants should submit a short (max. 1 page) motivational statement and a short CV (max. 2 pages). In this statement you should list prior experiences, interests or knowledge that is relevant to the topic of the summer school. This could include, but is not limited to, expertise in areas that relate to aspects of Open Access and Open Science, attended courses e.g. in information science, experience in design, or other skills such as coding. Your application should clearly convey your interest in the topics of the summer school (Open Access, Open Science, Visualization). Don’t hesitate to apply even without any prior experience or skills in the above mentioned areas - as long as you can convey your interest and motivation you will be considered for participation! The 25 participants of the Summer School will be preferably equally chosen fr om the participating institutions (Fachhochschule Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and we will aim for a balanced and diverse group of participants.

The deadline for your submission is 15 July 2021. To apply, please send in your application to the following address: oabb@open-access-berlin.de. Please use your university email address for the application and do not forget to provide the following information: first name, surname, university, degree program, semester. Please send all documents in one PDF file.

Dates 6-17 September 2021, Mondays-Fridays at 9am–6pm
Place online via Zoom
Levels BA, MA, PhD
Credits 5 ECTS for students at Fachhochschule Potsdam (Design and Information Sciences) and at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (IBI)
Contact oabb@open-access-berlin.de

About

The summer school is a cooperation between Fachhochschule Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and the Open-Access-Büro Berlin acting on behalf of the BMBF funded project open-access.network. Furthermore, the Vernetzungs- und Kompetenzstelle zu Open Access in Brandenburg will also be involved in the summer school.

Team
  • Marian Dörk

    UCLAB, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

  • Linda Freyberg

    UCLAB, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam / Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

  • Katrin Glinka

    Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Ben Kaden

    Kompetenz- und Vernetzungsstelle zu Open Access in Brandenburg / Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Tobias Kauer

    UCLAB, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam / University of Edinburgh

  • Maxi Kindling

    Open-Access-Büro Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin / Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität

  • Francesca Morini

    UCLAB, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

  • Claudia Müller-Birn

    Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Maike Neufend

    Open-Access-Büro Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Vivien Petras

    Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Arran Ridley

    UCLAB, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

  • Dorothea Strecker

    Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Agnieszka Wenninger

    Open-Access-Büro Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin

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