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Tuesday, April 24 • 14:50 - 15:15
Collaborative writing of an open living handbook on Open Science training with 12 international experts invited to a ‘book sprint’

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In February 2018, FOSTER Plus and TIB are going to organize a book sprint in order to author an Open Science training handbook collaboratively. For one week, we will bring together twelve experienced Open Science educators in Hanover to answer a number of questions: What works, what doesn’t? How can you make the most of limited resources? With their help, we are creating a handbook that equips future trainers with methods, instructions, exemplary training outlines and inspiration for their own trainings. The handbook will provide advocates across the globe with practical know-how to deliver Open Science principles to researchers, support staff, and research administrators. It will be a living resource that is online accessible under the terms of CC-BY 4.0 license. The Open Science community will be able to review, comment and add other contributions such as discipline-specific case studies or translations after the book sprint. This is how we ensure the relevance of the handbook for a broad audience.
In our ultimate goal to establish a robust, highly reusable resource on a certain topic in a short matter of time, we utilize two of the most prominent concepts and methods from the area of collaborative book writing: Book sprints and living books. Although the opportunities of both became apparent in the last few years, they still bear challenges, especially when applied to a loosely coupled, international audience of authors. We scrutinize our experiences all along the process, from book preparation, through facilitating the book sprint itself, up to reuse and enhancement of the book with different groups in different scenarios. Hereby, we hope to encourage and equip Open Education practitioners all over the world to make use of new open methods in the realm of collaborative book writing, like book sprints and maintaining open books, for their respective projects.

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Helene Brinken

Project Officer FOSTER, University of Göttingen, State and University Library
I studied International Information Management (MA) at University of Hildesheim in Germany. Due to my engagement for the NGO Plan International, I mainly dealt with Open Education during the last years. Writing my Master’s thesis about intergenerational knowledge sharing, I got... Read More →

Dr. Martin Mehlberg

TIB - German National Library of Science and Technology

Tuesday April 24, 2018 14:50 - 15:15 CEST
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