Bernhard Mittermaier

Bernhard Mittermaier

Forschungszentrum Jülich

    Dr Bernhard Mittermaier has been working since 2004 at the library of Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), since 2008 in the role of the head of the library. Prior to that, he was a member of the scientific staff at Forschungszentrum Jülich (ICG 2 / IEK-8). His education includes a diploma in chemistry, a PhD in analytical chemistry at the University of Ulm with subsidiary subjects toxicology, computer science and patent law, and a M.A. (LIS) in library and information science at the Humboldt University Berlin. Bernhard had research stays at the Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD, USA, the German research ice breaker ‘Polarstern’, and on a fact-finding secondment to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn, Germany. Bernhard Mittermaier served in the steering committee of the German Priority Initiative & quot; Digital Information & quot; and the executive committee of COUNTER. He is now a member of the German, Austrian and Swiss Consortia Organisation (GASCO) and of Verein Deutscher Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare VDB (German librarians’ association). He is a member of the DEAL project group and negotiation team and the project group of the National Open Access Contact Point OA2020-DE. His main interests are Open Access including the development of the German Open Access Monitor, licence negotiations, and bibliometrics. Publications: biography

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    Chapter IX: Budapest 11-15-2018
    14:20 - 14:55

    The Jülich Open Access Barometer, a precursor for the Open Access Monitor Germany

    According to the Open Access Strategy of Forschungszentrum Jülich, “the Central Library has the task of supporting the transition from subscription journals to open access and to control expenditures for subscription journals in such a manner that sufficient funds are available for gold open access publication fees (article processing charges, APCs)” 1 . To fulfil this task, the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich has developed an automated joint reporting of subscription and publication expenditure along with a number of other key indicators. Their visualization is presented as the Open Access Barometer 2 on the institution’s website and constitutes an example of the visibility and further use of the data. The purpose of presenting the information on the website is to advocate open access within our institution and to demonstrate the library’s efforts towards supporting our institution’s open access goals through the considered collection development. In an ongoing project funded by the Alliance of German Research Organizations and by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich is developing an Open Access Monitor for Germany. The concept and the visualization of the Open Access Barometer gave an example of the features integrated in the Open Access Monitor. While it is currently under construction, a beta version will be presented at the Budapest conference.

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