Ongoing projects with the participation of the university library

Description:

The Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg is planning the establishment of a research information system with DSpace/CRIS. The university library participates at the development of the public server.

Contact:

 

Herr Dr. Fabian FrankeDirector of the university Library
Babara ZieglerHead of the publishing department
Steffen IlligHead of the IT department



Cooperation partners:

•    Forschungsförderung und Transfer (Z/FFT)
•    Rechenzentrum
•    Universitätsarchiv
•    4Science

Project term:
1st of October 2015 until 31 of December 2018

Description:

Since Apple Siri was introduced in 2014 all the big internet groups are researching in intelligent, digital assistants. Meanwhile, besides Apple have other companies published their own systems just as Amazon (Alexa), Google (Google Assistant), Microsoft (Cortana). 

In the field of smart speaker has especially Amazon been successful with their Echo devices and able to win large market shares. The technology has been established in many households to access many relevant information incidentally at any time or to navigate connected appliances (lighting, heating, blinds). 

In this context, it seemed a reasonable idea to provide library users the library services in doing so. Amazon offers possibilities to widen their alexa device functions by so-called skills.  

The university library Bamberg skill offers users the convenient way to obtain opening hours, occupancy capacity of each branch library or the canteen menu from at home. 

Description of the skill on Amazon.de

 

 

Contact:

Herr Dr. Fabian FrankeDirector of the university library
Herr Steffen IlligHead of the IT department

 

Project term:

since December 2017

Description:
The learning world university (Lernwelt Hochschule) has to face new demands. The changes within the line of the Bologna process as well as the increasing digitalization had and will have impacts on the universities. The establishment of activating, team- and project-oriented teaching formats will result in locations and opportunities for self-study to become of ever more importance. The research project Lernwelt Hochschule, which is funded by the Dieter Schwarz foundation consider the question how the design of physical, digital and hybrid learning rooms at universities will look like. Further information can be found on the following project websites.


Contact:

Herr Dr. Fabian FrankeDirector of the University library
Herr Florian AschingerProject Employee


Cooperation partners:

•    Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart (Leitung)
•    Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
•    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
•    Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
•    Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation e.V. (DINI)

Project term:
1st of November 2017 until 31st of October 2019.

Description:
The German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes the establishments of the Open-Access-Fond at the University of Bamberg within the framework of the “Open Access Publishing” program to finance publishing fees in Open-Access journals. Information regarding funding conditions and the application form to reimburse the publishing costs can be found here.

Contact:

Herr Dr. Fabian Franke

Director of the University Library
Open-Access-Representative for the University Bamberg



Project term:
The current DFG funding period is valid until the 31st of December 2019.

Beschreibung:

The guarantee of the usability of regular inventory in the depot and, all the more, the preservation of historical old holdings is an ongoing task for libraries. Therefore, a distributed, across locations architecture with sensors and number of Raspberry Pi were developed in cooperation with the chair of computer science, especially communication services, telecommunications systems and computer networks (KTR).



Contact:

Steffen IlligHead of the IT department



Cooperation partner:


Project term:
1st of October 2017 until 31st of December 2018

Previous projects with participation of the University Library Bamberg

Description:

The University Library organizes the DSpace user conference 2019 in the context of the “introduction to a research information system (FIS)” project at the University of Bamberg. This will take place on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2019.

The DSpace user conference provides a platform for experts from different establishments to, not only, present current topics relating the software DSpace, but also to conduct discussions with the software developers and body responsible for the OpenSource project.

Just as last year, will the first conference day (Thursday) be dedicated to presentations, round-tables and a final consortial session on DSpace itself. Whereas on Friday the focus will be on add-ons (e.g. for DSpace-CRIS), plugins or interfaces.

Further information to this event can be found on the following website.

Contacts:

Dr. Fabian Franke

Director of the University Library

Steffen Illig

Head of the IT department


Cooperation partners:

•    Research Funding and Transfer (Z/FFT)
•    Computer Centre

•    University Archive

Description:

 The second information competence day Germany/Austria/Swiss of the commission of information competence of the German library association and the association of German librarians, the commission information competence association of Austrian librarians and the working group information competence at Swiss universities has been organized by the university library of Bamberg on the 13th and 14th of September 2018.

The information competence day can be used as a platform for experts from libraries to present to others and inform oneself about new, innovative and controversial ideas, activities and projects to promote information competence. Key note speaker Prof. Markus Behmer (chair of empirical communication science of the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg for the topic fake news and the importance of information competence) opened the conference. Invited talks point out psychological perspectives on the promotion of information competence (Dr. Anne-Kathrin Mayer, Leibniz-Zentrum for psychological information and documentation Trier) and present informationpsychological findings while media usage to promote information competence (Prof. Dr. Roland Mangold, university of media Stuttgart)


The main focus on the information competence day was the exchange, which is why the conference mainly consisted of workshops, a poster session and a BarCamp. Topics are, inter alia, the framework information literacy, new didactic methods, tutorials for research information management, methods for the target group analysis, video production and serious gaming. 

You can find the more detailed program here [German only]:

https://www.informationskompetenz.de/index.php/informationskompetenz-tag-deutschland-oesterreich-schweiz/.


Contact:

Herr Dr. Fabian Franke

Direktor der Universitätsbibliothek


Cooperation partners: