There are many terms that sound similar but have different meanings: Effectiveness and efficiency. Sympathy and empathy. In discourses on information science, the digitisation of science and research and currently in connection with the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information, another pair of terms regularly appears that also sound…

The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information emphasises the value of publicly accessible research information for the scientific community and for a transparent and fair evaluation of its stakeholders. We explain what this declaration means and why the TIB is one of the first signatories.

Der Beitrag TIB signs the Barcelona Declaration…

On 11 September, we invite you to the VIVO MeetUp as a satellite event to SWIB23.

At TIB, we use the open source research information system VIVO for research profiles. We have extended it with the feature to add Mastodon IDs and thus verify their Mastodon profiles.

Der Beitrag Verification of scholarly social media accounts in the Fediverse erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


Starting from March 2022, TIB’s Open Science Lab has been hosting three scholars from Ukraine, whose research were disturbed by the war. In the first week of July, an introductory webinar, dedicated to Research and Academic libraries of Ukraine was conducted. Accordingly, this blog post is meant to serve as a brief report of the webinar.


We just launched an early version of ConfIDent.

Der Beitrag ConfIDent: A platform for academic events erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


The tool developed in the TAPIR project enables a retrieval of PID-referenced data from selected external data sources and an automated import into the research information system VIVO

Der Beitrag Project TAPIR: PID-based data import into VIVO with “generate2vivo” erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


As part of the previous TIB blog article on the power of persistent identifiers (PIDs), the TAPIR project has already introduced itself and shared first project steps with the interested public. But there is more we would like to share with you!

DOIs are commonly used to persistently identify different entities of the Science system like articles. Until now conferences were not one of those entities. We minted the probably first DOI for a conference with DataCite.

Der Beitrag Finally persistently identifying academic events and event series erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Academic Graph will be discontinued at the end of 2021. What does this mean? Why is this important for researchers and research institutions? The Microsoft Academic Graph is the database behind Microsoft Academic, one of the most comprehensive academic search engines. However, Microsoft does not only use…