LeibnizOpen

The Leibniz-Association - within the scope of its Open Access responsibilities - is committed to making the publications of the institutes’ employees freely accessible on the internet as full texts. The publications are indexed in the central repository LeibnizOpen and can be found there.

The range of publications includes:

  • Books / Compilations / Collections
  • Chapters of a book / Contributions to compilations and collections
  • Conference proceedings
  • Conference papers and contributions
  • Journals
  • Journal articles
  • Theses / Dissertations
  • Reports / Working Papers
  • Patents
  • Other

The TIB advises the WGL-Sections D and (partial) E institutes’ libraries with the depositing of publications in the Leibniz Association’s  repository.

Legal Framework Conditions

A user agreement between the TIB and the author/copyright owner is a requirement before the depositing of a publication on the Open Access Leibniz repository can take place.

The most important information has been compiled in the „Check List for Authors“ in addition, helpful copyright guidelines of important international publishers can be found in the SHERPA/RoMEO List .

The forms for the user agreements are available at your institute’s library. The signed user agreement will be sent to the TIB by your library.

How does storage in the Leibniz Association’s repository work?

The repository is open to all members of the Leibniz Association’s institutes.
We are happy to take over the depositing of publications from the above mentioned institutes into the Leibniz repository. If you would like to deposit documents in the Leibniz Association’s repository, we can offer you the following options:

A) The Leibniz Institute library sends the documents to the TIB

File sizes up to 10 MB can be sent as an email attachment to the following address:

dtf-wgl(at)tib.uni-hannover.de

With larger files (> 10 MB), we recommend a file transfer (using our FTP server) to: ftp://dtf-ftp.tib.uni-hannover.de
The preferred method of consignment is binary. The user ID is anonymous and the password is your email address. After logging in, the WGL directory needs to be changed in order to allow the transfer of files there [cd wgl]. Files deposited on that server cannot be viewed.
PDF is the preferred format for documents stored in the repository.

Please note that no further editing of the files will take place, so if you would like to allocate a password to the file, you need to do this before sending it to the TIB.

B) The Leibniz Institute’s library deposits the documents itself

If, as a Leibniz Institute library, you would like to deposit documents in the Leibniz Association’s repository yourself, please speak to the relevant contact partners. You will be given login information for your personalised access to the PubMan publication management system and also offered further support with using the system.

C) Linking of your institute’s repository

Please get in touch with your contact partners.

Where can I get more help?

For further information, please contact:

Dr.-Ing. Elzbieta Gabrys-Deutscher,
German Research Reports
German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
Welfengarten 1B, D30060 Hannover
Phone: +49 (0)511 / 762 - 34 24
Email: Elzbieta.Gabrys(at)tib.uni-hannover.de

Petra Bergmann
German Research Reports
German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
Welfengarten 1B, D30060 Hannover
Phone: +49 (0)511 / 762 - 17806
Email: Petra.Bergmann(at)tib.uni-hannover.de