Innovative solutions for the further development of academic life and the role of academic libraries are important to us here at TU Wien Bibliothek. For this reason, we are working closely on a number of projects with researchers and teaching staff. Partnerships for exhibitions or events, such as lecture series, are also a priority for us in providing low-threshold access to academic knowledge.

  • AT2OA2: The successor to the first Austrian Transition to Open Access project, "Austrian Transition to Open Access 2 (AT2OA²)" aims to further advance the transformation from closed to open access for scientific publications. For more information on the five subprojects, visit the AT2OA2 website.
  • CO-VERSATILE: The Horizon 2020 project CO-VERSATILE was launched by 21 partners from across Europe to boost manufacturing responsiveness to counteract the shortage of vital medical equipment and protect caregivers and citizens. The project is an answer to a Covid urgent action initiated by the EU.
  • EOSC Focus: This project supports the EOSC Association in establishing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), continuing the completed H2020 project "EOSC Secretariat", but in direct cooperation with the EOSC Association (which also acts as coordinator). The project start is scheduled for July 2022.
  • OPUSH: An essential prerequisite for sustainable development is that it unfolds from within, and is supported by, local communities. The OPUSH (Open Urban Sustainability Hubs) project aims to make knowledge on sustainable development and transformative action more visible and traceable, and empower the local community by granting permanent access to open knowledge ecosystems. Thereby, OPUSH enhances the role and capacity of libraries within Open Science and through Citizen Science as a driver of sustainable development.
  • Skills4EOSC: Skills4EOSC brings together leading experiences of national, regional, institutional and thematic Open Science (OS) and Data Competence Centres from 18 European countries with the goal of unifying the current training landscape into a common and trusted pan-European ecosystem, in order to accelerate the upskilling of European researchers and data professionals in the field of FAIR and Open Data, intensive-data science and Scientific Data. The project start is scheduled for September 2022.

  • Artificial Researcher in Science: In this third-party-funded research project, academic research tools of the future are improved by using artificial intelligence and text mining.
  • AT2OA: The “Austrian Transition to Open Access (AT2OA)” project, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, has significantly advanced the transformation to an open science culture. TU Wien Bibliothek has been active in all subprojects. Visit the AT2OA website for an overview of publications, presentations and events in connection with the AT2OA project.
  • EOSC Secretariat: Through our participation in the H2020 project, we were significantly involved in the realisation of the European Open Science Cloud and in the development of sustainable research infrastructures for Europe.
  • Smart Campus: This project is funded within the TU Wien digitalization initiative. A simulation model of the library building provides data for research and teaching, and for a sustainable renovation concept for the library building.

If you are interested in partnerships in research and teaching or in citizen science projects: Please contact us.

Below, you will find a list of all partnerships in which we are currently engaged as partners or cooperating in networks, associations or working groups. Alongside the name, you will find details on the scope and type of partnership.

Name and link

Scope

Type of partnership

arXiv, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner and metadata exchange

BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Metadata exchange

COAR: Confederation of Open Access Repositories, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner and cooperation

DataCite, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner and cooperation

EZB, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner and cooperation

DBIS, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Cooperation

DOAJ, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

e-IRG E-Infrastructure Reflection Group, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Chair and Austrian National Delegate

EOSC Association, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Cooperation

EOSC Mandated Organisation Austria

national

Committee work, cooperation

Janeway, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Cooperation

OAPEN, opens an external URL in a new window international Partner

OpenAIRE, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Metadata exchange

Open Knowledge Maps, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Partner

ORCID, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner and cooperation

RDA Austria, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Founding member, executive committee and cooperation

Ringgold, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

SHERPA/RoMEO, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

SCOAP3, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

SciPost, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

Name and link

Scope

Type of partnership

AG Universitätsverlage (University publishers' working group), opens an external URL in a new window

international

Cooperation

DACHELA (German Language ExLibris Users Group), opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

DOI-Service Austria, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Lead

IGeLU: International Group of ExLibris Users, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

IATUL: International Association of University Libraries, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Cooperation

Initiative Fortbildung für wissenschaftliche Spezialbibliotheken und verwandte Einrichtungen e.V. (Training initiative for specialist academic libraries and associated institutions), opens an external URL in a new window

international

Executive committee member

KEMÖ: Austrian Academic Library Consortium, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Partner and cooperation

LIBER: Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner and cooperation

Österreichischer Bibliothekenverbund: Austrian Library Network, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Cooperation

Österreichische Bibliothekenverbund und Service Ges.m.b.H.: Austrian Library Network and Services Ltd., opens an external URL in a new window

national

Partner

ORCID Austria, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Joint lead with Vienna University Library

RepManNet, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Cooperation

Subito, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Partner

The Carpentries, opens an external URL in a new window

international

Cooperation

ubifo: Forum of Austrian University Libraries, opens an external URL in a new window

national

Partner