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I finished my PhD

It is done. I finished my PhD. You can find my thesis at the server of University of Hildesheim and my defense presentation on Youtube.

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What did you do in your PhD? – ECER 2021

I held a short presentation at ECER 2021, which was online due to the pandemic. This presentation gives a good overview about my PhD work. You can also find the abstract and the slides. I also created a teaser. In short, I developed an ontology or a metadata set for qualitative coding schemas. This ontology […]

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Citizen Science in research about schoolbooks

As some of you know, we started the project Interlinking Pictura some time ago. We also published an article about this as Bridging citizen science and open educational resources at OpenSym 2018 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3233391.3233539). This was a rather technical article about the project and how we wanted to integrate citizen science. Later, some collegues asked, […]

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From project to infrastructure – the Schularchive-Wiki project funded by the Fellow Program Free Knowledge

The continuation of the Schularchive-Wiki within the framework of the Fellow-Program Free Knowledge. I wrote this text to reflect on the Fellow-Programm together with my mentor Maximilian Heimst├Ądt. It was first published at the blog of Wikimedia Germany. The Project As part of the Fellow Program Free Knowledge, the project Schularchive (school archives) was funded. […]

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Evaluation of German open data portals

In the last years, many cities and states in Germany built up portals where they publish data, for instance about how they spend money, to an overview of the trees in their city. This Open government data is becoming more and more important. First, transparency of public institutions is always important and second, data-driven services […]

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Fellowship Free Knowledge

I am happy to announce that I got accepted for being a fellow for free knowledge and open science (Fellow-Programm Freies Wissen), which is sponsored by Wikimedia Foundation. The program includes some money as well as mentoring and opportunities to network with other people, which are enthusiastic about open science. Due to corona, the event […]

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Collaborative open analysis in a qualitative research environment

Together with some collegues I recently published a paper about the use of a vritual research environment for teaching the qualitative method objective hermeneutics. It is a follow-up of the paper SMW Based VRE for Addressing Multi-Layered Data Analysis my collegues did in 2017 where they presented the virtual reserach environment (VRE) and anticipated use […]

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Sustainable Software

When we are talking about free software, the point is often that this is more sustainable than proprietary software because everyone can edit the code and even if your company goes bankrupt someone else can take over and go on coding. Actually, in many open source projects there is only one person doing most of […]

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Open Science Barcamp 2020

This year, I attended again the barcamp open science in Berlin. Due to corona, there were less people than last year, but the experience was still really cool. It is always nice to meet people and chat about open science. In all sessions there were pads where people could add their notes. There are also […]

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FAIR Software

Some of you might have heard about the FAIR principles for data. Since the paper was published in 2015, it became state of the art in data sharing. But data is not all that is needed to make research more transparent. Software is another very important part. Tackling this topic, the German National Library of […]