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Secondary or parallel publications

You are welcome to publish documents in OPUS that have previously been published elsewhere, e.g. articles in scientific magazines. Thus, the results of your research will not only be available to the subscribers of a given magazine but also to the general public - permanently and free of charge (Open Access). You online publication will be easy to find and placed in the archives of the German National Library.

The management of this University, the German Rectors' Conference, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research all recommend online publications based on the open access principle. Electronic publications are easier to find, they can be accessed at any time from any desk, and used in a flexible way.

It is imperative that you adhere to the legal requirements which are put down in the Agreement with the publisher. Many publishers place limits on a secondary publication, e.g. they impose a blocking period or insist on the original formatting. If you are unsure, please contact our OPUS staff.

Retrospective Digitising

You may also publish documents in OPUS that have only been available as print copies so far. For this purpose, you will need to grant the University a simple right of use (cf. legal tips). Click here to find out more about assigning the online rights of use of your pre-1995 publication with regard to the amended version of the German Copy Right Act dated 1 January 2008.

Since 2014, the University Library has actively been digitising publications that were published prior to 1995. They have been stored in OPUS. The authors of those publications had already granted the University Library a simple right of use in 2007. In OPUS, they have been marked as "Retrodigitalisat". Click on "Browsen" to find all of them bundled under the heading "Retrodigitalisierung" (Retro-digitising). The source of the original publication can be seen in under "Quelle/Weitere Ausgabe" (Source/Further editions).

The management of this University, the German Rectors' Conference, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research all recommend online publications based on the open access principle. Electronic publications are easier to find, they can be accessed at any time from any desk, and used in a flexible way.

The University Library will be happy to support you in digitising your publications. Please contact Mr Jaschke, phone: 0951/863-1507, email: digitalisierung.ub(at)uni-bamberg.de


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