ZBW strengthens Open Science in Kiel

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics joins first “CreativeHack Open Data Edition” on 18 and 19 November 2016 at the Science Park Kiel.

 Kiel/Hamburg, 17 November 2016:
On 18 and 19 November 2016, IT people and creatives meet in Kiel at the Science Park Kiel for the first “CreativeHack Open Data Edition”. The hackathon is co-hosted by the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, whose research activities are focused on Open Data and Open Science.

Open Data, Open Access, Citizen Science, Open Educational Resources: the world of science is changing rapidly. Open Science gains ground and confronts service providers for science, such as libraries and computer centres, with new challenges. How can information infrastructure providers keep pace and offer fresh ideas to their science communities?

As co-host, the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics wants to promote exchange and cooperation in the area of Open Data and has contributed its own ideas. Participants offering new ideas on how to make government data re-usable for science can provide a fresh breath of air for the development of Open Data and Open Science.

The CreativeHack brings together various professions who have different perspectives on Open Data. IT developers, information scientists, web designers, students and others interested in the potential of Open Data can develop solutions for the benefit of the movement. Hackathon participants can freely choose on which ideas they want to work. On offer are data of the Land Schleswig-Holstein to be linked in new ways, or questions from the Open Science context that need addressing.