All posts by Annika Spranz

BERD in ZBW MediaTalk

ZBW Mediatalk published an article about playful approaches to research data management training. Among others, our colleague Markus Herklotz was invited to talk about our experience with the BERD Data Literacy Snacks. Sounds interesting? Read the full article now.

ZBW Mediatalks is the ZBW Blog about Open Science, Information Infrastructures, Innovations and more.

2nd Open Science Retreat

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics invites to the 2nd Open Science Retreat that will take place online on February 15 – 16, 2022. This year’s retreat is dedicated to Sustainable and Reliable Open Science Infrastructures and Tools.

With the Open Science Retreat, ZBW aims to bring together international open science enthusiasts and supporters from different stakeholder groups. You will discuss the various aspects of successful and sustainable models for open science infrastructures and tools (technology, funding, community engagement) and create a corresponding virtual map.

Applications are due on January 28, 2022. Further information:

Call for Contributions for 3rd INCONECSS now open

The world of business and economics research and information: Collaborate, compete or collapse? That is the question ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics raises at the third INCONECSS – International Conference on Economics and Business Information taking place on May 17 – 19, 2022. You would like to contribute? The call for contributions is now open! Further information is available here.

INCONECSS is an international conference for researchers, librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies. INCONECSS wants to be a platform for the exchange on changing user needs and services as well as on the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing.
INCONECSS encourages conversations between researchers, information specialists and other people working in fields related to information provision for research in Economics and Business Studies.

Dataset on Historical Advertisements of The Economist Released Now

On Open Big Data, our directory of open access datasets for social science research, we have published a master dataset of historical advertisements of The Economist now.

This FAIR dataset contains metadata of 512.599 historical advertisements from all 8,840 issues of The Economist magazine, years 1843 to 2014. It is part of a series of datasets related to The Economist Historical Archive.

Check this out if you are looking for historical data on advertisements for your research:

NFDI at Berlin Science Week 2021

During the Berlin Science Week 2021, NFDI – Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur e.V. will organize the virtual NFDI Science Slam on 9 November 2021 at 17:00 – 19:00 h CEST. If you want to learn more about NFDI and the various NFDI consortia, secure your seat now!

Berlin Science Week provides international scientists and science driven organizations with a stage to share insights into current topics, discuss grand challenges and envision the future together. Throughout ten festival days and beyond, Berlin Science Week fosters debates and knowledge exchange in an open and interdisciplinary spirit.

The conference takes place from 1 to 10 November 2021. The full conference program is available on the conference website.

Data Literacy Essentials 2021

Our colleagues Irene Schumm, Markus Herklotz and Lars Oberländer presented as part of this years’ Data Literacy Essentials series on data literacy, data collection as well as data protection and copyright in research data.

The Data Literacy Essentials are 45-minute (online) seminars designed to familiarize students with the basics of working with data early in their studies. The series explicitly addresses students whose degree programs do not focus on these topics and seeks to make any potential for data value creation visible that has not yet have been exploited.

Find further information and the slides of the lectures here.

INCONECSS Community Meetings Focussing on Research Data

Every three months, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics invites you to their INCONECSS Community Meetings where you can delve into current topics in the field of economics and business information and share your experience with others.

The upcoming INCONECSS Community Meetings will take place on:

Sep 27, 2021: Research Data: Representations, Analytics and Visualizations
Dec 13, 2021: Trainings and Games Related to Research Data

Sign up and further information:

An Integrated Data Framework Guides Policy in Times of Dynamic Economic Shocks

Sudden and unforeseen shocks can cause incalculable and fast-changing economic dynamics to which policy makers need to respond quickly – as we have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, data from traditional statistics that usually guide policy decisions are only available with non-negligible time delays. This leaves policy makers uncertain about how to most effectively manage their economic countermeasures to support businesses.

Given this information deficit, our colleagues from ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research propose a framework that guides policy makers throughout all stages of an unforeseen economic shock by providing timely and reliable data as a basis to make informed decisions. They do so by combining early stage ‘ad hoc’ web analyses, ‘follow-up’ business surveys, and ‘retrospective’ analyses of firm outcomes.

Learn more about the proposed integrated data framework in the recently published discussion paper.