From Monday, October 7 to Wednesday, October 9, 2024, the final workshops of the openCost project will take place at the University of Regensburg. As part of these workshops, the openCost team will present the results obtained as well as possible subsequent uses for the community.

In a workshop on Monday, October 7, we would like to discuss implementation options with you as repository operators. Based on a brief presentation of the implementation at the institutions involved in the project, the focus will be on your questions.

As part of the openCost final workshop, which will take place directly afterwards on October 8 and 9, we will present the openCost schema, among other things. Building on this, we will demonstrate workflows and implementations at the institutions of the project partners and show potential for your own institutions. The event will also focus on new functions of the EZB that have been developed as part of openCost and are designed to simplify processes in your institutions. In addition, the exchange of data from institutions that report publication costs to the library of Forschungszentrum Jülich and to OpenAPC as part of the DFG funding program “Open Access Publication Costs” and their implementation in openCost format will also be discussed.

The workshop is aimed at employees of academic libraries, libraries participating in the DFG program “Open Access Publication Costs”, EZB users, OA community, repository operators.

Please make a note of this date, we look forward to welcoming many participants. Further details on the program, procedure and registration will follow shortly.