In this video (german only, https://youtu.be/1MjGnnb6Sbw) we briefly show how the search engine Pollux works and which additional services graduate political scientists can use when registered at Pollux.
2. Pollux at the DVPW Convention
From September 14th to 16th Pollux was represented with a virtual book table at the DVPW Convention 2021. In addition to informative coffee lectures on literature research, open access publishing and research data management, there was also a hands-on discussion on experiences with the use of text corpora.
The absolute highlight was the election of the Research Blog of the Year 2021 whose winner will be included in the Pollux pilot project "Searchability of Research Blogs" and can thus be found in the Pollux search.
On our website (https://www.pollux-fid.de/downloads) you will find various materials (presentations, handouts, videos) about Pollux in general (also for teaching), Open Access and research data management now.
4. New members in the Scientific Advisory Board of Pollux
Prof. Dr. Manuela Glaab and Dr. Friederike Luise Kelle have finished their work in the Scientific Advisory Board of Pollux. We thank Mrs. Kelle and Mrs. Glaab, who accompanied Pollux from the beginning, for their great commitment, their good ideas and their always objective and helpful advice. Both have greatly enriched Pollux and we will miss them.
All the more we are happy to welcome two new members to our advisory board: Dr. Julia Schwanholz from University of Duisburg-Esse (UDE) and Dr. Pola Lehmann from the Berlin Social Science Center. Warmly Welcome!
Dr. Julia Schwanholz
Dr. Pola Lehmann (Picture: David Ausserhofer)
5. Submission of follow-up funding
It is done - on September 13th we submitted our follow-up funding for the third funding period in the DFG program "Specialized Information Services". In addition to important permanent tasks, such as expanding the content of the search portal, further technical development and increased public relations, exciting projects were applied for the integration of research blogs and text corpora, as well as a political science contact point for research data management of qualitative research data in the research data center Qualiservice.
The second funding phase expires by the end of June 2022.
On focus in the 3rd funding phase
Save the date: Workshop on Open Access Publishing in Political Science
On February 9th, 2022 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.), Pollux is co-hosting an online workshop on Open Access Publishing for political scientists together with open-access.network from for political scientists. The workshop will focus on the opportunities and challenges of open-access publishing, publishing and funding options and on copyright. Participation is free of charge. Please save the date in your calendar. Information on the schedule and registration will follow shortly via Twitter, on our webseite and at open-access.network.
New Information Page on Open Access in Political Science
In cooperation with the open-access.network project, the information page: "Open Access in Political Science" was created for the new internet portal, which went online at the end of September 2021. In addition, researchers, OA newcomers, and OA professionals will find a comprehensive range of free services on the topics of information, training, and networking.
Tips and Tricks
Book a Pollux-Webinar
Book an individual webinar tailored entirely to your needs for a closed group of 4 people or more.
Just contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions and we will arrange your personal webinar.
Pollux, that is…
Who are the people behind Pollux? In each newsletter, we introduce one person from the Pollux team so that you can get to know us a little better. This time:
Ines Rettmer, user and metadata management, graphic design
My name is Ines Rettmer.
Since November 2019, I am responsible for the Pollux user management.
I’m your first contact if you need help or have any questions concerning Pollux. As long as it is in my power, I will assist you. When you sign up for an account for political scientists, I check your eligibility, consult with you if necessary, and - if everything fits - activate your account.
Furthermore, I regularly run non-automated metadata updates, so you can always find the newest titles during your search.
Since I like to be creative in all kinds of areas, it's great that I can also use my creativity and knowledge in this field (e.g. create graphics or videos) as part of the Pollux project. Have you ever asked yourself whats my voice sounds like? Check out one of our videos.
It's a wild mix of tasks for which my studies in librarianship prepared me rather less, but offers a lot of variety.
Best regards, Ines Rettmer
Contributions at conferences and events
Joint workshop with the Specialised Information Service for Sociology (SocioHub) at the 109th Bibliothekartag