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POLLUX Newsletter #2
Here comes our first newsletter of the year with some news and videos in tow. We also show how registered political scientists can easily archive their already published journal articles as open access via Pollux and you get to know Tim Schardelmann - our project coordinator.
As always, please send your ideas and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from Pollux
It's Pollux's birthday!
Pollux went online on 2nd January 2018. A lot has happened in the last three years and we still have a lot to do. Pollux is constantly being expanded, the search functionality is improving, open access is being funded, and our team has grown. Currently, we are preparing a new website that will make Pollux easier to use. In addition, there will be more information on open access publishing and research data management in the future.
100% more journal articles references
We have doubled the amount of journal article references in Pollux's literature search from 2 million up to 4 million. This might sound easy, but it was a lot of work and we are very happy to offer you the expanded pool of data. To search only for articles, select the "Article" type filter.
Short video about Pollux
We have created a video that explains Pollux in a nutshell (2:16 min)
Evaluation of our online survey
In June 2020, we surveyed the political science community about their needs and satisfaction with our services. We have summarized the results of the online survey in a short video.
A detailed written version will be published soon. For documentation, we have archived all survey results on the SuUB-Bremen repository: https://doi.org/10.26092/elib/429.
Become an open access ambassador!
Do you care about open access as much as we do? Can you imagine participating in a small campaign for open access in political science? Perhaps you know someone who might be interested? Then get in touch with us! (Mail: email@example.com.)
Cooperation with open-access.network
We are very happy to have a new cooperation with the Open-Access.Network. In addition to information on open access in political science on their website available at https://open-access.net, we will be holding a joint workshop on open access for political scientists in 2021. We will inform you when the exact date is set.
Tips and tricks
Open access publishing made easy - Secondary publication in SSOAR
In the following video we show how you can easily upload your already published journal articles to SSOAR - the largest social science open access repository.
Pollux, that is...
Tim Schardelmann – Project coordinator
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: Tim Schardelmann
My name is Tim Schardelmann,
I am part of the Pollux team since its "birth". At that time, by the way, Pollux hadn't even got its name yet. From the start, I perform the duties of the project coordinator of the Specialised Information Service Political Science.
I have a degree in political science and minored in economics and public law. During my studies I worked for a limited period of time at the Secretariat of the United Nations in New York.
Since 1999 I have been employed at SuUB Bremen in various functions. At the beginning I was part of the IT, where, among other things, I carried out the responsibilities of the deputy head of the department. Since 2001 I have been subject specialist of different disciplines. First, contemporary history, then, until today, political science and in the meantime pedagogy.
With great commitment, I have additionally been the project coordinator of Pollux since 2016. As the term coordinator suggests, my task is to keep an eye on the individual plans and the work programme of Pollux and to promote cooperation between different divisions of the FID, but also to help think about the future direction of Pollux.
I live with my family in the beautiful and rural Elbe-Weser triangle. I spend my free time with my family. You can also see me working with heavy gardening equipment on our property to keep the lush vegetation in check. The work there is almost limitless. This is a welcome diversion from the many video conferences caused by the corona virus pandemic.
Greetings to you all
Contributions at conferences and events
6.11.2020: Pollux presentation for the Specialized Library Working Group Social Sciences Berlin-Brandenburg
14.12.2020: Pollux short presentation at the Coffe Lecture Specialised Information Services for the Social Sciences for social science institutes in Berlin and Brandenburg and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, organized by the Specialized Library Working Group Social Sciences Berlin-Brandenburg