Bringing knowledge into conversation. In the exchange of thoughts and ideas, knowledge forms and spreads. As a library, we ensure that various forms of communication, be they publications, data collections, or places and objects of knowledge, are available in the long term for the benefit of science and society. With our experience in structuring different forms of knowledge, we support researchers in bringing their results into current discourses and offer different publication platforms and publication services for this purpose, such as the Göttingen University Press, our metadata services, or our analyses of scholarly communication.
Our goal is to ensure that researchers retain sovereignty over their results and findings, regardless of their choice of publication venue, while making them freely available to science and society.
We therefore support researchers in their dealings with publishers and provide advice and training on good information practice in the interests of scientific integrity. We advocate for an evidence-based design of scholarly communication and therefore analyze relevant key figures, in the form of overarching studies, but also in our own business processes, such as acquisitions and open access transformation. We want to contribute to a networked and open publishing system in which the scientific findings produced in Göttingen are optimally visible and meet the requirements of professional science communication. We place a particularly high value on the independent publishing of Göttingen scientists and scholars.