Lambert… in English

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Barcamps, Hackathons, Book Sprints

Build communities, write a textbook together and more

Event formats like barcamps are not fashionable gimmicks. Rather, they are contemporary and effective formats: they help communities with a common theme to network, learn from each other and work collaboratively. The prerequisite for this is that the organisers understand and use the formats correctly.

As part of the Open Access Week 2022 at SuUB Bremen, I explained in 12 minutes how I help groups of experts to develop their own open textbooks and handbooks with Book Sprints. (German)

As an institution from education, science, research data management (e.g. NFDI) culture or as an NGO, do you want to venture into the adventure of agile peer-to-peer knowledge production? I will show you how to do it, find the right support for you, or maybe even take the first steps together with you. 

Open Access, Social Media, Citizen Science

The 101 of openly accessible science on the web

Today there is often talk of the upheaval of the knowledge society – and in this context also of the expectation for researchers to communicate directly with new digital publics themselves, from preprints and Open Access to Twitter, Twitch livestreams and Citizen Science.

A Librarian's view on Open Science – A conversation with Lambert Heller Access 2 Perspectives – Conversations. All about Open Science Communication

Lambert Heller is a librarian with many years of experience. He works at the Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology TIB, a non University research organization in Hannover, Germany. Personal profiles ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0232-7085 Website: Twitter: @lambo Linkedin: /in/wikify/ More details at Host: Dr Jo Havemann, ORCID iD 0000-0002-6157-1494 Editing: Ebuka Ezeike Music: Alex Lustig, produced by Kitty Kat License: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) At Access 2 Perspectives, we provide novel insights into the communication and management of Research. Our goal is to equip researchers with the skills and enthusiasm they need to pursue a successful and joyful career. | Website: — Send in a voice message:

Approaches and tools for this are often not yet taught systematically and practically in the training of young academics. I have given numerous short introductions and workshops on these topics for summer schools of the Leibniz Association, party-affiliated foundations and in various other contexts, in German and in English. I am happy to talk to you about the training needs at your institution on topics such as openness and science communication. In addition, I can help you find the appropriate support.


Decentralized Web and Self-Sovereign Identity

Why we need the Decentralized Web, and what will get us there

My talk on „The path to Self-sovereign identity (SSI) in research“ at #BFSCON
The 2nd international Conference on Blockchain For Science, Research and Knowledge Creation, held in Berlin, 2019.

With multiple projects at TIB, which are funded by the EU Commission, we are actively participating in this development, especially on self-sovereign identity through verifiable credentials.


Open Science Lab, third-party funding, transfer of practice

The Open Science Lab at TIB

The digital opening of science and culture depends on the continuous development of new tools and methods. The binding and open collaboration along real use cases with communities in science, culture and their infrastructures are crucial for us to transfer new methods and tools into practice.

TIB Open Science Lab

This is the mission of the Open Science Lab at TIB in Hannover, which was founded by Ina Blümel and me in 2013. Contact me if you would like to learn more about how our third-party funded and commissioned projects (funded by the DFG as well as German federal ministries, among others) succeed in transferring „openness“ into practice. We are traditionally strongly involved in education and training by continuously supervising internships and term papers in the Open Science Lab. (Some current topics offered by us and other groups at TIB can be found here.)


About the person, biography, memberships

Lambert Heller – in profile

Lambert Heller (b. 1972) is head of the Open Science Lab at TIB, the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, in Hannover.

Lambert Heller studied sociology, political science and philosophy in Bremen and Hannover, and completed a library traineeship at the FU Berlin (including a postgraduate Masters in Library and Information Science at the HU Berlin). After professional positions in Münster and Berlin, and five years as a subject specialist for economics, he founded in 2013 together with Ina Blümel the Open Science Lab at TIB. He is a regular reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Deutscher Bibliothekartag (Europe’s largest librarian conference), among others, and is active on several editorial boards. He lectures internationally at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut and the professional associations ICSTI and NFAIS, publishes in professional journals, advises the ISCC Foundation, and is a member of the professional library associations BIB and vdb, the trade union ver.di, and the free Internet radio station ByteFM. And he writes daily as @Lambo into the Fediverse.


Media, Interviews, etc

Lambert Heller – in the media (selection)


Lambert Heller im Interview mit dem NDR über den Kulturdaten-Hackathon Coding da Vinci 2020 in Niedersachsen


Bericht bei über digitale Öffnung und Bibliotheken, mit Statements von Lambert Heller (2020)


Lambert Heller in einem Beitrag von Nature Index, 2019 („A love letter to your future self“: What scientists need to know about FAIR data)



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