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VO Sharing is daring: Open Science approaches to Digital Humanities

Mon, 29.06., 16:45 - 18:15: EXAM[Bearbeiten]

Exam for this course in the times of Corona[Bearbeiten]

As you are probably expecting, we will not be able to have a regular sitting exam at the end of this course in order to establish your grade. Therefore, you will be offered the possibility to participate in a "Take Home Exam". This will be a digital written essay-style exam in open book format, i.e. you will submit essay-style answers to exam questions for which you will be allowed to use external resources. The exam question(s) will be made available to you on various digital channels (on this Wikiversity page, via e-mail, on Moodle). Your exam will have to be submitted via Moodle. The exam question(s) will be published a week ahead of the original exam date (i.e. on Mon, June 22, 2020), the deadline for submitting your exam will be the original exam date (Mon, June 29, 2020, 6.15 p.m. CET). If you would like to start preparing for the exam ahead of time, you are strongly encouraged to read the lesson scripts and complete the included tasks, both of which are provided in this Wikiversity course, regularly.

Test exam[Bearbeiten]

ATTENTION: Answers to the test exam questions will not be counted for your grade!

In order to prepare for the exam, you are invited to take a test exam in Moodle, where you will also complete the final exam. ATTENTION: You can only access the examination Moodle if you are registered for the exam. Registration is open until 21 June 2020.

Modalities of the test exam[Bearbeiten]

  • You can complete the test exam until 22 June 2020, 4 p.m. CET.
  • You can take as much time as you like for answering the questions.
  • You have to answer two questions in the test exam. You will have to answer three questions in the actual exam. All questions must be answered.
  • All questions must be answered in English.
  • You can achieve a maximum of 25 points per question.
  • To answer the questions, you may consult all resources we worked with in the course of the semester, as long as you properly reference them.

General information for students[Bearbeiten]

  • Time limit - Caution: The end of the test is a "hard deadline", i.e. if the test closes at 4 p.m. CET and you begin the test at 3.30 p.m., you only have 30 minutes to complete the test.
  • Free text answers - do not answer the questions directly in the text field, but in a local editor on your computer; subsequently, copy the answers into the text fields. Alternatively, you can upload your answers as files. If you would like to prepare your answers before starting the test exam, you can do so: The test exam questions are available below.
  • Technical problems - please e-mail vanessa.hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at in case of technical difficulties.

Test exam question 1[Bearbeiten]

ATTENTION: Answers to the test exam questions will not be counted for your grade!

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of standards (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • What are standards?
  • In your opinion, why do historians use standards? Or why don't they?
  • Can you find out what standards historians use for archiving?
  • Do you know a tool that can help you find an appropriate standard for a given task?
  • What are the benefits and disadvantages of the tool you named?

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources.

You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc).

Test exam question 2[Bearbeiten]

ATTENTION: Answers to the test exam questions will not be counted for your grade!

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of licenses (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • What are licenses and why are they important in the context of Open Science?
  • What is the difference between a public license and an open license?
  • In your opinion, is there a licensing system that is better than all the others? Why, why not?
  • Name two websites that can support students and researchers in choosing appropriate licenses for their material.
  • What can be licensed, what can't? Why?

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources.

You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc).

Digital written exam (first exam)[Bearbeiten]

The exam will open after our last session on Monday, 22 June 2020, at 6:15 p.m. CET. Once you are logged into moodle, please go to "Begin the exam (group management)" and register. Subsequently, you will be able to access the exam.

ATTENTION! - It is highly recommended to work on your answers to the exam questions before beginning the moodle exam! The exam questions are provided in this e-mail and on the Wikiversity exam page. Ideally, you should answer the questions in a text editor of your choice, subsequently enter the examination moodle and upload your answers in a separate file (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc).

Modalities of the digital written exam[Bearbeiten]

  • You can complete the exam in the period between 22 June 2020, 6.15 p.m. CET and 29 June 2020, 6.15 p.m. CET.
  • You can take as much time as you like for answering the questions.
  • You have to answer three questions. All questions must be answered.
  • All questions must be answered in English.
  • You can achieve a maximum of 25 points per question.
  • To answer the questions, you may consult all resources we worked with in the course of the semester, as long as you properly reference them.

General information for students[Bearbeiten]

  • Time limit - Caution: The end of the test is a "hard deadline", i.e. the test closes on Mon, 29 June 2020, at precisely 6.15 p.m. CET.
  • Free text answers - do not answer the questions directly in the text field, but in a local editor on your computer; subsequently, copy the answers into the text fields. Alternatively, you can upload your answers as files. If you would like to prepare your answers before starting the exam, you can do so: The exam questions will be made available on this page.
  • Technical problems - please e-mail vanessa.hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at in case of technical difficulties.

Clef[Bearbeiten]

Sehr Gut (1): 65,5 - 75 points

Gut (2): 56 - 65 points

Befriedigend (3): 47,5 - 56 points

Genügend (4): 38 - 47 points

Nicht Genügend (5 - failure to pass): 37,5 - 0 points

Study-law related information for students[Bearbeiten]

  • You must be correctly registered for this exam and meet the requirements for this examination attempt.
  • You were informed about the mode of assessment prior to the exam. You consented to the mode of assessment when duly registering for the exam.
  • This examination attempt counts towards the maximum number of attempts for this exam.
  • Through participating in this exam, you declare that you write this exam independently without the assistance of third parties and without making use of unauthorised aids. Your exam may be checked for plagiarism. The examiner may also subsequently request you to answer questions about the exam topics orally within the stipulated assessment period of four weeks. This can also be done at random.
  • If you use unauthorised aids and/or if you do not write the exam independently, the exam will not be assessed. This will be recorded in your transcript of records with an X.
  • If you interrupt your exam without stating a legitimate reason or if you do not upload it to Moodle within the specified time period, you fail the exam (grade: “insufficient”).
  • If you experience any technical issues, please e-mail to Vanessa.Hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at immediately.

Studienrechtliche Hinweise für Studierende[Bearbeiten]

  • Sie müssen korrekt zur Prüfung angemeldet sein und die Voraussetzungen für diesen Antritt erfüllen.
  • Sie dürfen keine unerlaubten Hilfsmittel verwenden (Lehrveranstaltungsleiter*innen geben vor Beginn der Prüfung bekannt, welche Hilfsmittel verwendet werden dürfen):
  • Sie erklären eidesstattlich mit der Teilnahme an dieser Prüfung, dass Sie diese Prüfung selbständig, ohne Hilfe Dritter und ohne unerlaubte Hilfsmittel ablegen.
  • Ihre Antworten können zur Kontrolle, ob sie die Prüfung selbständig geschrieben haben, einer Plagiatsprüfung unterzogen werden.
  • Innerhalb der Beurteilungsfrist von vier Wochen kann die*der Prüfer*in auch mündliche Nachfragen zum Stoffgebiet der Prüfung vornehmen. Dies kann auch stichprobenartig ohne Verdachtslage erfolgen.
  • Werden unerlaubte Hilfsmittel verwendet und die Prüfung insbesondere nicht selbständig geschrieben, wird die Prüfung nicht beurteilt und mit einem X im Sammelzeugnis dokumentiert.
  • Achtung: Wird die Prüfung ohne Angabe eines wichtigen Grundes abgebrochen oder innerhalb des vorgegebenen Zeitraumes nicht auf Moodle hochgeladen, wird die Prüfung mit „nicht genügend“ beurteilt. Bei technischen Problemen wenden Sie sich sofort an die Lehrveranstaltungsleitung oder die Prüfungsaufsicht.

Exam supervision[Bearbeiten]

During the examination period, you can reach the exam supervisor via e-mail: Vanessa.Hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at I will react to all messages within 24 hours during the examination period.

Exam questions for the first exam (Take home open book exam, 22 June 2020, 18:15 CET - 29 June 2020, 18:15 CET)[Bearbeiten]

Exam question 1[Bearbeiten]

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of Open Access (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • What is Open Access and what are some arguments for and against it?
  • Which type of OA would you personally be willing to try out? Why?
  • Name two places you could turn to for support in transforming your research into OA. Describe how they could support you.
  • In your opinion, who is more hesitant to push researchers towards OA, funders or research institutions? Why?
  • What role does OA play in the larger context of Open Science?

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources. You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field in moodle or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc). You only have to submit your answer in one of these two ways, but you may use both. If you use both, your answer in the text file and in the attached file must be identical.


Exam question 2[Bearbeiten]

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of infrastructures for research data (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • How would you define "research infrastructures" in general, and what are the specifics of ERICs?
  • What ERICs do you know? What do they do?
  • Which European project provides the largest Open repository for research data? What do you know about this repository's history?
  • Which aspect of research research infrastructures do you find most important? Why?
  • In which step of the research workflow would you most likely use OKM? How would you use it?

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources. You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field in moodle or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc). You only have to submit your answer in one of these two ways, but you may use both. If you use both, your answer in the text file and in the attached file must be identical.


Exam question 3[Bearbeiten]

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of Openness and the FAIR principles (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • How can you define "Openness"?
  • What are the FAIR principles and which of them is the least important? Why?
  • What is the difference between "Openness" and "FAIRness", especially with regard to data?
  • In your opinion, is it more important for data to be Open or FAIR? Why?
  • Think of an example (this can be hypothetical) of Open data that isn't FAIR and an example of FAIR data that isn't Open.

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources. You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field in moodle or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc). You only have to submit your answer in one of these two ways, but you may use both. If you use both, your answer in the text file and in the attached file must be identical.


Mon, 28.09., 16:45 - 18:15: SECOND EXAM[Bearbeiten]

Digital written exam (second exam)[Bearbeiten]

To complete the course 070265 VO Sharing is daring: Open Science approaches to Digital Humanities (2020S), you will participate in a "Take Home Exam". This will be a digital written essay-style exam in open book format, i.e. you will submit essay-style answers to exam questions for which you will be allowed to use external resources. The exam questions will be made available to you on various digital channels (on this Wikiversity page, via e-mail, in Moodle). Your exam will have to be submitted via Moodle. The exam questions for the second exam will be published on the original exam date (i.e. on Mon, Sept 28, 2020), the deadline for submitting your exam will be one week later (Mon, Oct 5, 2020, 6.15 p.m. CET). If you would like to start preparing for the exam ahead of time, you are strongly encouraged to read the lesson scripts and complete the included tasks, both of which are provided in the Wikiversity course, regularly.

Modalities of the digital written exam[Bearbeiten]

  • You can complete the exam in the period between 28 September 2020, 4.45 p.m. CET and 05 October 2020, 6.15 p.m. CET.
  • You can take as much time as you like for answering the questions.
  • You have to answer three questions. All questions must be answered.
  • All questions must be answered in English.
  • You can achieve a maximum of 25 points per question.
  • To answer the questions, you may consult all resources we worked with in the course of the semester, as long as you properly reference them.

General information for students[Bearbeiten]

  • Time limit - Caution: The end of the test is a "hard deadline", i.e. the test closes on Mon, 05 October 2020, at precisely 6.15 p.m. CET.
  • Free text answers - do not answer the questions directly in the text field, but in a local editor on your computer; subsequently, copy the answers into the text fields. Alternatively, you can upload your answers as files. If you would like to prepare your answers before starting the exam, you can do so: The exam questions will be made available on this page.
  • Technical problems - please e-mail vanessa.hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at in case of technical difficulties.

Clef[Bearbeiten]

Sehr Gut (1): 65,5 - 75 points

Gut (2): 56 - 65 points

Befriedigend (3): 47,5 - 56 points

Genügend (4): 38 - 47 points

Nicht Genügend (5 - failure to pass): 37,5 - 0 points

Study-law related information for students[Bearbeiten]

  • You must be correctly registered for this exam and meet the requirements for this examination attempt.
  • You were informed about the mode of assessment prior to the exam. You consented to the mode of assessment when duly registering for the exam.
  • This examination attempt counts towards the maximum number of attempts for this exam.
  • Through participating in this exam, you declare that you write this exam independently without the assistance of third parties and without making use of unauthorised aids. Your exam may be checked for plagiarism. The examiner may also subsequently request you to answer questions about the exam topics orally within the stipulated assessment period of four weeks. This can also be done at random.
  • If you use unauthorised aids and/or if you do not write the exam independently, the exam will not be assessed. This will be recorded in your transcript of records with an X.
  • If you interrupt your exam without stating a legitimate reason or if you do not upload it to Moodle within the specified time period, you fail the exam (grade: “insufficient”).
  • If you experience any technical issues, please e-mail to Vanessa.Hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at immediately.

Studienrechtliche Hinweise für Studierende[Bearbeiten]

  • Sie müssen korrekt zur Prüfung angemeldet sein und die Voraussetzungen für diesen Antritt erfüllen.
  • Sie dürfen keine unerlaubten Hilfsmittel verwenden (Lehrveranstaltungsleiter*innen geben vor Beginn der Prüfung bekannt, welche Hilfsmittel verwendet werden dürfen):
  • Sie erklären eidesstattlich mit der Teilnahme an dieser Prüfung, dass Sie diese Prüfung selbständig, ohne Hilfe Dritter und ohne unerlaubte Hilfsmittel ablegen.
  • Ihre Antworten können zur Kontrolle, ob sie die Prüfung selbständig geschrieben haben, einer Plagiatsprüfung unterzogen werden.
  • Innerhalb der Beurteilungsfrist von vier Wochen kann die*der Prüfer*in auch mündliche Nachfragen zum Stoffgebiet der Prüfung vornehmen. Dies kann auch stichprobenartig ohne Verdachtslage erfolgen.
  • Werden unerlaubte Hilfsmittel verwendet und die Prüfung insbesondere nicht selbständig geschrieben, wird die Prüfung nicht beurteilt und mit einem X im Sammelzeugnis dokumentiert.
  • Achtung: Wird die Prüfung ohne Angabe eines wichtigen Grundes abgebrochen oder innerhalb des vorgegebenen Zeitraumes nicht auf Moodle hochgeladen, wird die Prüfung mit „nicht genügend“ beurteilt. Bei technischen Problemen wenden Sie sich sofort an die Lehrveranstaltungsleitung oder die Prüfungsaufsicht.

Exam supervision[Bearbeiten]

During the examination period, you can reach the exam supervisor via e-mail: Vanessa.Hannesschlaeger@oeaw.ac.at

I will react to all messages within 24 hours during the examination period.

Exam questions for the second exam (Take home open book exam, 28 Sept 2020, 16:45 CET - 05 Oct 2020, 18:15 CET)[Bearbeiten]

Exam question 1[Bearbeiten]

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of copyright and Urheber*innenrecht (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • What is the difference between “Urheber*innenrecht” and “copyright”?
  • What are the most common issues related to copyright or Urheber*innenrecht in the context of humanities research?
  • From the perspective of Urheber*innenrecht, what is the difference between the legal status of a database and a piece of software to process that database?
  • What is an “orphan work”?
  • Imagine you find a work that you consider to be an orphan work and want to use it in your research, e.g. by including it in your data collection. What do you have to do in order to be able to legally do this?

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources.

You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc).

Exam question 2[Bearbeiten]

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of persistent identifiers (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • What is a PID and what are the entities most commonly provided with PIDs in the context of Open Science?
  • Do you have a PID? What is the benefit of having a PID as a researcher, compared to having a name?
  • What does DOI mean and what would you need a DOI for?
  • Name at least one alternative to DOI.
  • Name at least three stakeholder groups who might have an interest in the widespread use of PIDs and explain their motivations.

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources.

You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc).

Exam question 3[Bearbeiten]

Please write a mini-essay on the topic of the elements of Open Science (max. 500 words excluding bibliography). In your essay, include answers to the following questions:

  • How are the different areas of Open Science defined in Austria? By whom?
  • Name at least two Open Science definitions and explain the differences between them.
  • What is Open Peer Review? What are the benefits and downsides of Open Peer Review compared to traditional reviewing systems?
  • What approaches can be subsumed under the term “Open Methodology”? Which of them do you find most implementable in your own research practice? Why?
  • Define a prototypical research workflow. Name at least one Open Science tool that could be used to complete each task in the workflow.

Please provide a bibliography of all sources you consulted for writing your mini-essay at the end of your text. Use a citation style of your choice, but please provide full citations. Do not forget that not only books and papers, but also websites are to be considered as sources.

You may submit your answer directly in the provided text field or as attachment (accepted formats: .odt .pdf .docx .doc).


Original plan for the exam (pre-Corona)[Bearbeiten]

Assessment and permitted materials[Bearbeiten]

Assessment will be by written examination at the end of the course covering the content of the lectures and the tested tools.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria[Bearbeiten]

Minimum passing grade for the exam is 51%. Key readings for the lecture topics and Open Science tools to be tested by the students will be provided each week in the Wikiversity course, on which the examination will be based.

Examination topics[Bearbeiten]

Content of the lectures and the tested Open Science tools.

Exam preparation[Bearbeiten]

Reading list[Bearbeiten]

The reading list and tools to be tested will be provided in this Wikiversity course. Mandatory reading and exercises will be listed here in the course of the running semester.