University of Konstanz

Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM)

Academic Library · Germany

Open Science Team

Andreas Kirchner, Open Access Officer
Phone: +49 7531 88-2918

Program Overview

The Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) operates the Konstanz Online Publication System (KOPS). As a document server, it offers members of the University of Konstanz the ability to post documents on the internet open access and functions as a university bibliography listing all publications of the University from 2008 on. KIM also offers Open Journal Systems (OJS) hosting for researchers of the University of Konstanz to run their own open access journals.
  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English, German

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 5

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Monographs
  • Posters


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; Individual faculty; Graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Network
  • In-house


Other Policies:
Open science policy

Adopted Policies:
Berlin Declaration: