About Thomas Hapke

Fachreferent für Verfahrenstechnik, Biotechnologie, Umweltschutz, Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik.

Writing, writing – nothing more


As if it would be as simple! 8-)

The 4th “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens an der TUHH” (Short Night of Academic Writing at TUHH), taking place in the rooms around Audimax 1 (Building H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 3 pm to 10 pm, offers an opportunity to get stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers as well as to practice writing at once.

In addition to motivational talks as well as workshops the program of the “Short Night” (Flyer) includes the possibility of concentrated and silent active work in a special writing room. Writing consultation is offered as well as consultation on scholarly research methods, on finding subject information and on knowledge organisation through reference management! Consultation is also possible in English language!

About one third of the program items are offered in English language:

  • Introduction to Latex (Alexander C. Wawrzyn). 4:15 pm – 4.45 pm, room H0.01
  • How to tell it to my reader? (Matthias Buntenkötter). 5.45 pm – 6:30 pm, room H0.16
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 6.15 pm – 6:45 pm, room H0.01
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 7.15 pm – 7.45 pm, room H0.01
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm, room H0.16
     

A “Round table for questions by international students (also in english language)” is offered by Bertrand Schütz, 7.00 pm – 7.45 pm, in room H0.08.

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. You have to be logged in when applying for the Night via Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

The “Kleine Nacht” is organized by the TUHH Student Counseling Center in cooperation with the students’ union executive committee AStA, the TUHH library, the Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL), University Sports, and the TU Computing Centre as well as several internal and external contributors.

The TUHH library has been offering a German language weblog since a few years, which accompanies a seminar course “Academic research and writing” (Description in English) as a form of showcase. Some of the lecturers from this course, which is organised by the TUHH library and which is part of the module “Nontechnical Complementary Courses for Bachelors” at TUHH, will offer some of the introductory presentations at the “Kleine Nacht”. Some of the resources from the seminar and the blog are offered in German language as Open Educational Resources.

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E-books from De Gruyter

Books on industrial chemistry from publisher De Gruyter (Screenshot)
In the last years the TUHH library has bought individual e-books from the publisher De Gruyter from time to time. In 2017 the complete e-book program from De Gruyter is available within TUHH intranet. At the end of the year the tub. will decide, also depending on usage, which small selection of titles will be included in its holdings permanently.

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As long-established publisher the schedule of books by De Gruyter includes all subjects. Here you find a selection of titles interesting within TUHH:

Field of mathematics

Overview mathematics

Field of engineering

Overview engineering

Field of industrial chemistry (process engineering)

Overview industrial chemistry (process engineering)

Outlook on 2018

Because the publisher De Gruyter sells above mentioned textbooks quite expensively, it cannot be guaranteed, that all above mentioned titles will be availalable within TUHH permanently.

Building activities starting Tuesday September 13

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Already promised for a long time, the building activities concerning the modernization of power distribution in the reading rooms of the TUHH library start on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Among other things, electrical sockets for your laptops will be installed. In the next weeks, troubles by using the working spaces of the readings rooms will be unavoidable. It will be noisy sometimes.

We ask for your understanding.

Most used online books at TUHH in 2015

The TUHH library (tub.) spent 80 % of its media budget for digital resources last year. Following you find an overview on the most used online books in 2015. Most of its meida budget the tub. paid for scholarly journals.

The following lists illustrate the thematic diversity as well as the diversity of the publishers whose online books are part of the tub. holdings. Particlularly good used has been online books of publishers where tub. already has a large qunatity of digital books and journals.

Online books most used at TUHH in 2015

The Top 3 have been taken by works of the publisher Springer:

 

Further heavily used online books (publisher based):

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Books and tinkering

Bücher Origami
At the Sommerfest of the TUHH on June 15, 2016, the TUHH library will be present. With the motto “Bibliothek Buch Basteln” (library book tinkering) you can try to do little handicrafts around books at the library stand (also for adults!).

In addition to upcycling books with book origami or book folding you can produce new books. A minibook for folding offers hints to
selected library services.

cranes as OrigamiOr you try to fold better examples of cranes with Origami than those on the picture. For mayn people this is quite challenging! You find an instruction as video in German language made in the context of an campaign of Friends of the earth Germany (BUND).

Supplementally books are sent on a journey via Bookcrossing), and first books give notice of the coming flea market of books in the TUHH library, starting at June 15, 2016. They can be taken for a donation.

The idea to present book origami at the library stand at TUHH summer festival came from our apprentice Miriam van Radecke, as well as the exhibits on the photo referring to this. The writer of this lines has been in charge for the lightly crashed cranes. 8-)

Ready, steady, … writing

Little Night of Academic Writing at TUHH 2016

The third “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens” (Little or Short Night of Academic Writing) will take place at TUHH in the rooms around Audimax 1 (Building H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 3 pm to 10 pm. The “Kleine Nacht” include stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers. This year the first time also with a program of introductory presentations in English!

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. You have to be logged in when applying for the Night via Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

Here is the list of the presentations in English:

  • Introduction to Latex (Alexander C. Wawrzyn). 4:30 pm – 5 pm, room H0.02
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 5 pm – 5:30 pm, room H0.02
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 6 pm – 6:30 pm, room H0.02
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 6:50 pm – 7:20 pm, room H0.02
  • Avoidung Plagiarism. Quotation rules for your thesis (Iris Lorscheid). 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm, room H0.02
  • How to tell it to my reader? (Matthias Buntenkötter). 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm, room H0.02
     

Concentrated and silent active work is possible in special writing rooms. The program (flyer) includes motivational talks (this year the first time also in English!) as well as workshops. Writing consultation is offered as well as consultation on scholarly research methods, on finding subject information and on knowledge organisation through reference management! Consultation is also possible in English language!

The “Kleine Nacht” is organized by the TUHH Student Counseling Center in cooperation with the students’ union executive committee AStA, the TUHH library, the Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL), University Sports, and the TU Computing Centre as well as several internal and external contributors.

The TUHH library has been offering a German language weblog since a few years, which accompanies a seminar course “Academic research and writing” (Description in English) as a form of showcase. Some of the lecturers from this course, which is organised by the TUHH library and which is part of the module “Nontechnical Complementary Courses for Bachelors” at TUHH, will offer some of the introductory presentations at the “Kleine Nacht”.

Kleine-Nacht-Englisch-Citavi

Selected journals of ACS now online

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The transition from the printed to the digital version of journals has resulted in an increase of expenses for digital journals in the last years. At the request of its customers the TUHH library has now switched its journal subscriptions at the American Chemical Society (ACS) to the digital version:

The transiiton was not self-financing. The TUHH library now pays more than for the printed versions of the journals.

In addition to the five important new ones, the TUHH library has been offering access to two further ACS eJournals since a few years:

Energy & fuels
Rubber chemistry and technology

Knovel – Expert knowledge for engineers

Searching in database Knovel

Until the end of the year access to the database Knovel is possible within TUHH intranet. Purpose-built for engineers, Knovel includes reference handbooks, e-books of different publishers as well as data collections including materials property data. As a speciality, data analysis tools like interactive tables and graphs allow easily exporting the data and integrating them into you own workflow. E-books, included in Knovel but not available through a license of another publisher, are not searchable wihtin our catalog TUBfind.

More on using the database and on the background of Knovel, which is now part of the media company RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier):

StartING … to write

2. Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens an der TUHH 2015

The second “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens” (Little or Short Night of academic writing) will take place at TUHH in the rooms around Audimax 1 (H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 3 pm to 10 pm. The “Kleine Nacht” include stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers.

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

Concentrated and silent active work is possible in special writing rooms. The program (flyer) includes motivational talks (in German language only!) as well as workshops. Writing consultation is offered as well as consultation on scholarly research methods, on finding subject information and on knowledge organisation through reference management! Consultation is also possible in English language!

The “Kleine Nacht” is organized by the TUHH Student Counseling Center in cooperation with the students’ union executive committee AStA, the TUHH library, the Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL), University Sports, and the TU Computing Centre as well as several internal and external contributors.

Kleine-Nacht-Englisch-Citavi

eBooks from IOP as ePub files

About 20 eBooks of the publisher Institute of Physics from the years 2013 and 2014 are now available within TUHH intranet.
IOP eBooks

IoP eBooks contain introductions in important basics of physics and technology. Here a few examples:

Especially, IOP eBooks are not only offered as pdf file, but also in the open standard for eBooks ePub. So you can read them better on your tablet, eBook reader or – if need be – on your smartphone.