DOIs for Publications on tub.dok

Often asked for; now it’s time: From now on, the DOI for your document will be displayed on tub.dok before you upload a publication.

This allows you to add the DOI to your PDF for better identification of printouts or saved copies of the file or to insert a quotation recommendation.

Persistent Identifiers in tub.dok

By the way, tub.dok supports different persistent identifier schemes: DOI (Digital Object Identifier), Handle and URN (Uniform Resource Name). Persistent identifiers are used to ensure that a publication can be referenced unambiguously and permanently. Of these, the DOI is the best known and therefore the most important one for you.

The named persistent identifiers are initially marked, but have not yet been registered. Therefore, they cannot yet be resolved. They will be registered after completion of your publication, if the publication is activated by us. We will let you know by e-mail. Please be patient until then. :-)

tub.dok is Open Source

The extension of the software DSpace-CRIS, which we use as the basis of our open access repository, was realized by The Library Code and is available to the entire DSpace community via a branch on github for subsequent use.

Shibboleth login on tub.dok

Login tub.dokOur Open Access Repository tub.dok is now integrated into the Shibboleth infrastructure of the TUHH. This means that you can use the advantages of a Single Sign On to publish on tub.dok and are not required to login seperately (once you have logged in on the login page of the TUHH computer center).

The former login with your TUHH account is not necessary any more as Shibboleth is utilizing the same login data. Authors, who do not have a TUHH account, but want to publish on tub.dok are still free to create a local tub.dok account to publish with this account.

TUBdok Relaunch

TUBdok the open access repository of TUHH started in 2002. With TUBdok, members of TUHH can easily publish scientific content free and unhindered to anybody in the world. You can use TUBdok for publishing your Ph.D. as well as for publishing your post- or pre-prints of article in paywalled journals (“green road”).

In the last few years TUBdok has undergone a couple of small changes, but it stayed more or less the same. That is to change today: it is the date of the TUBdok relaunch. A new layout makes TUBdok easily identifiable as service of TUHH Library. But of course there is a lot more to discover besides layout:

  • We have added more persistent identifiers:
    All publications will receive DOIs and Handles next to URN.
  • Choose the most suitable creative commons licence:
    Let yourself be guided through the selection process or even go for CC0.
  • You need to observe an embargo?
    Indicate when your work may be published, then let TUBdok do the rest.
  • Subscribe to new publications:
    Stay up-to-date with new publications via RSS or email.

There are about 1,200 publications on TUBdok already. And of course all of them will stay accessible via URN and their old URL. Additionally they are assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOI). DOIs are the most commonly used identifiers in online publication business.

We would be very happy, if you gave our new TUBdok a try:

For feedback, please comment on this article or send an email to Moreover our Subject Librarians will be happy to discuss specific questions regarding your future publication.

TUBfind for everyone

Already since two and a half years we are providing our Discovery System
TUBfind as an alternative for our traditional library catalog. With TUBfind you can find more than in the traditional catalog: our website and the weblog are provided as well as single journal articles (from the database OLC – OnlineContents) and
nationwide licenced content can be found comfortably in one single result list.

In contrast to our conventional catalog, with TUBfind facetting options are coming, to narrow down the result. Exports into literature management tools of your choice of course are also available.

With the relaunch of our homepage, which will come soon, our search option will be switched to TUBfind by default. When you will be searching using the query slot on our homepage, you will get to TUBfind automatically. Queries in our website content or in our blog are also handled with TUBfind. From TUBfind you can switch to our conventional catalog interface at any time, if you wish to. The library account supporting prolonging actions and so on, will be kept in the “old” interface only.

Further information and news about TUBfind and Vufind (the underlying software) are in our TUBfind-Blog. You are welcome to tell us what you think about it by commenting this post or the ones in TUBfind-Blog. We are appreciating your feedback!

1,000 Documents on TUBdok

We made the four digits! Since two weeks there are exactly 1,000 publications in our TUBdok repository. Number 1,000 has been published von 2 May and is titled  “Numerische Analyse des Nachstroms und Propellereffektivität am manövrierenden Schiff” by Hendrik Vorhölter. In case you do not know TUBdok: in our institutional repository, all member of TUHH can publish their scientific documents as Open Access. Right now there are for example 88 Dissertationen of TUHH, the digital edition of TUHH-Spektrum and the Schriftenreihe Schiffbau.