Due to maintenance work the Online Interlibrary Loan will not be possible between Saturday (18-07-2015) 6:00 pm and Sunday (19-07-2015) 10:00 am.
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):
Because of maintenance works and a switch of our library server it will not be possible to use the library user accounts in our catalog (no orders from the closed stacks, no loan period extensions) on Sunday, July 5th during 4:30pm to Monday, July 6th 12:00am.
The self check services are also not available, for returning books please use the box near the gate.
We apologize for any inconveniences!
Citavi has released version 5 with many new features in April. Campus licence for TUHH is valid for Citavi 5 as well as for Citavi 4.
One thing has not changed though: Citavi has remained a proprietary programm which requires MS Windows. But if you are a Windows user you might enjoy the new features to read, annotate, and analyze full texts in PDF format:
- Highlight important text passages in Citavi.
- Link quotations and tasks to a specific place in the text, so you can quickly find a passage again when you begin writing your paper — from the Word Add-In as well.
- It works the other way as well — directly display comments or tasks by clicking the place in the text they refer to.
- Save tables and images from a PDF as image quotations.
- Quickly add keywords to a reference by using the keywords in the PDF file.
- Import highlights created with another PDF program (for example, on a tablet) so that you can work away from your laptop or desktop computer.
- Export annotations into the PDF file, to make the information available to others or in order to work with the document on another device.
TUHH, TuTech and partners are participating in the European research project “LifelongJoints” (LLJ) in the area of nano-materials aiming to improve the lifespan and performance of implants used for joint replacement. Research at TUHH ist done by Professor Michael M. Morlock at Institute of Biomechanics.
Correct management of research data (RDM) is important if LLJ is to achieve a smooth transition of the research work into potential products. LLJ is therefore implementing a Data Management Plan according to curation principles and H202 guidance. This work is being led by Dr. Graham Blyth at the University of Leeds. RDM and Open Data Management is something that UK universities have had to take on board somewhat ahead of their Continental European counterparts because it is a requirement of many UK funding bodies. Already in 2005 the UK Digital Curation Centre (DCC) was established, which has become a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across the UK’s higher education research community.
In 2012/2013 the University of Leeds conducted the JISC funded “Leeds Research Data Management Pilot (RoaDMaP)”. Among other things this resulted into:
- Research Data Management Policy for University of Leeds,
- RDM case studies for different disciplines,
- Evaluation of DMPonline by DCC,
- Training programme for researchers and support stuff,
- New institutional research data repository in April 2015,
- Connecting all stakeholder in RDM including library, IT, research, legal, finance and ethics departments.
In cooperation with TuTech Leeds provided a learning opportunity for members of Hamburg University of Technology’s library staff to profit from University of Leeds experience. 21-22 April Beate Rajski and Martin Bilz who are responsible for digital services at TUHH visited Graham and his colleague Rachel Proudfoot at Leeds to share experiences. They were joined by Dr Angus Whyte of DCC. The meeting provided an opportunity to share lessons learned by LeedsRoaDMaP and discuss how these could be applied to TUHH RDM: LLJ supports transfer of knowledge on Open Data Management
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.
About 20 eBooks of the publisher Institute of Physics from the years 2013 and 2014 are now available within TUHH intranet.
IoP eBooks contain introductions in important basics of physics and technology. Here a few examples:
- Advanced solid state theory / Thomas Pruschke.
- Physics of the atmosphere / Rodrigo Caballero.
- The tao of microelectronics / Yumin Zhang.
- Quantum chemistry : a concise introduction … / Ajid J. Thakkar.
- Principles and applications of fourier optics / Robert K. Tyson.
- Defining and measuring nature : the make of all things / Jeffrey H. Williams.
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.
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: https://tubdok.tub.tuhh.de.