Writing, writing – nothing more


As if it would be as simple! 😎

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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No April Fool – no more reservation fees from 01-04-2017

For TUHH and tub. own fee schedules enter into force as from 01-04-2017, which replace the previous fee schedule comprising all Hamburg universities.

What will change for you?

1) The fee of 0,80 € in case of reservation of a medium will be omitted! Other matters of fact of fees will persist reclining to the fee schedule of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg.

2) The new fee schedule specifies only matters of fact of fees about costs really inccured. The new fee schedule will be considerably shorter.

At the same time the Rules of the Library are updated at 01.04.2017.

You will find both documents at our website:

Schedule of Fees

Rules of the Library

The next holiday will come – BookCrossing

Please pay special attention to our BookCrossing shelf at the entrance area of the library.

This subject week we would like to help you plan next holiday. Apart from the classic travel guides, we offer a colorful selection on the subject of travel. Maybe an interesting book is present for you? If not, you can search our catalog and enter your destination directly! Here are two helpful sample searches on the subject: travel guide 1 or  travel guide 2

We would be happy to know where the books are going.

We wish you a nice holiday!

 

In the tub. more than STEM

STEM-shelf

In our library there is more than just literature on Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics (STEM). You will find this shelf in the entrance area. It currently offers a selection of books that you would not expect!

Maybe something is interesting for you? All the books can be borrowed immediately. We will take care for interesting refill.

Enjoy browsing!

Reference Mangament News

Citavi Version 5.5

Citavi is now available in version 5.5. In addition to small improvements and bug fixes, there is now also a new function to group the bibliography of a work according to your own aspects: Changes
Citavi 5.5 is already available for institutes via the software distribution service of the TU. In the Windows-Pools it stays until the winter semester with the version 5.4.

Citavi is still available only for Windows. This is to change this year, when the version 6 will add a web component.
And if you leave the TU Hamburg, but would like to use Citavi further: Citavi can be used freely if your project contains less than 101 titles. For larger projects, you can purchase a discounted license.

No EndNote Licences via Rechenzentrum

EndNote licenses for the desktop version can no longer be obtained from the Rechenzentrum.
The Online-Version EndNote Basic is still available to everyone. EndNote, by the way, has changed hands with Web of Science and now belongs to Clarivate Analytics.

Mendeley

Mendeley has overhauled its platform Mendeley.com in January. Unfortunately upgrades for team plans are no longer available. There are no plans right now to subscribe to Mendeley Institutional Edition.

And two more hints:

  1. For all those who use Mendeley and write their papers with MS Word from 2010 onwards: bibliographic data can now also be directly imported from the web library
  2. For all those who use Mendeley as an academic network: Since November Mendeley and ORCID profiles can be synchronized.

Zotero: Waiting for 5.0

The OpenSource Zotero software is about to update to version 5.0. This ends the Zotero era as a Firefox plugin. There will be only Zotero standalone. The changelog of the beta version shows which changes are still planned. It will surely be exciting again, which of the popular plugins will work in 5.0. Zotero Standalone is also available to institutes via the software distribution service of the computer center.

In the End

As always we point to our page on reference management in the end 🙂

 

Fair Research Data

Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts. NYU Health Sciences Library

TUHH is starting plan to set up its own institutional repository for research data. A topic that will accompany us – alongside all technology and workflows – is to make all data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.

FAIR Data Principles

One of the grand challenges of data-intensive science is to facilitate knowledge discovery by assisting humans and machines in their discovery of, access to, integration and analysis of, task-appropriate scientific data and their associated algorithms and workflows. A FAIR Data Publishing Group of FORCE11 has been discussing FAIR – a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable.

To be Findable:

F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and eternally persistent identifier.
F2. data are described with rich metadata.
F3. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource.
F4. metadata specify the data identifier.

To be Accessible:

A1  (meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardized communications protocol.
A1.1 the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable.
A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where necessary.
A2 metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available.

To be Interoperable:

I1. (meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation.
I2. (meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles.
I3. (meta)data include qualified references to other (meta)data.

To be Re-usable:

R1. meta(data) have a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes.
R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license.
R1.2. (meta)data are associated with their provenance.
R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards.


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.

Buchtipps

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.

International book week – BookCrossing

Please pay special attention to our BookCrossing shelf at the entrance area of the library.

This subject week we would like to send books into different languages on travelling. Maybe an interesting book is present for you?

  • english
  • chinese
  • french
  • dutch
  • norwegian
  • spanish
  • russian
  • vietnamese

Donations are still welcome. Thank you very much.