In Need for a Working Space?

Starting today, we present four new working spaces with temporary furniture available. There are two large work spaces for small groups and two small, in which two people can work on a library computer. This should serve in the future for learning language.

The new working spaces can be found in the upper reading room behind the CIP-Pool.

Large room:

Large room

Small room:

Small room

 

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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Secure digital research data for the future

The TUHH as an university of technology has the mission to develop technology for people. The university TUHH offers research and education at a high academic level. For the future development and competitiveness in the international context, the TUHH must participate in the discussion on Open Access for research results and research data. Open Access can result in a higher quality of scientific results, better visibility and greater discussion within the scientific community and a better international cooperation. Funding sources as DFG and EU already require open access availability of research results. Hamburg has just launched a prestudy for Hamburg Open Archive, the platform for Open Access in Hamburg.

TUHH adopted the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) recommendations to ensure “Good Scientific Practice” and also the DFG “Guidelines for handling research data“. In this context, we would like to collect requirements and needs for research data management at TUHH.  Research data in this survey is defined as raw data (measured data, source code, simulation results, image data, etc.) on which research results and publications are based.

The TUHH survey about Research Data on behalf of the Präsidium of TUHH is based on the already carried out surveys of the Humboldt University (2013) and the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2015). Participation is voluntary and anonymously possible in German and English. The Scientific Staff and the DV-Beauftragte have been invited by mail to participate in the survey. In case we missed anyone interested at TUHH, please send a short mail to the library. Thank you so much!

The survey is online until 8/15/2016.

For questions, please contact the library or the President’s Research Department.

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.

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 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. 😎

Fit in Physics?

Grundgleichung der Wärmelehre
You are new in Germany and consider studying at TUHH? We compiled some Information to help you with your decision.

Before you enroll you may want to refresh your knowledge or catch up on some topics in physics. Abi Physik or Leifi-Physik both provide learning material about physics on German A-level standards (both in German language).

Further free learning platforms are Khan Academy (German or English) and Coursera (English).

Please note that the programs at TUHH are taught in German as the main language of instruction. Here you can find information about German as a foreign language.

An overview of the degree courses is provided here. Furthermore events for prospective students are offered.

 

ORCID – One iD for every Researcher

ORCID, this name pops up more and more frequently. Many researchers at TUHH already have an ORCID iD, though not everybody probably knew what ORCID was good for when some service in research urged them to sign up. Therefore we now offer you a page with information on ORCID iDs. Also the following video does a good job in explaining  how ORCID helps you to connect yourself unambiguously with your research activities and publications.

One more issue: Even though there is a small profile page connected to your ORCID iD, ORCID is not yet another profile or a replacement for a community like e.g. ResearchGate. ORCID prefers to work in the background, quietly providing you with a persistent identifier to connect your research.