Windows Pool Maintenance 22-03-18

CIP-Pool in the library Tomorrow, Thursday, 22.03.18, the offers at the Windows pool computers in the library will not be available all day due to maintenance work! This concerns the Windows pool workstations in the upper reading room, as well as the workstations in the group workroom (room 1005) on the upper floor. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Maintenance work power supply reading room

Dear students,

In the next week, routine maintenance work will have to be carried out on our power supply. This can lead to power cut-offs every now and then. This happens on the following days:

Monday, 19 march, reading room 1 of the library, between 7 a. m. and 3 p. m.

Wednesday, 21.3. reading room 2, also between 7 and 15 o’ clock

However, you may still use the reading rooms!

Sometimes the elevator will also be out of order, this will be indicated by a sign!
Service restrictions are to be expected! Thank you for your understanding!

Your tub.

Top 10 BookCrossing

In the last six years we have given freedom to many books.

Here are the top 10:

Top Authors Top Booktitles
1. Henning Mankell 47x 1. Das Parfum 9x
2. John Grisham 45x 2. Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch 8x
3. Charlotte Link 44x 3. Das Echo der Schuld 8x
4. Ken Follett 34x 4. Die Päpstin 7x
5. Minette Walters 30x 5. Der Verehrer 7x
6. Donna Leon 24x 6. Mittsommermord 7x
7. Sophie Kinsella 22x 7. Traumfänger 6x
8. Joy Fielding 18x 8. Duden – Die deutsche Rechtsreibung 6x
9. Martha Grimes 18x 9. Der Campus 6x
10. Umberto Eco 16x 10. Die Pfeiler der Macht 5x

(All information without guarantee)

Thank you very much for your book donations!

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.

Architecture in Hamburg

Architecture in Hamburg

Did you know that the lighthouse on Neuwerk is Hamburg’s oldest building?

Modern construction methods and classic styles are the hallmarks of Hamburg’s architecture. Why don’t you take a look at the buildings?

At the moment, you can find some titles on this topic on our shelf in the entrance area. Not enough? In our catalog you will find much more literature on the subject.

A good intention: At last, starting to write

TUHH Short night of academic writing 2018

A good opportunity to realize your own intentions. 😎 Wrting for your academic thesis actually starts when planning, reading and experimenting.

The 5th “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 11, 2018 from 3 pm to 10 pm, offers an opportunity to get stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods 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:

  • Short introduction to LaTeX (Alexander C. Wawrzyn) and time for questions and practice LaTeX. 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, room NIT E07
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 4:30 pm – 5 pm, room H0.01
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm, room H0.01
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 7 pm – 7:45 pm, room H0.16
  • How to tell it to my reader? (Matthias Buntenkötter). 8 pm – 8:45 pm, room H0.16

A “Round table for questions by international students (also in english language)” is offered by Bertrand Schütz, 7:15 pm – 8 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, 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.

Header Blog Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten

Coffee Talks at the tub.

photo of a cup of coffee with topics from the Coffeee Talks

Picture made by using a photo of Dave Michuda (on Unsplash)

Coming to the library at noontime for a coffee! In March you are invited to attend our “Coffee Talks”. After a shot impulse as topical input, there is space for shared discussion and a coffee.

The topics include aspects of using information, like publishing, researching or visualising as well as issues of the (new) German intellectual property law and IT security.


5 dates in March, each 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm in room 0.004, in the large group room behind the information desk:

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Done! And now publishing your thesis! Challenges between print and online
    (Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    The new UrhWissG (german intelelctual property law): worth knowing for research
    (Impulse and moderation: Nazime Assly)
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Transparent research – citation analysis with the database Web of Science
    (Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Visualisation in academic work
    (Impulse and moderation: Detlev Bieler)
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    IT security in daily routine: confidential data, mobile working, collaboration
    (Impulse and moderation: Heiko Weier)

Use the opportunities for exchange, to ask questions, to learn from one another and to discuss. Add your own questions and suggestions (also for further topics for additional talks)!

We are happy to meet you!

New learning niches






Dear students,

as you may have already noticed, the four new single workstation niches have arrived and have been set up in reading room 2.
Two are located in the southeast corner and two behind the elevator on the west side of the reading room.
It is the niches for which you voted by a majority in our survey last autumn. Thank you again for your participation!