Extended opening hours starting 1st of July 2021

As of Thursday, 1st July 2021, we will once again be open continuously on Mondays – Fridays. In addition, the library can now also be visited on weekends. The new opening hours are as follows:

Opening Hours Service Hours
Monday – Friday 8am-9pm 9am-5pm
Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 10am-8pm

A row of workstations next to open windows.The cleaning hour Mon-Fri from 2pm-3pm is no longer necessary. Instead, there is a station in each of our two reading rooms with cleaning agent and a roll of paper for cleaning the tables independently.

It is still necessary to reserve workstations in the library. This option is currently only available to TUHH members. A medical mask must still be worn at the workstations.

Update: Since 19.7.2021, four PC-workstations have been available for external users (members of other universities, city readers). More information in our Covid FAQs.

Digitaltag on 18.06.2021: „Together you write less alone! – Open digital tools at the TU Hamburg“

Buchcover

Insights into our book production.

The University Library of TUHH (tub.) will participate in the „Digitaltag“ next Friday (18.06.2021). In „Together you write less alone! – Open digital tools at TU Hamburg“ in the time from 15:00 to 16:00, all interested parties will have the opportunity to get an insight into book production with free software that has been used in projects such as „Modern Publishing“ (Hamburg Open Science) and „tub.torials“ (Hamburg Open Online University).

The event will take place online and will be offered via the open source video conferencing application BigBlueButton (BBB). Access data will be provided after registration.

Registration is possible via the following form:

https://intranet.tuhh.de/anmeldung/zusammen 

Detailed event description

„You always wanted to write a book together with others and don’t know how? Do you want to use or get to know free software for writing? The event „Together you write less alone! – Open digital tools at the TU Hamburg” offers you insights into the creation of „More than 77 tips for scientific work” and the open applications used. After a short lecture, we can try out together with you which possibilities open digital tools offer. Prior knowledge is always good, but not required.“

Information about the event can also be found on the Digitaltag event page.

For further information and questions, please contact Florian Hagen.

More about the Digitaltag

The intiative „Digital für alle“ is sponsoring the second edition of the Digitaltag. This event aims to make digitization accessible to interested parties through various activities and formats. All associations, companies and public institutions are welcome to contribute their own ideas to provide space for exchange and discussion on various aspects of digitization. All activities will be presented on www.digitaltag.eu via an interactive action map.

You can also find out more about Digitaltag under the hashtag #Digitaltag.

Digitaltag

Access to Nature journals : reading and publishing

Projekt DEAL

Bundesweite Lizenzierung von Angeboten großer Wissenschaftsverlage

Good news: Access to journals in the Nature portfolio has been extended for the TUHH and, from 1 January 2021, TUHH authors will have the opportunity to publish their articles in Nature and a further 32 original Nature research journals in open access. In the context of the DEAL contracts, a new consortium agreement for access and publication has been concluded. For this purpose, a fixed share of the payments from Germany is used to offset the OA costs, which amount to €9,500 + VAT per article. As soon as this amount is used up, the institutions themselves have to provide the funding. It is therefore worthwhile to successfully complete the review process early in the year with the publication! €9,500 is a very high and not uncontroversial price! As long as reputation in science is assessed via publication, prices will continue to rise and be paid. Perhaps you are interested in the actual discussion paper by the »Scientific practice« working group of the Priority Initiative »Digital Information« by the Alliance of Science Organisations with the title “Expanding academic publishing practices alongside the digital turn”.

We entered into the agreement because we receive reading access to the 2021 volume of the 55 titles of the Nature Portfolio, including the 21 Nature Review titles, at very little additional cost. The contract period is 2021-2024, can be cancelled annually. Previously, we only had access to the journal Nature and 3 other subscriptions.

You are welcome to contact us openaccess@tuhh.de

The new library chat

Starting Tuesday, 25.05.21, the library offers a new chat service!

We can help with all kinds of problems: Have you forgotten your password or need help with research? And how does the booking system work? Just write to us directly in the chat.

From Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm, our staff is available to help you with any questions you may have.A green speech bubble in font of blue background.

You can recognise an active chat by the ‘speech bubble’ symbol on the right-hand side of our website. Outside the chat hours you will be forwarded to our mails.

We look forward to your messages!

 

Featured Image: CC0 Pixarbay, Deans_Icons

Workplaces and extended Library Opening from May 19

Update from 25.5.: Due to the amended Containment Ordinance of 22.5.2021, proof of negative Covid-tests is no longer required for reserved desks.

From Wednesday 19.5.2021, the University Library will again offer workplaces for TUHH-members in accordance with the current containment ordinance. The desks can be booked via our reservation system as before the closure. The library beneath a blue sky

The opening hours have also been be extended. From 19.05.2021, the library will again be open from 8am to 2pm and from 3pm to 9pm. Between 2pm and 3pm every day we will close our doors for one hour so that all surfaces can be cleaned in accordance with hygiene regulations. During this time, all patrons must clear their desks and leave the library.

Part of the new hygiene concept is that a medical mask must be worn at all times. This means that masks must also be worn at the desks during the entire stay. You can find more information about this in our ‘Supplementary House Rules‘.

Unfortunately, there are currently no PCs available in the reading rooms for research or the use of e-media.
External users registered with tub. (Citizen Patrons) can normally only use our digital journals and e-books on site at the library. Since that is not possible at the moment you can receive digital documents on request (virtual walk-in service):

Corona Warn App in the tub.

From now on, our users can use the Corona Warn App to check in to the library.

This Code is just an example.

This function is available after the latest update of the app. In addition to the already familiar library card scanner, you will find a QR code in the entrance area that you can scan with the Corona Warn app.

Once you have scanned the code, you will see an entry in your contact diary with your location and the times you were in the library. This entry will remain visible in your app for 14 days and will then be deleted along with your data.

Checking in via the app is not a prerequisite for library use, but an additional offer from us.

You can find more info on the app’s blog.

From April 1, the Library opens for Circulation from 2 to 8 pm

Update 31.03.2021
Due to nighttime curfew restrictions for Hamburg set today, the library will be open from 2-8 pm instead of 3-9 pm starting April 1.

Since March 2020, we have had to regularly adjust our opening hours and our on-site offerings. In doing so, we are following the regulations issued in Hamburg to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This will protect you and us. The details are specified in the so-called Eindämmungsverordnung. For example, at this time we cannot offer jobs because libraries are only allowed to be open for “lending”. This will be in effect at least until April 18. Therefore, as of April 1, we are reducing our opening hours and will not open until 2 pm instead of 9 am as before.

Opening hours from April 1, 2021:

Opening Hours Lending & Return Servicepoint Information by Phone
Monday – Thursday 2 pm – 8 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 2 pm – 8 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday
Sunday / Public Holiday

The library will be closed for Easter from Good Friday (April 2) to Easter Monday (April 5).

Please observe the following rules when you visit:

    • Scan your library card at the entrance.
    • Wearing a medical mask is mandatory.
    • Keep a distance of 1.5 meters.

For your questions and concerns we are still available from 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 040 42878-2845 or send an e-mail to bibliothek@tuhh.de.

See you soon and stay healthy!

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What you should know when publishing your dissertation on TORE

At the beginning of 2003, dissertations from the TU Hamburg were published online for the first time on TUBdok the document server of the TUHH at that time. The first dissertations were:

  1. Sell, Bernhard: Interface characterization of metal-gate MOS-structures and the application to DRAM-capacitors. 2002
  2. Jungfer, Martin: Gegenstromtrennung von schwerflüchtigen Naturstoffen mit überkritischen komprimierten Gasen unter Verwendung von Schleppmitteln. 2000
  3. Wiehler, Kay: Tribologie und Fluidverhalten in der Dichtzone von Radialwellendichtringen unter Berücksichtigung makromolekularer Bestandteile der Schmierfluide. 2002

Meanwhile, the open access repository TUHH Open Research (TORE) provides a uniform, centralized and public access to digital, scientific documents generated at TUHH. These can thus be perceived, read and cited online worldwide!

New service page: Hints for publishing your dissertation

By now, 717 dissertations have been published on TORE and many questions have been asked about them. To better support you in publishing in the future, we have collected our answers and compiled a new page from them: “Hints for publishing your dissertation TORE”.

Hints for publishing your dissertation

We look forward to receiving your dissertation on TORE! For advice, we are of course still personally available: Questions about TORE.

One more note about publishing through a publisher:

Even if you publish your dissertation with a publisher, parallel publication on TORE is possible if your publishing contract allows it.

This will certainly have little negative impact on the prospect of a possible royalty from VG Wort. It is paid out less and less frequently. Although the Merkblatt für Urheber im wissenschaftlichen Bereich (Fassung Dezember 2019) of the VG Wort states, “The prerequisite for a royalty is that the reported publications stand in an appropriate volume in scientific and specialist libraries,” it can be assumed that libraries nowadays hardly buy printed dissertations for their holdings.

We, as a TU library, buy dissertations only when there is a justified proposal from users. We accept donated dissertations in individual and exceptional cases only if they clearly fit into our narrower collection spectrum.

New online books 2021 in the TUHH network

Digital semesters due to the Corona crisis also lead to expanded offers of online books or e-books in the TUHH network at the TU Hamburg. As early as May 2020, we had responded to this together with other Hamburg libraries.

With the year 2021, online books from additional publishers have now been added to the library holdings acecssible at TUHH.

New eBooks for 2021

Continueing to be available at TUHH are online books from the following publishers:.

 


At least for 2021, these textbooks remain accessible online:

 

Not renewed was access to all Wiley ebooks. Within the last few years’ contracts, we had bought the most used Online- Books purchased from Wiley firmly for access at TUHH. Purchase requests for e-books of individual Wiley titles not available at TUHH are always possible.

COVID-19 Regulations starting January 22 2021

Due to the current pandemic course and the tightened Covid19 rules, the library will no longer be able to offer reservable workstations in the reading rooms from Monday, 25.01.2021 until further notice. Any reservations for Friday 22.01.21, will remain valid, all others will unfortunately expire.
Blocked off workstations in the upper reading room

From Monday onwards, only short-term use of the University Library for lending purposes will be possible. Wearing a medical mask is mandatory during your visit.

Starting on Mondey the library will open at 9 am instead of 8 am. The service desks will still be unmanned. However, you can reach us by phone during our service hours of 9am-5pm and you can email us at any time.

Update 26-01-2021: Circulation and returns are open continuously from 9am-9pm.

Opening Hours Lending & Return Servicepoint Information by Phone
Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-9pm 9am-5pm
Saturday
Sunday / Public Holiday

You can find out about other current COVID-19 regulations on the COVID-19 FAQs.