Books to borrow
Our actionshelf behind the pickup shelf of the magazine requirements is again stocked, this time on the subject “Animals”.
You can view the books and borrow them straight away.
In the next few weeks our yellow bookcrossing shelf will also be filled with books on this topic. Journal entries are always welcome.
We look forward to positive feedback and hope you enjoy browsing and borrowing.
Our selection is also available in LibraryThing.
The TU Hamburg University Library will be closed this year from Saturday, 21-12-2019 until Wednesday, 01-01-2020.
The work rooms in the TUHH main building A, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 1, are open during this time and are available for learning and working.
From Thursday, 02-01-2020, the library will be open from 8:00am to 9:00pm as usual.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
On Wednesday, 04-12-2019, there will be a software update as well as maintenance at our cashpoint. Work may continue until Thursday, 05-12-2019.
During the work it is unfortunately not possible to pay at our cash machine! After the maintenance it will be tested whether it is possible to offer contactless payment via girocard.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact our ServicePoint staff.
Thank you for your understanding!
Sale on Tuesday, 26-11-19, from 9:am.
Once again, many TUHH hands have tackled Milli Antolagic to help her bake cookies, make truffles and cook jams. On Tuesday, Milli and her team will be in the library at 9:am selling their sweet gifts. As in previous years, the proceeds will go to the children’s hospice Sternenbrücke.
Until now everything was sold out until the early afternoon. Early arrival ensures successful shopping!
In the entrance area of the library it will probably be a bit louder than usual on Tuesday. We ask for your understanding.
There they are again :.. the children’s researchers of the school-accompanying project Kinderforscher at the TUHH! Since 2006, this project has become a permanent factor at the TUHH.
Within this program, up to 25 pupils from the 3rd and 4th grade from 4 different schools will discover our library under the motto:
“Where is the knowledge of the researchers stored?”.
These dates are planned:
||4:00pm – 5:30pm
||4:00pm – 5:30pm
||2:15pm – 3:45pm
||4:00pm – 5:30pm
It goes without saying that during the guided tour in the reading room on the ground floor, things cannot always go quietly – that is why we ask for your understanding! Thank you!
In the winter semester 2019/20 the project “Hamburg Open Science” (HOS) will host the lecture series “Openness in Science” at the University of Hamburg (mondays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., University main building, lecture hall C).
Lectures (in German!):
The lectures cover the entire spectrum of Open Science and Open Education:
- Is openness a basic value or ideology?
- Why and how is Open Access published?
- What do Open Educational Resources (OER) mean for digitisation in education
- How can research data be managed in practice?
- What significance do copyright and data protection have for Open Science and Open Education?
- Why is data literacy becoming increasingly important?
- How do citizens create knowledge with Citizen Science?
As part of its 100th anniversary the ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for the Economy) is showing that Open Science can also be exhibited. You can visit the exhibition “Open Up! How digitisation is changing science” in Hamburg until shortly before Christmas.
The exhibition consists of the thematic displays “Digital connectivity”, “New types of publication” and “Finding Literature”. It tries to make the black box “Science”, i.e. the question “How does science actually work”, more transparent to the general public. In the end this is the core of Open Science, as Guido Scherp – Head of the Open Science Transfer Department at the ZBW – also writes in the short booklet accompanying the exhibition:
Basically, Open Science is about improving the trustworthiness and the quality of research in a digitally linked age. The most important instrument for this is openness, resp. transparency.
The accompanying booklet, which is available in German and in English, provides a brief and concise overview of Open Science.
The focus and beginning of the Open Access movement has always been more on journals and journal articles. In the meantime, however, there are not only books on the subject of openness. More and more books are published Open Access.
How to find Open Access books?
A few examples of Open Access books on openness
- Science and the politics of openness : Here be monsters / Hartley, Sarah; Raman, Sujatha; Smith, Alexander; Nerlich, Brigitte (eds.) 2018. Manchester University Press.
- Open : The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science / Biswas-Diener, Robert; Jhangiani, Rajiv (eds.) 2017. Ubiquity Press.
- Open Education : International Perspectives in Higher Education / Bliss, TJ; Blessinger, Patrick (eds.) 2016. Open Book Publishers
- Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory / Weller, Martin. 2014. Ubiquity Press.
- Example of a book on Open Access that is unfortunately not available: Open Divide : Critical Studies on Open Access / Ulrich Herb; Joachim Schöpfel (eds.) 2018. Litwin Books, LLC. After all, there is a collection of the article preprints of this volume here.
Write open books yourself
You can learn to write books openly in a tutorial that reflects experiences with collaborative writing of books and journal articles with the GitLab Wiki as part of the project Modern Publishing at Hamburg Open Science (HOS).
Publish research data after project completion? Nowadays, the question is not so much whether but rather where. Because data also feels most comfortable in the right company. A domain-specific repository with similar data and a subject-specific system that corresponds to the standards of its own specialist community and guarantees permanent, standard-compliant storage, provision and processing: This is the optimum for your own research data.
However, this ideal subject repository does not exist for every research data set. There may also be important reasons against storing them outside your own institution.
Since 2019, the library has therefore provided an institutional repository for the publication of research data from the TU Hamburg:
Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Methodology, Open Science, Open Source, Open Peer Review – movements dedicated to the openness, transparency and accessibility of information. These values are associated with the prospect of participation, diversity and equality. If possible, knowledge should be available and usable free of charge for all. But what exactly does openness mean? Continue reading
The Open Access Week from 21 to 27 October 2019 at the TUHH will be opened on 21 October at 12:30 h by Prof. Dr. Kuchta (Vice President Teaching) and Prof. Dr. Timm-Giel (Vice President Research). We cordially invite you to visit us in the library (Building J, Rotunde tub.). Continue reading