Due to the digital semester at Hamburg’s universities, Hamburg’s libraries are also reacting to the situation. For this reason, a large number of online books from publishers are available at TUHH that were previously only available in printed form. The possibilities of access vary greatly in some cases, and not all of the offers are permanently available.
On request of teachers and students, the TUHH library purchased individual relevant textbooks for permanent online access at the TUHH:
- Industrial Microbiology / Wilson, David B. u.a. (Hrsg.) Weinheim: Wiley-VCH 2020. (Primarily suitable for online reading, access to PDFs via mit Shibboleth login, only a limited number of files can be downloaded within 24 hours)
- Nonlinear dynamics and chaos : with applications to physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering / Strogatz, Steven. 2. ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group 2018. (Complete download possible)
- Fundamentals of Human Resource Management / Gary Dessler. 5.ed. München: Pearson 2020
- Human Resource Management / Gary Dessler. 16. ed. München: Pearson 2020
- Organizational theory, design and change / Gareth R. Jones. 7. ed. München: Pearson 2013
- Human Resource Management / Robert Wayne Mondy, Joseph J. Martocchio. München: Pearson 2016
- Elektrotechnik / Manfred Albach. München: Pearson 2011.
The following applies to all the above-mentioned titles published by Pearson: Primarily suitable for online reading, only print or download of individual pages possible.
Additional books from all subjects
Financed by funds from the State and University Library, which has received funding from the Hamburg Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung (BWFG) for the supply of literature for the whole of Hamburg, access to the e-books of a number of publishers is now possible. Not all of these works are yet included in the tub.find catalogue. Much will be permanently available here. Some of them can also be counted among the offers only temporarily available at the TUHH due to the Corona crisis.
- Until July 31 2020 more than 150 textbooks from all subjects of the publisher Pearson are available. (Primarily suitable for online reading, only print or download of individual pages possible.)
- From publisher Campus 4 packages form the social and economical sciences have been bought (chapterwise download as PDF is possible, titles online in German language):
- Campus Sozialwissenschaften 2019
- Campus Sozialwissenschaften 2020
- Campus Business 2019
- Campus Business 2020
- Textbooks from all subjects of the publisher UTB until the end of the year (chapterwise download as PDF is possible, titles online in German language)
Particularly noteworthy among the products offered by this publisher are many works on the subject of ds “Academic research methods and writing” (look at the image above) :
- Theuerkauf, Judith: Schreiben Im Ingenieurstudium. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2012.
- Hirsch-Weber, Andreas, Stefan Scherer, Beate Bornschein, and Evelin Kessel: Wissenschaftliches Schreiben Und Abschlussarbeit in Natur- Und Ingenieurwissenschaften. Stuttgart: UTB, 2016.
- From the publisher Kohlhammer the following packages has been bought (chapterwise download as PDF is possible, titles online in German language, each package includes books from the previous year, i.e. a 2020 package contains titles from 2019):
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?
- Important platforms and research tools are OAPEN and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). Works listed here are also listed in the tub.find catalogue.
- Many classical publishers – such as Springer or transcript – also have a large number of books published in Open Access. The variety of business models is constantly growing, as is the case with the publication of journals (essays). Here, too, Open Access costs money.
- The Open Textbook Library also contains some textbooks on the engineering sciences.
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).
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
As every year in October, the International Open Access Week, this time from October 21st until October 27th 2019, will provide a worldwide forum and platform for events and activities for open access to scientific information.
The Hamburg University of Technology TU Hamburg participates as always. From October 21st to October 25th, a varied programme awaits you at the TUHH. This time the focus lies on the handling of data. Impulse lectures and an open workshop will cover this topic. The opening will take place through a poster walk in the rotunda of the University Library.
Our progamme at TUHH
In addition to the print editions, numerous titles are also or only available electronically. This is indicated by the button ” Volltext@TUHH “. The link on this button leads to the download offer of the appropriate publisher. The content can be downloaded as a PDF as a whole book ( partly as EPUB for ebook readers ) or article wise, depending on the specifications of the publisher. For licensing reasons this is only possible from the intranet of TUHH. On computers with internet – login registered readers save their ebooks either on a USB stick or any cloud or even send it via email. Therefore there are no loan periods. As a student at the TUHH you can download the ebooks on your own PC – however, a VPN connection has to be maintained.
Most publishers offer an access via “Shibboleth” (without VPN) too. Klick here for further information of TUHH intranet and use of e-media!
Our catalog tub.find will help you to find the information you need for your studies. It shows over 450.000 media, their location and availability in the tub. – and all this at a glance!
What does that mean?
In the hit list you will already see what can be borrowed, requested or reserved (free of charge).
What do you find?
- Books, journals (printed and electronic)
- eBooks ( also textbooks)
Too many or not enough hits?
Just ask us!
In cooperation with the TUHH computer centre, we offer WLAN advice in the library at the beginning of the semester. Niklas Krüger (student, User Service Center) will be available at the library’s service point the times listed below. He will be glad to answer your questions regarding WLAN, eduroam, VPN and provide practical support.
|Tuesday, 02-10-2019||2:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Monday, 07-10-2019||2:30 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Thursday, 10-10-2019||2:30 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Friday, 18-10-2019||2:30 pm – 4:00 pm|