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.
„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.“
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
eBooks from the UK’s IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) with topics from all engineering disciplines (2015 – 2021)
In Knowledge Unlatched’s funding model, libraries jointly fund books from publishers to make them open access. If not enough libraries come together to support the project, only some of the titles will be made openly accessible. However, the participating institutions will in any case receive free and permanent access even to the titles that are not later openly accessible.
We are pleased to inform you that the VDE Standards Library is now available for the TU Hamburg campus network.
At https://normenbibliothek.de you will find the VDE Standards, which were previously only accessible in the library as a single-user version. Unfortunately, printing – or saving – is not possible here.
Prof. Andreas Timm-Giel, Acting President of TUHH, opens this year’s Open Access Week with a video statement in which he argues that science should be open and FAIR.
Hamburg Open Science started with the aim that research results and data from research institutions in Hamburg, which were created with funds from government research funding, should be freely accessible and easy to find. Open access to scientific knowledge and materials is fundamental in a networked world and shapes the science policy debate. National and international donors such as the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation demand free access to research results and the long-term preservation of research data. With the Hamburg Open Science program, the Hamburg Senate enables universities to participate in current science policy developments and to actively shape the cultural change in science towards more transparency and openness. Continue reading →
The International Open Access Week takes place in the second half of October every year – also at the TU Hamburg – this time from 19 to 25 October 2020. During this time, institutions around the world promote open access to scientific information with events and campaigns.
At TU Hamburg you can expect a diverse, this time purely digital program. Digital tub.talks and a workshop are dedicated to the financing of Open Access as well as to the activities at the TUHH within the Hamburg Open Science project (2018 – 2020). Continue reading →