Library Services in Times of #COVID-19

the entrance of the library

Crises are always a challenge. This also applies to tub.! However, we will continue to be there for you. From September onwards in the mornings as well as the afternoons and also with service: loans and desks for TUHH students.

Our current services

Status: December 16, 2020

Contact

For information or enquiries, please contact us digitally as a priority

  • by e-mail to the library (bibliothek@tuhh.de).
  • by telephone on Mondays – Thursdays from 9am – 7pm, Fridays from 9am -6pm at 040 42878 2845
  • On-site non-contact emergency support : Monday to Friday from 9am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm, Fridays until 6pm

In the spirit of general contact avoidance in the current pandemic situation, the library is providing emergency non-contact services on site. As a protection for you and us, we ask for your understanding that our staff is not leaving the service point at the moment.

Workstations

For students of the TUHH there are 92 workstations available in the library during opening hours. You can book them here. A valid library card is required for reservations. Please note that your reservation expires if you do not use it within 30 minutes of the start of the appointment. Each student can make one reservation of up to six hours per day. More information on how to use the reservation system can be found in the blog post of 31.08.2020.

Media

The tub. is open Mon-Fri from 9am – 2pm and from 3pm – 9pm, for self-lending and return of media, taking into account necessary measures during Corona times. When entering the building, library cards must be shown and a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn.

Requests for media from the magazine are possible. Whatever you have ordered by 2pm can be found on the same day from 3pm in the pick-up shelf for lending. There the media will be available for you for 7 days.

Our databases, digital periodicals and online books are still available. If you need assistance in researching the databases, our expert advisors will be happy to help you via video conference.

Members of the TU Hamburg can access licensed e-media by searching our catalogue tub.find via VPN access or Shibboleth. For more information, please refer to Using e-media at home.

“Virtual Walk-In” Service
Similar to the Hamburg State and University Library, users registered with tub. who can normally only use our digital journals and e-books on site at the library can receive digital documents on request:

A large number of publishers now also temporarily offer free digital services.

 

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

  • Within the framework of interlibrary loan via the GBV it is again possible to order copies of articles and, from 1 June, also of books by users of the TUHH library. Deliveries to other libraries within the framework of inter-library loan through tub. will also be possible again.
    Nevertheless, this is still a limited inter-library loan operation, as not all potential supplier libraries offer the complete inter-library loan service (“COVID-19 emergency operation” within the scope of the GBV).
    From 1.6.2020: Copies of articles must be given out to users in printed form

Alternatives to the GBV-Online interlibrary loan service can be found under Looking for journal articles or contact us at bibliothek@tuhh.de with your request.

Open-Access-Research

To assist you in your search for Open Access documents, we have set up this overview with various Open Access search options.

And what else?

  • Registration for the use of the library takes place on site.
  • Borrowed media can currently be renewed up to eight times.
  • Short-term use of scanners is possible again.
  • You can read our supplementary house rules here.

 

This does not work for us at the moment:

  • Group study rooms / PC workstations: cannot be used.

Hamburg Open Science Award 2020

The project “designing the digital cultural change” within the cross-university program Hamburg Open Science is announcing the

Hamburg Open Science Award 2020

The Hamburg Open Science Award will be awarded in 2020 for the first time, with each prize endowed with €5,000. Up to 5 prizes will be awarded. Submit your application by 16th October 2020. The awards will be announced in November 2020.

Openness is a central idea in the digitalization of science, and Open Science is the key to more interdisciplinary and international cooperation, linkages, transparency, credibility, and efficiency in science and scholarship. It also offers a range of potential opportunities for more participation, innovation, and knowledge transfer in the economy and society as a whole. The criteria for an application can be found at

 

The Program Hamburg Open Science supports researchers from Hamburg-based publicly funded universities in making their work open source and has therefore announced the first-ever Hamburg Open Science Award. The prize honors researchers who are particularly active in promoting openness in academia.

tub. receives “Open Library” Award

The Library of the Hamburg University of Technology (tub.) has been committed to openness in science and teaching for many years. For example, the projects Research Data Management, Modern Publishing and Research Information System are and have been initiated within the Hamburg Open Science (HOS) program, and open education has been initiated through the projects Open Academic Work and tub.torials as part of the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). The tub. was also involved in the openTUHH Policy for the promotion of digital cultural change at the university. The policy emerged from the HOOU and HOS projects at the TUHH.

These efforts have now been awarded with the Open Library Badge 2020. The award honors the commitment of libraries to more openness in science and society. We at the tub. support various openness movements (e.g. Open Science, Open Access, Open Education) out of conviction and are very pleased that our efforts have now been recognised with the Open Library Badge.

On the best practice pages of the award you can see which criteria we already meet today.

You can also find more information about our projects in the project overview.

Open Library Badge 2020

More books online

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.

Textbooks

On request of teachers and students, the TUHH library purchased individual relevant textbooks for permanent online access at the TUHH:

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.

#BibAtHome

#OAWeek2019 Tips for Open Science in Hamburg

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!):

Plakat Ringvorlesung Offenheit in der WissenschaftThe 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?

Open Up!

Open Up exhibition LeafletsAs 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.

#OAWeek2019 Open Access Books

Books on opennessThe 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

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).

#OAWeek2019 tub.torials – thoughts, ideas and materials about openness in science, research and teaching

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

#OAWeek2019 at TUHH – Programme

Open Access Week 2019 at Hamburg

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

-> Flyer with programme
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New to the library? 6. ebooks

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!

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