Architecture in Hamburg

Architecture in Hamburg

Did you know that the lighthouse on Neuwerk is Hamburg’s oldest building?

Modern construction methods and classic styles are the hallmarks of Hamburg’s architecture. Why don’t you take a look at the buildings?

At the moment, you can find some titles on this topic on our shelf in the entrance area. Not enough? In our catalog you will find much more literature on the subject.

History of movies in the tub.

Books to borrow

Books to borrow

On December 18, UFA celebrates its 100th anniversary. It was founded in Berlin and from 1922 onwards films were also produced in Potsdam Babelsberg. The UFA experienced its heyday in the 1920s to 1940s. During this time she played a major role in German film history. Well-known productions are e. g. Dr. Mabuse, Der blaue Engel or Die Feuerzangenbowle. Today, UFA is the market leader in German television and produces entertainment for the masses.

On this occasion, we present you media on the subject of film on our shelf in the entrance area of the library.
Browse our list of literature on this topic.

The next holiday will come – BookCrossing

Please pay special attention to our BookCrossing shelf at the entrance area of the library.

This subject week we would like to help you plan next holiday. Apart from the classic travel guides, we offer a colorful selection on the subject of travel. Maybe an interesting book is present for you? If not, you can search our catalog and enter your destination directly! Here are two helpful sample searches on the subject: travel guide 1 or  travel guide 2

We would be happy to know where the books are going.

We wish you a nice holiday!


Books and tinkering

Bücher Origami
At the Sommerfest of the TUHH on June 15, 2016, the TUHH library will be present. With the motto “Bibliothek Buch Basteln” (library book tinkering) you can try to do little handicrafts around books at the library stand (also for adults!).

In addition to upcycling books with book origami or book folding you can produce new books. A minibook for folding offers hints to
selected library services.

cranes as OrigamiOr you try to fold better examples of cranes with Origami than those on the picture. For mayn people this is quite challenging! You find an instruction as video in German language made in the context of an campaign of Friends of the earth Germany (BUND).

Supplementally books are sent on a journey via Bookcrossing), and first books give notice of the coming flea market of books in the TUHH library, starting at June 15, 2016. They can be taken for a donation.

The idea to present book origami at the library stand at TUHH summer festival came from our apprentice Miriam van Radecke, as well as the exhibits on the photo referring to this. The writer of this lines has been in charge for the lightly crashed cranes. 8-)

Thinking about sustainability

Cover Sustainability Science
Reflection about sustainability is important in a society, whose present and whose future depends on science and technology and which is urged to develop sustainably. This also implies reflection about science – about its characteristics, its theories, its methods, its purposes, its visibility and its benefits. Giving alternatives a chance within research and technology appears to be necessary for a transformation to a sustainable society.

Cover Environmental LiteracyEnv-literacy-cover
The following three online books available within TUHH intranet support the reflection about sustainability from a scholarly view. They perhaps enable the conditions for a “transformative literacy” in the sense of Uwe Schneidewind. Exemplarily listed titles of chapters in these books illustrate the statements above:

  • Sustainability science / Bert de Vries. 2012.
    • Sustainability: Concerns, Definitions, Indicators. pp. 117-145
    • Quality of Life: On Values, Knowledge and Worldviews. pp. 146-178
    • On Knowledge and Models. pp. 215-243
  • Environmental literacy in science and society : from knowledge to decisions / Roland W. Scholz. 2011.
    • What knowledge about what environment? pp. 3-14
    • From environmental literacy to transdisciplinarity. pp. 15-28
    • Basic epistemological assumptions. pp. 29-42
  • Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften

  • Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften / Harald Heinrichs und Gerd Michelsen (Eds.). 2014. In German.
    Chapters in the section “Ethics, philosophy of science and methodology”:
    • Ethics for sustainability, pp. 63-85
    • Transdisciplinary research, pp. 87-113
    • Methods and methodology in the sciences for sustainability, pp. 115-144

More publications concerning sustainability you find in the TUHH holdings! Also more on ethics, philsophy and hsitory of science plus philosophy of technology!

TUHH library hybrid

STEP-CoverPerspectives of the near future are the topics of the Structure and development plan of the Hamburg University of Technology for the years 2013 to 2018 (written in German language), which has been published in spring this year.

The TUHH library is mentioned as one of the “modern service units” of the TUHH. Freely adapting the motto “Despite the rapid digital development the printed book and the quality of learning spaces must not be forgotten!” you find here as translation from the German the sentences in the plan concerning the library:

“Because of the rapid development of IT infrastructure and continually changing expectations of users – e.g. due to mobile end devices – the TUHH library have been urged to meet new challenges over and over again. Within the scope of change management ongoing advancement of IT competences is necessary for library staff.
In line with demand over the years more and better working and learning spaces for students has been arranged. At the same time students ask for spaces of group work as well as single places for working alone.
The distribution of expenses for the acquisition of books and journals as well as of access to information sources like databases is predominated by digital media with about 65% in the year 2012. Demand and costs will increase onwards. For active learning students favor printed issues of textbooks and studies literature frequently as well, so that the „hybrid“ library has to serve its users with both forms.
In the future, e-learning, teaching, research and learning at TUHH will be supported by the library in areas of ‘digital information culture’. Part of this are issues of electronic publishing and intellectual property rights as well as authenticity of digital information – including the increased visualization of research results through Open Access – for example via the institutional repository of the TUHH TUBdok. Tightly focused activities with topics like information literacy, research methods, academic writing and reference management are also enclosed.”
(p. 32 of pdf version)