COVID-19 Regulations starting January 22 2021

Due to the current pandemic course and the tightened Covid19 rules, the library will no longer be able to offer reservable workstations in the reading rooms from Monday, 25.01.2021 until further notice. Any reservations for Friday 22.01.21, will remain valid, all others will unfortunately expire.
Blocked off workstations in the upper reading room

From Monday onwards, only short-term use of the University Library for lending purposes will be possible. Wearing a medical mask is mandatory during your visit.

Starting on Mondey the library will open at 9 am instead of 8 am. The service desks will still be unmanned. However, you can reach us by phone during our service hours of 9am-5pm and you can email us at any time.

Opening Hours Lending & Return Servicepoint Information by Phone
Monday – Thursday 9am-2pm, 3pm-9pm 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-2pm, 3pm-9pm 9am-5pm
Saturday
Sunday / Public Holiday

You can find out about other current COVID-19 regulations on the COVID-19 FAQs.

Online books from IWA via Open Access

The TUHH Library participates in funding open access books from the International Water Association (IWA).

IWA Publishing’s e-books cover topics from all areas of water treatment and wastewater purification.

These are accessible through the Open Research Library of the open access service provider Knowledge Unlatched.

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.

VDE Standards

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.

Welcome to the Winter Semester!

Der Eingang zur Bibliothek.Welcome to all first-time students of the TUHH! We are looking forward to welcoming you in the winter semester 20/21. In the following text we’ll summarize some of the most important information about using the tub. for first-time students.

Registration

Please register online from home and then pick up your card at the library. If possible, please come alone to the library. Pickup is only possible during our service hours.

You will need the following for registration:

  • Identification documents (e.g. identity card, registration certificate)
  • University proof (proof of enrolment or student ID)

Visiting the library

Visiting the library during our opening hours is only permitted with a valid library card and with a face mask. Of course you can also come to the library to pick up your library card after registering online.

Due to current hygiene measures, without a table reservation a stay in the library is only possible for a maximum of 15-20 minutes.

Use of workstations

The use of our workstations is organised via a reservation system.

As a trial, we are offering a special arrangement for new students from November onwards. Desks in our reading room 1 (ground floor) will be exclusively at your disposal during our morning and afternoon opening hours. To reserve one of these places, you will need a library card.

You can check in for your reservation from 15 minutes before and up to 30 minutes after your appointment. After that the appointment will be automatically deleted.

Contact

If you have any questions or need special information regarding possible services, we will be happy to assist you.

  • By e-mail: bibliothek@tuhh.de.
  • By telephone on Mondays – Thursdays from 9am- 7pm, Fridays from 9am- 6pm under 040 42878 2845
  • On-site support in contactless form: Monday to Friday from 9am-2pm and 3-7pm, Fridays until 6pm

Further information

  • Up-to-date information about changed opening hours or services during Covid-19 can always be found in our article “Opening the library under #COVID-19“.
  • Further news and behind-the-scenes insights are also available on our social media channels on Twitter (@tubhh) and Instagram (@tub.hh).

 


More information:

#OAWeek 2020 Publish Open Access at Springer and Wiley – The DEAL project

Einladung DEAL – ein Blick hinter die Kulissen tub.talk digital


Update: Slides for tub.talk DEAL – ein Blick hinter die Kulissen 23.10.2020


The DEAL contracts enables TUHH members to publish in the journals of the publishers SpringerNature and Wiley in Open Access and to access the journal offerings of both publishers for reading.

  1. Who stands for DEAL? And what does the the contract allow?
  2. What are your benefits as an author?
  3. What conditions are attached to a publication?
  4. When do you incur additional costs?
  5. How to apply for funding for a publication to be published under DEAL?
  6. Why Open Access and not ‘Opt-out’ = closed access?
  7. What about the financing of articles from other publishers?

Who stands for DEAL? And what does the contract allow?

In recent years, the DEAL project, the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) on behalf of the Alliance of German Science Organisations, has negotiated transformation contracts with two large, commercial science publishers that further promote free access to research results. Contracts were concluded with the Wiley publishing house in 2019 and the SpringerNature publishing house at the beginning of 2020. The TUHH, as a participating institution of DEAL, has also joined them.

The contracts include a modified pricing model that provides for publication-based billing. As a result, the costs for subscription journals will no longer be covered as before, but the “Publish-and-Read” fee (PAR) will settle the publisher’s expenses based on a mixed calculation under DEAL. In addition to the “Publish” component for Open Access publications, the “Read” component of the contracts gives all participating institutions permanent full-text access to the publishers’ e-journal portfolio.

What are your benefits as an author?

Authors retain the exploitation rights to their publications and do not transfer them to the publisher. In addition, they reach a larger readership, because their publications are immediately and freely accessible worldwide to any scientist without embargo. Since the financing of the contract is handled centrally by the tub., authors do not have to worry about the financing after a successful peer review process in hybrid journals and completed submission procedure. The current situation is different for Gold Open Access journals. Here, the TUHH is seeking a financial contribution from authors through project funds.

What conditions are attached to a publication?

  • Most of the journals of the two publishers are part of the DEAL contract. However, there are exceptions: the Nature titles, for example, are not part of the contract! More detailed information can be found in the Springer journal list as well as the Gold OA journal list and the hybrid journals of Wiley.
  • The publication must fall under the Wiley article types or Springer article types.
  • Furthermore, the Corresponding Author must be a member of the TUHH and must prove this according to the new affiliation guidelines of the TUHH.
  • The preferred license type for publication is CC-BY. Individual journals from the publishers are currently only available under the limited licenses CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-ND.

When do you incur additional costs?

  • Additional costs arise when the publisher can charge for additional services, such as color illustrations or excess length. These are billed directly to the author.
  • The financing agreed in the contract does not include articles in pure OA journals (Gold OA). Instead, authors of TUHH receive a 20% discount on the APCs. Billing is carried out centrally at the end of the year via the library, which then uses an internal settlement if necessary. Financing by the TUHH Publishing Fund in the library can be applied for if the conditions for funding are met.

How to apply for funding for a publication to be published under DEAL?

The Corresponding Author submits the publication to the hybrid journal alternatively to the selected OA journal of the publishers SpringerNature or Wiley and identifies him/herself there as a member of an authorized institution. By specifying the correct TUHH affiliation, the article is assigned to us to confirm that the costs can be settled centrally via the library at the end of the year. In order to get an overview of the costs under the DEAL contracts, an additional tu-internal application for funding should be submitted via our website.

Why Open Access and not ‘Opt-out’ = Closed Access?

It is possible not to publish the publication in Open Access (opt-out). The article then appears in Closed Access. This gives the publisher exclusive rights and the article is only accessible to subscribers of the journal. This option does not lead to a cost reduction for the TUHH! Therefore we recommend the publication in Open Access. A subsequent “OA-switching” without additional costs is possible with Wiley. Springer unfortunately does not offer this option.

What about the financing of articles from other publishers?

In addition to financing through the DEAL contracts, the tub. continues to provide a publication fund. Articles in pure OA magazines (Gold OA) can be financed from this publication fund. At IEEE, tub. has also pre-financed a contingent of 10 OA articles. This contingent can be used until the end of 2021. In the case of IOP, an article can also be published in OA until the end of 2020, which has already been co-financed under a licensing agreement.

Further information on the DEAL project at the TUHH as well as information on publishing under Wiley and Springer can be found on our website DEAL at the TUHH. In addition, the DEAL project provides a general overview and up-to-date information on the DEAL contracts. If you have any questions please contact the team openaccess@tuhh.de.


More about the Open Access Week 2020:

#OAWeek2020: Final spurt for Hamburg Open Science

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

New to the library? 1. Library Card

The front of the library card says 'Stay TUned'.The back of the library card shows the bardcode and the card-number.If you want to use the University Library, either to borrow media or as a workspace, you need a library card. You can then use the books on campus or at home.

This card is free of charge for students of the TUHH. However, you must first apply for it on our website before you can come to the library in person to pick it up. The registration is best done from home. You can find the online registration form here.

You can pick up your library card after registering at the ServicePoint in the university library on Mon-Thu 9am-2pm and 3-7 pm, Fridays until 6 pm. Please bring the following with you:

  • identity card or passport including confirmation of registration
  • Student ID (or certificate of enrolment or confirmation of enrolment or HVV semester ticket)

A valid e-mail address is very important for a smooth service – for example for the reminder e-mails at the end of the loan period!

With your library card you can log on to our website and view your account. There you will get an overview of your current loans and reservations. You can also extend the loan periods up to eight times if you still need the books.

Currently, the library card also serves to register your stay in the library. Students at the TUHH can reserve a desk for certain times. Without a reservation, a visit to the library is limited to 20 minutes


More information:

#OAWeek2020 at TUHH – Program

#OAWeek2020 Banner

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

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.