Writing – if it would be as simple

Be clear, relevant and original, argue well and provide evidence, be correct and accurate in content.1 A patent remedy for academic writing in one sentence? If it would be as simple!

Kleine Nacht Flyer 2019
The 6th “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens an der TUHH” (Short Night of Academic Writing at TUHH), taking place in the rooms around Audimax 1 (Building H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 3 pm to 10 pm, offers an opportunity to get stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods as well as to practice writing at once.

In addition to motivational talks as well as workshops the program of the “Short Night” (Flyer) includes the possibility of concentrated and silent active work in a special writing room. Writing consultation is offered as well as consultation on scholarly research methods, on finding subject information and on knowledge organisation through reference management! Consultation is also possible in English language!

About one third of the program items are offered in English language:

  • Short introduction to LaTeX (Alexander C. Wawrzyn) and time for questions and practice LaTeX. 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, room NIT E07
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm, room H0.16
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm, room H0.16
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 8:45 pm – 9:15 pm, room H0.16
     

A “Round table for questions by international students (also in english language)” is offered by Bertrand Schütz, 7:15 pm – 8 pm, in room H0.08.

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. You have to be logged in when applying for the Night via Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

The “Kleine Nacht” is organized by the TUHH Student Counseling Center in cooperation with the students’ union executive committee AStA, the TUHH library, University Sports, and the TU Computing Centre as well as several internal and external contributors.

The TUHH library has been offering a German language weblog since a few years, which accompanies a seminar course “Academic research and writing” (Description in English) as a form of showcase. Some of the lecturers from this course, which is organised by the TUHH library and which is part of the module “Nontechnical Complementary Courses for Bachelors” at TUHH, will offer some of the introductory presentations at the “Kleine Nacht”. Some of the resources from the seminar and the blog are offered in German language as Open Educational Resources.

Picture: Florian Hagen, tub. – CC BY

 

1 The content of this sentence is partly taken from Pfister, Jonas: Werkzeuge des Philosophierens. Stuttgart: Reclam 2013 (p. 235ff) and respectively from the ten commandments in the guide to academic writing (2013) by Ludger Jansen. The latter are listed in the article “Writing to think and learn” (in German Langauge!) of the blog mentioned above.

Behind the scenes ..

… libraries record the metadata of their holdings in shared databases which have been built up and used in so-called library unions.

BSZ-GBV "range"

Data of this common databases run into local library systems and catalogs like tub.find at TUHH. These local databases are also used in the local database of loaned books as well as in the acquisition and ordering system of the particular library. Ordering via interlibrary loan is possible directly in the library union databases.

During March 2019 the “cataloguing databases” of two large library unions, the GBV Common Library Network and the SWB Library Network, will be merged to a common database including more than 180 million records. This database has the working title K10plus (~ “Katalog für zehn Bundesländer und mehr” = “catalog of 10 federal states and more”).

This fusion behind the scenes also has temporarily an impact on local library services here at TUHH.

From the midst of March until the productive start in the end of March, restrictions of services may occur. This is especially true for:

  • Ordering of interlibrary loans via the GBV databases will not be pssoible starting March 22, 6 pmpresumably not be possible from March 15 to March 25, ordering of interlibrary loans possible again from March 26. [Corrected March 7, 2019]
  • During this time acquisition proposals will not be executed as promptly as normal.
     

We hope for you understanding.

Other services, like loaning and information, also the function of our catalog tub.find, are hopefully not affected.

tub.dok becomes TUHH Open Research

TUHH Open Research

Since 2002 tub.dok has been the Open Access Repository at TU Hamburg. Here you can find freely available publications of members of TUHH in full text. The spectrum includes journal articles, conference contributions, reports and, of course, dissertations and postdoctoral theses written at TUHH.

Now additional tasks are waiting for tub.dok and therefore it will be renamed as of today in TUHH Open Research. Continue reading

Licence for Citavi renewed until March 2022

The licence for using the reference management software Citavi has been renewed by the TUHH until March 31, 2022. In the moment you get within the software Citavi a hint on renewing your licence.

Please update your licence status by registering at Citavi with your TUHH Login (“Meine Hochschule”). Here you use the Shibboleth service. Then please confirm, that you are still a member of the TUHH.

Citavi Login

Hopefully it will not happen, but when: In kind of problems with your Shibboleth acount, please contact the ServiceDesk of the TUHH computer center, which also kindly supports the library by taking over the funding of the licence.

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New online books from MIT Press

Access is now possible within the TUHH to online books from MIT Press with the years 2015 until 2018 via the platform IEEE Xplore. Further titles from the areas computer sciences, engineering and media (time range from 1943 to 2014) have been available since the beginning of the year 2015.

MIT Press, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the well-respected university presses in the United States. Its focus often referred to engineering content of long-lasting quality, which also reflects socio-cultural developments in technology.

Below you find a selection of newly available online books from MIT Press. In the moment the works are not included in the catalog tub.find and can only be found via IEEE Xplore.

Essential Knowledge Series

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