Coffee Talks at the tub.

photo of a cup of coffee with topics from the Coffeee Talks

Picture made by using a photo of Dave Michuda (on Unsplash)

Coming to the library at noontime for a coffee! In March you are invited to attend our “Coffee Talks”. After a shot impulse as topical input, there is space for shared discussion and a coffee.

The topics include aspects of using information, like publishing, researching or visualising as well as issues of the (new) German intellectual property law and IT security.

 

5 dates in March, each 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm in room 0.004, in the large group room behind the information desk:

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Done! And now publishing your thesis! Challenges between print and online
    (Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    The new UrhWissG (german intelelctual property law): worth knowing for research
    (Impulse and moderation: Nazime Assly)
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    Transparent research – citation analysis with the database Web of Science
    (Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Visualisation in academic work
    (Impulse and moderation: Detlev Bieler)
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    IT security in daily routine: confidential data, mobile working, collaboration
    (Impulse and moderation: Heiko Weier)

Use the opportunities for exchange, to ask questions, to learn from one another and to discuss. Add your own questions and suggestions (also for further topics for additional talks)!

We are happy to meet you!

#OAWeek2017 – tub.dok: Open in order to show your Research

tub.dok is the open access repository of the TUHH for freely available publications of members of the TUHH in full text. We make sure that the publications can be permanently stored and found in various services worldwide.

tub.dok LogoWe are very pleased that we were able to extend tub.dok with three important functions during the International Open Access Week 2017: Continue reading

Six Ways to Make Your ORCID iD Work for You!

ORCID iDCongratulations, you’ve registered for an ORCID iD! The next step is using your iD to build your ORCID record. We know the last thing you want is to have to spend more time updating yet another system, so why not let the organizations and platforms you already interact with do most of the work for you? Not only will it save you time, it also reduces the risk of errors, and helps you ensure trustworthy connections between you and your research contributions and affiliations. After all, who better than your  journal to assert articles that you have authored?

We recommend following these six easy steps to building an authoritative ORCID record – while hardly lifting a (digital) finger! Continue reading

Zotero 5.0 finally arrived

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Many of you probably know Zotero as a reference management tool. Yesterday version 5.0 was released. Most remarkably this will be the beginning of the end of Zotero as Firefox Add-on. During the next month users of the Firefox Add-on will be requested to migrate to the desktop version. But no need to worry. Zotero Connector will ensure easy browser integration for Firefox as well as for Chrome, Safari and Opera.

Get Zotero

What else will come aboard? “My Publications”: Easily build a list of works — articles, papers, books, etc. — that you’ve created and share them on your profile page on zotero.org. News feeds can be managed within Zotero. More can be found in the change log.

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Writing, writing – nothing more


As if it would be as simple! 8-)

The 4th “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 April 26, 2017 from 3 pm to 10 pm, offers an opportunity to get stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers 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:

  • Introduction to Latex (Alexander C. Wawrzyn). 4:15 pm – 4.45 pm, room H0.01
  • How to tell it to my reader? (Matthias Buntenkötter). 5.45 pm – 6:30 pm, room H0.16
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 6.15 pm – 6:45 pm, room H0.01
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 7.15 pm – 7.45 pm, room H0.01
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm, room H0.16
     

A “Round table for questions by international students (also in english language)” is offered by Bertrand Schütz, 7.00 pm – 7.45 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, the Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL), 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.

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Reference Mangament News

Citavi Version 5.5

Citavi is now available in version 5.5. In addition to small improvements and bug fixes, there is now also a new function to group the bibliography of a work according to your own aspects: Changes
Citavi 5.5 is already available for institutes via the software distribution service of the TU. In the Windows-Pools it stays until the winter semester with the version 5.4.

Citavi is still available only for Windows. This is to change this year, when the version 6 will add a web component.
And if you leave the TU Hamburg, but would like to use Citavi further: Citavi can be used freely if your project contains less than 101 titles. For larger projects, you can purchase a discounted license.

No EndNote Licences via Rechenzentrum

EndNote licenses for the desktop version can no longer be obtained from the Rechenzentrum.
The Online-Version EndNote Basic is still available to everyone. EndNote, by the way, has changed hands with Web of Science and now belongs to Clarivate Analytics.

Mendeley

Mendeley has overhauled its platform Mendeley.com in January. Unfortunately upgrades for team plans are no longer available. There are no plans right now to subscribe to Mendeley Institutional Edition.

And two more hints:

  1. For all those who use Mendeley and write their papers with MS Word from 2010 onwards: bibliographic data can now also be directly imported from the web library
  2. For all those who use Mendeley as an academic network: Since November Mendeley and ORCID profiles can be synchronized.

Zotero: Waiting for 5.0

The OpenSource Zotero software is about to update to version 5.0. This ends the Zotero era as a Firefox plugin. There will be only Zotero standalone. The changelog of the beta version shows which changes are still planned. It will surely be exciting again, which of the popular plugins will work in 5.0. Zotero Standalone is also available to institutes via the software distribution service of the computer center.

In the End

As always we point to our page on reference management in the end :-)

 

Fair Research Data

Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts. NYU Health Sciences Library

TUHH is starting plan to set up its own institutional repository for research data. A topic that will accompany us – alongside all technology and workflows – is to make all data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.

FAIR Data Principles

One of the grand challenges of data-intensive science is to facilitate knowledge discovery by assisting humans and machines in their discovery of, access to, integration and analysis of, task-appropriate scientific data and their associated algorithms and workflows. A FAIR Data Publishing Group of FORCE11 has been discussing FAIR – a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable.

To be Findable:

F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and eternally persistent identifier.
F2. data are described with rich metadata.
F3. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource.
F4. metadata specify the data identifier.

To be Accessible:

A1  (meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardized communications protocol.
A1.1 the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable.
A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where necessary.
A2 metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available.

To be Interoperable:

I1. (meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation.
I2. (meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles.
I3. (meta)data include qualified references to other (meta)data.

To be Re-usable:

R1. meta(data) have a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes.
R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license.
R1.2. (meta)data are associated with their provenance.
R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards.


Shibboleth login on tub.dok

Login tub.dokOur Open Access Repository tub.dok is now integrated into the Shibboleth infrastructure of the TUHH. This means that you can use the advantages of a Single Sign On to publish on tub.dok and are not required to login seperately (once you have logged in on the login page of the TUHH computer center).

The former login with your TUHH account is not necessary any more as Shibboleth is utilizing the same login data. Authors, who do not have a TUHH account, but want to publish on tub.dok are still free to create a local tub.dok account to publish with this account.