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.

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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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Making Your Code Citable

Software development is often an important part of scientific work at TUHH. Many use GitHub to create and share scientific software together. What was missing for a long time was the possibility to clearly reference this software. Only then it can be quoted without problems in scientific publications.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) have become the quasi-standard for referencing electronic publications. So what could be more obvious than using DOIs for software? Since 2014 this is possible through the cooperation of GitHub and Zenodo. Zenodo is an open platform for the permanent archiving of research results of almost any kind, operated by CERN and financed by the EU, among others: zenodo.org/features

If you are already active at GitHub, you can connect an existing repository with a Zenodo account. The repository will then be archived on Zenodo and a DOI for the repository is assigned. Further releases are also provided for.

A current example from the Institute of Communication Networks at TUHH:

Sebastian Lindner. (2018, July 16). ComNetsHH/LRE-OMNeT: Publication release (Version v1.0.1). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1313054

Interested?

GitHub describes how it works in just under 10 minutes reading time: Making Your Code Citable
Making Your Code Citable · GitHub Guides

And two more tips about Zenodo:

  1. Use the TUHH-Community on Zenodo for the assignment to the TU: https://zenodo.org/communities/tuhh/ Assignment is also possible at a later date.
  2. Add the ORCID iD (Give credit where credit is due) to the authors, if necessary.

 

p.s. It should not go unmentioned: There is also an alternative repository connection to figshare:
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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.

Links:

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 :-)

 

Ready, steady, … writing

Little Night of Academic Writing at TUHH 2016

The third “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens” (Little or Short Night of Academic Writing) will take place at TUHH in the rooms around Audimax 1 (Building H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 3 pm to 10 pm. The “Kleine Nacht” include stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers. This year the first time also with a program of introductory presentations in English!

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.

Here is the list of the presentations in English:

  • Introduction to Latex (Alexander C. Wawrzyn). 4:30 pm – 5 pm, room H0.02
  • Reference management with Zotero (Beate Rajski). 5 pm – 5:30 pm, room H0.02
  • Reference management with Citavi (Beate Rajski). 6 pm – 6:30 pm, room H0.02
  • Finding information without missing anything important (Thomas Hapke). 6:50 pm – 7:20 pm, room H0.02
  • Avoidung Plagiarism. Quotation rules for your thesis (Iris Lorscheid). 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm, room H0.02
  • How to tell it to my reader? (Matthias Buntenkötter). 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm, room H0.02
     

Concentrated and silent active work is possible in special writing rooms. The program (flyer) includes motivational talks (this year the first time also in English!) as well as workshops. 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!

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”.

Kleine-Nacht-Englisch-Citavi

Citavi 5 support PDF annontations

Citavi has released version 5 with many new features in April. Campus licence for TUHH is valid for Citavi 5 as well as for Citavi 4.
Das ist neu in Citavi 5
One thing has not changed though: Citavi has remained a proprietary programm which requires MS Windows. But if you are a Windows user you might enjoy the new features to read, annotate, and analyze full texts in PDF format:

  • Highlight important text passages in Citavi.
  • Link quotations and tasks to a specific place in the text, so you can quickly find a passage again when you begin writing your paper — from the Word Add-In as well.
  • It works the other way as well — directly display comments or tasks by clicking the place in the text they refer to.
  • Save tables and images from a PDF as image quotations.
  • Quickly add keywords to a reference by using the keywords in the PDF file.
  • Import highlights created with another PDF program (for example, on a tablet) so that you can work away from your laptop or desktop computer.
  • Export annotations into the PDF file, to make the information available to others or in order to work with the document on another device.

For questions regarding Citavi 5 please refer to the Citavi 5 manual or visit the Citavi Support Forum.

Photo: Citavi

StartING … to write

2. Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens an der TUHH 2015

The second “Kleine Nacht des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens” (Little or Short Night of academic writing) will take place at TUHH in the rooms around Audimax 1 (H – Am Schwarzenberg Campus 5) on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 3 pm to 10 pm. The “Kleine Nacht” include stimulation and animation around academic writing and research methods for students and lecturers.

Application for the “Kleine Nacht” is possible through the learning management system Stud.IP. But you are also welcome without registration.

Concentrated and silent active work is possible in special writing rooms. The program (flyer) includes motivational talks (in German language only!) as well as workshops. 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!

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.

Kleine-Nacht-Englisch-Citavi

Citavi Update 4.5

Citavi LogoCitavi’s new update includes improvements on Citavi picker. Unfortunately Citavi’s digital signature had to be updated recently. For this reason, the update cannot be automatically detected by older versions and installed from within Citavi. To install the update, please download the setup from the Citavi website.

Please feel free to contact us on any questions regarding Citavi and reference management: Thomas Hapke & Beate Rajski (literaturverwaltung@tuhh.de)