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.
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.
Do you need current research literature on an important topic?
The research possibilities of Google Scholar are not enough for you?
You want to be more sure that you don’t miss anything?
For this purpose, the University Library (tub.) offers an important range of subject databases on the TUHH network. Databases important for the engineering and physical sciences such as Scopus, Web of Science or wti TEMA allow you to use specific search strategies.
You are a user of the tub. and study at another university or are a city user? And you unfortunately cannot use the computers in the reading rooms of the library due to the limited accessibility of the tub.?
Never mind, please feel free to make an appointment by e-mail with one of the tub.’s subject librarians! During a videoconference you can research together in specialist databases and receive the results by e-mail.
To prepare for the research procedure you are invited to watch this video (20 min., in German language!) from the bachelor seminar on “Academic Research and Writing” at TU Hamburg.
Electronic media will be delivered to your home via e-mail.
The Hamburg State and University Library has adapted its services for the period of the corona pandemic. For all users* in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region it offers a “Virtual Walk-In” service for electronic media during CoVid-19.
TU members can also use this service if they have a Stabi library card, register online for a new Stabi library card, or place an order with a TUHH e-mail address.
Prof. Robert Zepf, Direktor der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg: „In der jetzigen Situation ist die Aufgabe der Bibliotheken, verlässliche wissenschaftliche Informationen bereitzustellen, von besonderer Bedeutung. Die neuen Zugriffsmöglichkeiten auf unsere digitalen Ressourcen stellen sicher, dass die Hamburgerinnen und Hamburger trotz Schließung des Bibliotheksgebäudes Zugang zu diesem Wissen haben.“ (Press release BWFG, 30.03.2020)
Thanks to Stabi Hamburg and all colleagues involved!
Last summer marked the 200th birthday of Eunice Foote. The now somewhat better known women’s rights activist from the USA was one of the rare female researchers in the field of physical sciences in the 19th century. On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, Eunice Foote will be briefly introduced here.
The exhibition consists of the thematic displays “Digital connectivity”, “New types of publication” and “Finding Literature”. It tries to make the black box “Science”, i.e. the question “How does science actually work”, more transparent to the general public. In the end this is the core of Open Science, as Guido Scherp – Head of the Open Science Transfer Department at the ZBW – also writes in the short booklet accompanying the exhibition:
Basically, Open Science is about improving the trustworthiness and the quality of research in a digitally linked age. The most important instrument for this is openness, resp. transparency.
The accompanying booklet, which is available in German and in English, provides a brief and concise overview of Open Science.
The focus and beginning of the Open Access movement has always been more on journals and journal articles. In the meantime, however, there are not only books on the subject of openness. More and more books are published Open Access.
Many classical publishers – such as Springer or transcript – also have a large number of books published in Open Access. The variety of business models is constantly growing, as is the case with the publication of journals (essays). Here, too, Open Access costs money.
Example of a book on Open Access that is unfortunately not available: Open Divide : Critical Studies on Open Access / Ulrich Herb; Joachim Schöpfel (eds.) 2018. Litwin Books, LLC. After all, there is a collection of the article preprints of this volume here.
In addition to the print editions, numerous titles are also or only available electronically. This is indicated by the button ” Volltext@TUHH “. The link on this button leads to the download offer of the appropriate publisher. The content can be downloaded as a PDF as a whole book ( partly as EPUB for ebook readers ) or article wise, depending on the specifications of the publisher. For licensing reasons this is only possible from the intranet of TUHH. On computers with internet – login registered readers save their ebooks either on a USB stick or any cloud or even send it via email. Therefore there are no loan periods. As a student at the TUHH you can download the ebooks on your own PC – however, a VPN connection has to be maintained.
Most publishers offer an access via “Shibboleth” (without VPN) too. Klick here for further information of TUHH intranet and use of e-media!
You can borrow books at our service point, but most of all in self-service at the white selfcheck-system (magazine issues may not be borrowed). Check out and check in of media on the machine are possible throughout the opening hours to 9:00pm and also at weekends, including Sundays and public holidays till 8:00pm.
Simply put on books (also in stacks), press “Borrow”, read in or enter the barcode of the library card, authenticate with password – after the booking you close your account with a click on “Finished”.
On the selfcheck-systems (near elevator) both check out and check in of media are possible. Check in also works without library card and authentication.
If no other client has reserved the media, you can extend the loan periods up to three times in your library account online.
Attention: please note loan period! When it is exceeded, fees will arise and it isn`t possible to renew it.
You probably already noticed it – our self-pickup shelf behind the service area.
You can find the titles requested by our catalog from the storeroom within 30 minutes on the pick-up shelf. These media are on the self-collecting shelf for you for 2 working days. Reserved titles can also be picked up there within 7 days. You will find your requested media all under the first letter of your last name and the last 4 digits of the library card in the shelf. When borrowing please use the self check system or our service at the desks.
Behind the service area and our pick-up shelf you will find our special offer shelf. At the beginning of the winter semester it serves as a first semester shelf and offers a selection of books especially for first-year students – from the textbook to the collection of formulas. Further copies of these books can be found in the textbook collection.
And also: if these books from the shelf for first-semester are available electronically, the QR-code on the reference panels contains the corresponding link. So: please access to the intranet and scan the QR-code.
Please search for your studies in our shelf for first-semester, welcome!