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).

 


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#OAWeek2020 TORE – a service for you

The research information system TUHH Open Research (TORE) – a Service for you.
Update: tub.talk slides TORE – ein Service für Sie

Research Information System and Repository

TUHH Open Research (TORE) is a combined repository and research information system that provides a service for the scientists of the TUHH.

In TORE with its repository function, full texts of publications can be stored. They receive a DOI and thus become citable. Preprints and doctoral theses are entered as first publications, publications with accepted manuscripts and Open Access with the publisher PDF can also be entered in TORE. In TORE you can also publish your research data with a DOI.

As the research information system of the TUHH, TORE has been mapping the institutes and researchers, publications, third-party funded projects and collaborations of the institutes since 2019. Project data is transferred from the Third-Party Funding Department into TORE and can be edited and activated by project leaders and FIS representatives of the institutes. The library, as the operator of TORE, enters recent TUHH publications for the scientists, which are provided by Scopus. Missing publications can be entered by yourself: e.g. scientific articles, conference contributions, book contributions and books, doctoral theses as well as posters.

TORE is accessible wordwide at tore.tuhh.de without registration. Continue reading

#OAWeek2020 Open Access at TUHH in figures

Today at 2 pm in tub.talk digital you can expect an interview on the financing of publishing journal articles in Open Access. Please register at https://t1p.de/12xl

  • How many articles are published Open Access at the TU Hamburg? Who publishes Open Access at TUHH?
  • Which authors have received financial support from the TU Library since the TUHH Open Access Fund was established?
  • Which funds to finance Open Access at the TUHH go to which publishers?
  • What is the proportion of Open Access publications in the TUHH’s total output?

This article provides you with information to answer the above questions. Continue reading

#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? 5. eBooks

In addition to the print editions, numerous titles are also or only electronically available. In the catalogue these can be recognised by the button “Volltext@TUHH”. The link to this button leads to the download offer of the respective publisher.

The contents can be downloaded as PDF (partly also as EPUB), either article by article or as a whole book, depending on the publisher’s specifications. For licensing reasons, this is only possible from the TUHH Intranet.

Students of the TUHH can use eBooks through the university intranet. At present, this is possible either via a computer on campus or while being in the TUHH’s Wlan.

You can also access our eMedia from home – but you must have a VPN connection for this. Most publishers now also offer authentication via the single sign-on “Shibboleth”. You do not need a VPN connection for that.

Instructions for using the eMedia in the campus network and from home can be found here!


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New to the library? 4. tub.find

Our catalogue tub.find helps you to find the information you need for your studies. It lists over 450,000 media with their location and availability at the tub. – all at one glance!

That means the list of results already shows you what can be borrowed, requested or reserved (free of charge).

In tub.find itself you can limit your results according to criteria such as ‘author’, ‘year of publication’ or ‘language’.

We offer two Lists (tabs):

  • Books, eBooks with textbooks
  • magazines (printed and electronic)

You can order the media in our magazine free of charge by clicking the button ‘place request’. If you do this before 2pm, we will put the ordered media on our pick-up shelf until 3pm on the same day.

To assist you in your search, we have created a page with search tips. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us – we’ll be happy to help you by e-mail or telephone!


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New to the library? 3. Textbook Collection

Textbook collectionIntroductury literature to start studying or even for the first exams, can be found in the textbook collection in the left area of the reading room on the ground floor. The books are in alphabetical order of the subject groups.The first shelf block begins with Agricultural Sciences (AG), in the middle block can be found Mathematics (MA) and Mechanical Engineering (MS), on the window side rear follow for example Process Technology (VT) and Materials Sciences (WK).

In the textbook collection there are often a large number of circulating library copies of one title. That way we can provide as many students as possible with copies.

If you can’t find any more loan copies, there are other possibilities: search the catalogue under the author and title for an electronic edition. In any case, there is at least one “reference copy” for each textbook title. This may not be borrowed, so that it can always be used in the reading room during opening hours. To work with the book, please reserve a place in the reading room!

And it is always possible to send us a book request for purchase by the library!


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New to the library? 2. Loans

You can borrow books from the white self-check-out machines. Only a few books, so-called reference copies, as well as journals are not available for loan. Check out and returns of media on the machine are possible throughout the opening hours from 8am to 2pm and 3pm to to 9pm.

You will find the machines in the entrance area. This is how borrowing works:

1. Simply place books on the machine (also in stacks)
2. Tap on “Lending
3. Read or type in the barcode of the library card
4. Enter the password using the screen or keyboard
5. After the booking you close your account by clicking on “Done”.

Both lending and returning media are possible at the vending machines. By the way, returning media works without a library card or authentication.

Due to current hygiene regulations, only a certain number of users* can be admitted to the library at the same time. For users who do not have a table reservation, the maximum length of stay is 20 minutes. More information can be found in our blog post ‘Opening the library in times of #COVID-19‘.

Returns

Books from our library can be returned to our self check-out counters. No library card is required. In the evening, there is also a return box for interlibrary loans and books from the State and University Library of Hamburg. Returning books by mail is at your own risk.

Books borrowed here can also be returned to the Hamburg State and University Library. Conversely, books borrowed from the State and University Library Hamburg can be returned to us – in the evening please use our white return box at the entrance.

Extending loan periods

If the book is not reserved, you can extend the loan period up to eight times online in your library account. But please note: Please note the end of the loan period! As soon as the loan period has expired, the borrowed book cannot be renewed and fees will be charged. We therefore recommend that you renew one or two days before the loan period ends if you wish to keep your book a little longer.

Ordered books

You have probably already noticed it – our pick-up shelf next to the Servicepoint.

You will find titles requested from the magazine via our catalogue in the pick-up shelf. If you request the titles by 2pm, you can pick them up from 3pm on the same day. These media are available there for you for 7 working days. Reserved titles can also be picked up there within 7 days. On the collection shelf you will find all the media you have ordered under the first letter of your surname and the last 4 digits of your library card. If you want to take the book with you, please borrow it from the self-service check-out machine.


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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


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#OAWeek2020 at TUHH – Program

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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