“Back to the future 2” – Results of our survey

On 1 March 2022, the University Library launched a short survey on the topic of desks, learning spaces and reservation options in the future.

A total of 150 people participated during the 10-day survey period. Thank you for your participation and feedback!

We received a clear response: the option to book seats is gladly used and 89% of the respondents would like to keep it.

Blue pie chart with the question "Should it be possible to book seats in the future?" 11% say No, 89% say yes.

When asked what amount of individual workstations should be reservable in the future, 41% were in favour of half of the spaces and 42% were in favour of more than half.

Blue pie chart with the question "What % of the seats should be reservable?" 17% say less than 50%, 41% say more than 50%, 42% say 50% of the seats should be reservable.

With regard to the learning spaces, a clear majority of 58% were in favour of the spaces remaining partially reservable.

Blue pie chart with the question "What option do you prefer for learning rooms? "11% say without reservation, 31% say only with reservation and 58% say seats should be partly reservable.

We will take your vote into account in our planning and preparations as soon as we can release more places and rooms.

We would like to point out that any future changes must continue to comply with the regulations for university libraries of the Containment Ordinance of the City of Hamburg “Eindämmungsverordung” – this also applies to the FFP2 mask requirement that continues to exist in the space.

Good news! tub. gets its own water dispenser!

Photo: Ri Butov via pixabay

The library is finally getting its own water dispenser! This will be installed directly in the entrance area, on the wall between the doors to the restrooms.

For this purpose, remodeling work will soon take place in the ladies’ room (tiling and electrical work). As this will take a few days, we ask you to use the toilets on the upper floor or also the barrier-free WC on the first floor during this time. However, the men’s WCs can still be used.

“Back to the future” – workplaces and learning spaces in the future

Working place in the library

Dear patrons,

Since spring 2020, the course of the Covid19-pandemic has also shaped the opening times and services of the University Library.

Due to the respective containment ordinance (Eindämmungsverordnung) of the City of Hamburg, a limited number of learning desks could only be used by reservation during the last two years. Looking to the future, we now hope to be able to release further workplaces again.

We would also like to make an offer for the reservation of workplaces available on a permanent basis. In order to be able to include your wishes in our considerations and planning, we are now asking for your feedback within the framework of a short survey.

We will have questionnaires available for you at the ServicePoint and at the individual desks from 1 to 10 March 2022 – please place the completed questionnaires in one of the collection boxes at the ServicePoint.

After evaluation, we will inform you about the survey results here on our blog.

Thank you very much!

Corona Warn App in the tub.

From now on, our users can use the Corona Warn App to check in to the library.

This Code is just an example.

This function is available after the latest update of the app. In addition to the already familiar library card scanner, you will find a QR code in the entrance area that you can scan with the Corona Warn app.

Once you have scanned the code, you will see an entry in your contact diary with your location and the times you were in the library. This entry will remain visible in your app for 14 days and will then be deleted along with your data.

Checking in via the app is not a prerequisite for library use, but an additional offer from us.

You can find more info on the app’s blog.

Opening for loan starting April 27, 2020 3pm

To accompany the digital Semester in Hamburg, the libraries are allowed to offer their lending service in compliance with the official regulations. Therefore, the TUHH University Library (tub.) will open from April 27, 2020 on Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm for self-lending and return of media. We hope that these opening hours are better suited to the digital semester and are curious to see how you will accept these times. Continue reading

Bachelor Seminar “Academic Research and Writing” digitally in Summer Semester 2020

lifecycle of scholarly communication

Digital, open and networked – academic and scientific work is facing similar challenges to learning and teaching in this age. In view of the current situation, the seminar “Academic Research and Writing”, until last semester performed face-to-face, will be completely converted to a digital format for the summer semester 2020.

If the summer semester 2020 at the TUHH starts as planned on 20.4.2020 in purely digital form, this bachelor seminar organized by the tuhh library will offer an introduction to the many aspects of academic work: finding topics, specialist information, knowledge organisation, writing, presenting and publishing. Suggestions for thinking about one’s own learning, information and writing processes – supplemented by practical recommendations and tips – make it possible to write better Bachelor and Master theses.

As is probably the case for most of the courses of the non-technical offer (NTA) in complementary studies at the TUHH, registration in Stud.IP will probably be possible from April 10, 2020. After the registration phase there will be a “raffle” of places.

A description of the course can also be found in the annotated course catalogue. Otherwise, the contributions in a weblog (German language only, sorry!), which has been accompanying the seminar as a kind of showcase since winter semester 2013/14, offer a good overview of the topics!

#BibAtHome

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.