News from the library
Update 13.07.18 : Climate Situation in the ULB Stadtmitte
Both cooling units are installed and connected to the supply lines. The tightness test is currently being done. After completion of this procedure, the devices can be connected to the electrical system. The work is more than on schedule. We are very confident that the installation can be completed without further delay.
Climate Situation at ULB Stadtmitte
We would like to inform you about the progress concerning the repair of the air-conditioning system at ULB Stadtmitte. Here you will find all previously published updates: Climate Situation at ULB Stadtmitte
E-Mail traffic malfunction
Due to a technical malfunction at the HRZ, all e-mails from ULB could not be delivered in the night of July 16-17, 2018. Please check your loan periods and reservations in your library account.
Elsevier: Access to volume 2018 disabled
The reason for this is the stagnation in negotiations between the DEAL-Group and Elsevier. more
Summer break at the European Documentation Centre (EDC)
Unfortunately from 05 to 29 July 2018 there is no personal advice available in the EDC. We gladly receive your research orders and general requests from 30 July 2018.
Update 28.06.18: Climate situation at ULB Stadtmitte
The repair works are on schedule.The broken cooling unit has been dismantled and removed. The components of the new cooling machine have arrived and are installed at the moment.
Update 21.06.18: Climate situation at ULB Stadtmitte
The repair works proceed quickly. The replacement devices have arrived and will be exchanged soon. At the moment we do not expect any further delay.
On 9 August the TU WritingLab, the Center for Educational Development and Technology and the ULB invite to the first “Long Afternoon of Texts” at ULB Stadtmitte.
Due to technical problems with the climate control unit the temperature in the library building at Stadtmitte is higher than usual. All competent bodies of the university are working hard to change the technical components which partially have to be ordered from abroad. The preliminary works have begun already, however, the library prepares for longer downtimes till mid/end of August. go
Some don’t like it hot
For the period of time the air conditioning system at ULB Stadtmitte is not working we supply hand fans on all floors for our visitors. Please take and use them while you are working in the library and please return them afterwards.
Data Management Planning in Mechanical Engineering
The ULB Darmstadt in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen won prize money in the ideas competition “Science in the Digital Revolution” sponsored by Forschungszentrum Jülich as part of a research project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The concept aims to support data management planning in Mechanical Engineering. more
Open Access Publications Fund at TU Darmstadt in 2017
In 2017 the TU Darmstadt in collaboration with the German Research Foundation (DFG) opened an Open Access Publications Fund. It was established to promote and support scientific publications in open access journals. more
Starting from now the archives of the literature databases Pascal / Francis and FRANCIS can be searched in the TUfind section “articles and more”. Pascal / Francis are bibliographic databases run by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) containing more than 14 million articles in scientific journals and conference papers.
ULB events in summer semester:
Literaturrecherche, Datenbankrecherche, Literaturverwaltung mit Citavi, EndNote und Zotero and more. All courses are held in German. Calendar of events
New Opening Hours for the Patent Information Centre Darmstadt
Starting from 2 May 2018 the Patent Information Centre has new opening hours:
Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4pm, Friday from 9 am to 1pm.
For more information see https://www.piz.tu-darmstadt.de/index/index.de.jsp
The Bundestag (German Parliament) passed a new Copyright Act for the information and knowledge-based society. It provides clarification concerning the use of proprietary works in the digital age and comes into force by 1 March 2018.
New Director General of the ULB
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stäcker was inaugurated as new Director General of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt. The new Head Librarian, a pioneer in digitization in Germany, was formerly Deputy Director of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.
See also What’s new at TU?