News from the library
The locations and facilities of the ULB are closed on Thursday, May 31th. go
Full service during Schlossgrabenfest
From 31 May to 3 June 2018 the “Schlossgrabenfest” takes place in the inner city Darmstadt. While many facilities of the TU will close earlier at those days, ULB Stadtmitte and ULB Lichtwiese will stay open during normal opening hours.
ULB wide awake
At 10 June 2018 from 11am to 5pm the TU Darmstadt opens its doors for the public for the second time. According to the motto “wide awake” („hellwach!“) the university shows on both campuses at Stadtmitte and Lichtwiese what it is made of. The ULB gives insights into the restoration laboratory and presents guides tours with focuses on architecture.
„990 Faces“ is a longterm project initiated 2010 by the photographer Hans-Jürgen Raabe. Over a period of 10 years he is about to take 30 spontaneous photographs of people on 33 random places on earth. go
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
After the Defenestration – Books and Prints from the Thirty Years War Exhibition opening on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, at 6pm in the lecture room at ULB Stadtmitte. The Defenestration of royal delegates at Prague in 1618 led Central Europe into a politic
Thursday, 12 April to Sunday, 10 June at ULB Stadtmitte
Exhibition opening on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, at 6pm in the lecture room at ULB Stadtmitte. go
Starting on Tuesday, 3 April, ULB-baskets can be borrowed for free without any deposit. go
From publication date on the new Doctoral Regulations are effective without transition period.
Please note the references of publication of dissertations:
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.
OpenIng is a project to raise the awareness for open access publication models in the engineering sciences. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports the joint project between the TU Darmstadt and the universities of Braunschweig and Stuttgart with 300000 €. go
Evaluation of TU students‘ opinion survey 2017
TU students highly appreciate the digital infrastructure and the services of the ULB: between 80 and 90 percentage of all respondents commend the long opening hours, the wide range of literature offered, the Wifi, and the e-learning-platforms providing learning materials. For more information see TU-Studierendenbefragung 2017
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?