Birkhauser "Basics Online": New architecture ebooks
The complete Birkhauser "Basics" textbook series, at present comprising 32 titles, are now available online on the TU campus.
About Birkhauser "Basics Online": "Basics Online" are German-language textbooks covering the most important areas of architectural studies, such as design, architectural rendering, construction, building services, professional practice, landscape architecture and urban design.
50 additional titles and 2 new subject areas (building materials, building history) are to follow.
DETAIL Inspiration in a new look
On May 3, DETAIL inspiration database was presented in a new look with optimised functions.
The new interface offers improved navigation, more detailed search and filter functionalities and better photos of the architectural projects.
About DETAIL inspiration: The image and reference database DETAIL inspiration uses precise, relevant visual inspirations to support architects in their search for construction solutions. With around 2,000 projects from the past 30 years, DETAIL inspiration is a highly valuable source of research and inspiration for architects.
We should like to remind our patrons that access to and use of the Library's subscription-based electronic resources (databases, electronic journals, and other electronic material) are subject to contractual agreements and licences with vendors, which impose restrictions on use.
Nano: trial access from May 01, 2017
The University Library offers a campus-wide trial of Nano database by Nature Research from May 01, 2017 until June 30, 2017.
Nano at nano.nature.com is the new non-journal product by Nature Research for Nanotechnology. With Nano you can do precise search and gain quick insights at the article level and in manually curated nanomaterial summaries including properties, applications, characterization and preparation methods.
Register for a webinar today! Join a free webinar on May 17 at 11:00 a.m. for a walk through Nano offered by the team of Nano product experts.
The institutional repository: reposiTUm
Since mid-2015 the university library offers an institutional repository called reposiTUm to archive open access publications. Already more then 900 documents were made freely available worldwide.
ReposiTUm offers access to
- TU Wien theses
- Open Access Journals of TU Wien
- The Public Sector
- Journal for Facility Management (coming soon)
- Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen
- Recent notes on labor science and organization
- Articles in serial works
- Published gold open access (immediately freely accessible)
- Published green open access (by means of secondary publication rights)
The publications were uploaded by the authors as well as the university library staff. Try it yourself at http://repositum.tuwien.ac.at/obvutwoa/wiki/uploadselect
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Fair use of study desks in the library
The Library's 700 study desks are in high demand. For this reason, it is not permitted to reserve seats and tables for unreasonable amounts of time. Unfortunately some of our users have been ignoring this rule.
Therefore, the library has now introduced "parking meters" for the study areas. Library patrons leaving their desks set the time of leaving on the meter. The desk is reserved for the following 30 minutes. After that (or if there is no parking meter on a desk) patrons looking for a free desk may put aside any books or papers left on the desk and use it.
If there is no parking meter on your desk, you can get one at the information desk or the circulation desk.
New database: Building Types online
The library has licensed the database "Building Types online", an English-language online resource for the study and practice of architectural design.
This database includes a large international collection of contemporary buildings, e. g. housing, office buildings, museums, schools, libraries, and industrial complexes, with a large number of high-resolution plans, drawings and photographs .
You can search by: Full text; architect; author; country; building type; building form; urban context; height, and many more. Alternatively you can browse by an elaborate structure of categories including Urban Context, Access System, Building Form, Spatial Configuration, several type-specific categories, and many more.