Library News

15.10.2017

Happy Or Not?

As part of the Main Library building's 30th anniversary events, patrons of the University Library have the opportunity during the next weeks to give us feedback by answering one of five different questions, using a "Smiley Terminal" in the entrance area of the Main Library: 

HappyOrNot Terminal

Press one of the smileys to give your feedback. Let us know what you think!

The first question (to run until October 22, 2017) is:

How did you like today's "Österreich liest" event?

> "Österreich liest" program

You can find a summary of the results on our facebook page.


02.10.2017

De Gruyter: Rights, Action and Social Responsibility - Trial access

De Gruyter's "Rights, Action and Soical Responsibility" collection is available free of charge on the TU Wien campus during a trial period until the end of December 2017.

Rights, Action and Social Responsibility Collection

Topical areas are constitutional history, dissent, truht and ethics, environmental studies, gender studies, geo-politics, human rights, immigration & urbanism, islamic studies and leadership.

> Go to the collection on De Gruyter platform


22.09.2017

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.

 


22.05.2017

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.

> Birkhäuser Basics Online titles via the library catalogue

 


10.05.2017

Please respect our terms of use!

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.

All users of these resources must comply with our terms of use, and in particular with copyright restrictions and limitations placed on the amounts that may be downloaded or stored electronically. The commercial use of licensed electronic resources is also a breach of these rules.

> Terms of use of electronic resources


23.10.2016

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

 An information as part of the 


06.04.2016

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 .

Go to: http://www.degruyter.com/view/db/bdt

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.

English-language User Guide (PDF)


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