Library News

14.12.2017

Reduced Library Services on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 the Main Library will offer reduced services:

  • The circulation desk, stack orders desk, information desk, inter-library loans department and all other library departments are closed from 14:30. Books and journals from the closed stacks will not be accessible after 14:30.
  • Normal library service resumes on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
  • The reading rooms from the ground floor up to the 5th floor are open.

The Urban Design Library will close at 14:45 on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library is open normally.

We apologise for any inconvenience!


14.12.2017

Christmas & New Year Vacation Opening Hours

The Main Library, the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library and the Urban Design Library are closed from December 24, 2017 - January 01, 2018.

Main Library: From January 02, 2018, normal term-time opening hours apply in the Main Library. On January 06 (public holiday) the Library is closed.

Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library: On Friday, December 22, 2017, the library is open from 09:00 -  17:00.
From January 02 - 05, 2018, the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library is open from 09:00 - 13:00.

Urban Design Library: From January 02 - 04, 2018, the Urban Design Library is open from 11:00 - 13:00.

 


30.10.2017

IET.TV and IET Digital Library: trial access 31.10. - 31.12.2017

During a trial period from October 31 to December 31, 2017, IET.TV and IET Digital Library by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) are available free of charge on the TU Wien campus.

IET.TV 

Video is an invaluable research tool but with thousands of great videos on IET.tv you might not know where to start to find the content that’s relevant to you. IET.tv offers access to more than 7000 videos by or about leading engineers, scientists, projects and processes from industry and science. The videos are assigned to different "channels" such as control, communications, IT, electronics and transport and reference E-books and journals articles.

> https://tv.theiet.org/

IET Digital Library 

With over 400 practitioner and academically focused titles, IET eBooks are available to search by chapter or full text, offering high quality professional and technical content across an extensive range of specialist subject areas including radar, power and energy, control engineering and electromagnetic waves.

> http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/books

 


26.10.2017

The green road to Open Access

Did you know that a lot of journals allow you to re-publish your article in an institutional repository as part of the "secondary publications rights"? Check out the SHERPA/RoMEO statistics and look at your author’s agreement in order to find out if you are allowed to upload your article to a repository. 

What does "secondary publication rights" mean and who can profit?

This allows you to make your article which previously was published in a subscription based journal open access via a repository. There may be restrictions in terms of embargo periods or the version of the article that can be used. You can find the needed information on the publisher’s website, journal website, your author’s agreement or the platform SHERPA/RoMEO. 

Do you have a published article which you would like to make open access using this so called “green road”? Our institutional repository reposiTUm is the perfect place for that. You can upload the allowed article version right after publication, reposiTUm can process embargo periods.

 

An information as part of the 

Open Access Week Oct 23 - 29, 2017


25.10.2017

ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributer Identifier

 Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) identifies you as a unique part of the research community and helps you in maintaining your publication list. 

ORCID can be used as a central place to keep your bibliographic records up-to-date. As a researcher getting and using an ORCID is free of costs. 

Watch this short video to learn more about the functionalities of ORCID:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Rijk_TMHA 

To register you only need to enter your name and e-mail address. You decide how much information you want to include about yourself and how open you want to be about it (public information – only for registered users visible – only you can see it). You can import your earlier records from platforms like Scopus, Google Scholar or ResearcherID.

 Since January 1, 2016, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) mandates ORCID for all new applications. A lot of publishers already offer the opportunity to link to your ORCID when submitting a paper.

Take action and register for your ORCID iD in a matter of seconds: http://orcid.org/ 

An information as part of the 

Open Access Week Oct 23 - 29, 2017


24.10.2017

How to get an article record into OpenAire? reposiTUm!

 

OpenAIRE („Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe“) aims to support the open access policies implemented for projects funded by the European Research Council and the European Commission. It acts as an aggregator by collecting metadata from repositories, publishing companies and other research information systems. By providing the data, reposiTUm helps you to comply with your funder’s requirements. 

Various country-specific details about research are gathered by OpenAIRE as well. You can look up the information about Austria here

ReposiTUm is OpenAIRE-compliant. If you upload documents to the institutional repository your bibliographic record will be sent to OpenAIRE in a matter of days. Supplying OpenAire with bibliographic information helps rising the visibility of this research output.

 

An information as part of the 

Open Access Week Oct 23 - 29, 2017


23.10.2017

The institutional repository: reposiTUm

Since mid-2015 the university library offers an institutional repository, called reposiTUm, to archive open access publications. Already more then 10.000 documents have been made freely available worldwide. 

ReposiTUm offers access to

  • TU Wien theses
  • Open Access Journals of TU Wien
    • The Public Sector
    • Journal for Facility Management
    • 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 

Open Access Week Oct 23 - 29, 2017


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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