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  • Christbaum in der Bibliothek der TU Graz. Bildquelle: Herbst – TU Graz

    Opening hours during Christmas holidays

    December 16 to December 20
    Main Library | 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
    Subject Libraries NAWI and Inffeld | 8.30 am – 1.00 pm

    December 23 to January 6
    All libary branches | closed
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  • Leiterplatte

    TU Graz Library is closed from December 23, 2019 to January 6, 2020

    Due to an internal system upgrade, all branches of TU Graz library are closed from December 23 to January 6. There are further service restrictions from December 19 to January 13.

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  • Poster der Preisträger in Holzrahmen an der Wand

    Exhibition in the reading room on the 4th floor

    GAD Awards 19, Besondere Anerkennung für ressourcen- und klimagerechte Architektur, Tschom Housing Award and Hollomey Travel Award.

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December

Christbaum in der Bibliothek der TU Graz. Bildquelle: Herbst – TU Graz

Opening hours during Christmas holidays

December 16 to December 20

Main Library | 8.00 am – 4.00 pm'
Subject Libraries Inffeld and NAWI | 8.30 am – 1.00 pm

December 23 to January 6

All library branches | closed

You can return books at any time to the return boxes in front of the entrance to the main library and subject libraries.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Leiterplatte

Service restrictions from December 19, 2019 to January 13, 2020

Due to a system upgrade from December 19, 2019 to January 13, 2020 there are major restrictions on library services.

  • All library branches are closed from December 23 until January 6. Service requests via mail, telephone or social media will not be processed.
  • User accounts of our online catalog are not available from December 19 to January 13.
  • The loan history list of all user accounts will be irrevocably deleted on December 19.

All books due from December 16 to January 7 will automatically be renewed until January 27. There are no overdue fees during this period.

Our book return boxes are available from December 23 to January 6 at the entrances of the main library and the subject libraries.

We are open for you on January 7. We apologize for the inconveniences.

November

ASEO Workshop

Increase the visibility of your publications and your digital presence on the Internet with ASEO - Academic Search Engine Optimization!

Learn in this course with Dr. Lisa Schilhan (Library of Graz University) how to make it easier to find your publications on the Internet. Academic Search Engine Optimization helps search engines and potential readers to retrieve titles, abstracts and keywords.

Combined with Open Access, repositories, Social Media and Academic Social Networks, ASEO represents a simple method to increase the visibility of your publications as well as your own researcher profile.


Increase the impact of your publication!
 

  • November 11, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Seminarraum Festkörperphysik | Petersgasse 16 | 1st floor
  • Registration requested: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
  • Participation free of charge
  • Presentation in German

October

Poster der Preisträger in Holzrahmen an der Wand

Exhibition in the Architectural Reading Room on the 4th floor

GAD Awards 19

  1. Helena Eichlinger: Löcher. Betrachtungen des rheinischen Braunkohletagebaus als Architektur
  2. Olivera Savic: Kunstuniversität in Niš
  3. Barbara Gruber: Sukzession. Revitalisierung des Historischen Botanischen Gartens der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Besondere Anerkennung für ressourcen- und klimagerechte Architektur

Kevin Fuchs: Allmende, Wiederentdeckung eines Konzepts für eine nachhaltige Zukunft

Tschom Housing Award

Karina Brünner: (Un)genutzt. Reaktivierung von Leerständen

Hollomey Travel Award

Lukas Meindl: Holz. Konstruktion. Österreich. Norwegen

Nuno Maulide vor einer Tafel

Science meets art: Lecture and live music by Nuno Maulide

As part of the event series "Österreich liest. Treffpunkt Bibliothek ", chemist Nuno Maulide speaks about the parallels between music and chemistry.

Nuno Maulide teaches with unusual methods: As a trained pianist, he likes to teach his scientific field accompanied with live music. Born in Portugal, Nuno Maulide is Professor of Organic Synthesis at the University of Vienna and has received numerous awards such as the Lieben Prize 2019 and the award for "Wissenschafter des Jahres" 2018.

"Wissenschaft trifft Kunst – Parallelen zwischen Musik und Chemie"

  • Lecture with piano by Nuno Maulide
  • Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Main Library of Graz University of Technology, Technikerstraße 4, 8010 Graz
  • Welcome and moderation: Ulrike Krießmann
  • Buffet and live music

Registration requested: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at or +43 (0) 316/873 6660

Free admission

[Translate to Englisch:] Bücher in einem Regal. Bildquelle: TU Graz

Book Sale

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • 10 am to 6 pm
  • Main Library, Technikerstraße 4/Ground floor, 8010 Graz

We are selling outdated editions of our textbook collection and extra copies of various fields. 

Price: 1 €, 2 € or 5 € per book

 

The revenue is used to buy new textbooks.

September 2019

Leiterplatte

Maintenance work in PURE

Due to urgent maintenance work, our research information system PURE will be temporarily unavailable on September 16, 2019.

The maintenance work is carried out from 7 am to 12 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Bücherstapel und Tablet in einem Klassenzimmer

'Finding scientific literature and publishing your texts'

TU Graz library offers this semester a course on various topics of the research lifecycle.

From effective information retrieval to finding the right journal for publishing your manuscript: The seminar 'Finding scientific literature and publishing your texts' offers PhD candidates an intensive introduction to various aspects of academic work ranging from retrieving information to the final publication. In this hands-on seminar participants learn how to develop a search strategy, distinguish predatory from trustworthy publishers and how to rise ones visibility within the scientific community.

Sign up for the course at TU Graz Online.

schwarze Katze auf einem Stapel Zeitschriften

New database: Cabells Blacklist

Identify predatory journals with our newly licensed database Cabells Blacklist.

‘Cabells blacklist’ lists so called predatory journals, which are science journals with unethical publishing practices. They charge publication fees without providing the usual quality control - for example, peer reviews. A publication in such a journal mostly happens out of ignorance. Nevertheless, to publish a paper in a predatory journal damage your reputation.

Cabells Blacklist checks the quality of scientific open access journals based on transparent criteria and assesses them at regular intervals. Cabells Blacklist helps you to stay on ‘the safe side’. Just check journals before submitting your manuscript.

If you are still unsure, whether a journal is predatory or not, contact us! We gladly check individual journals or publishers for you.

July 2019

Bücherregalen in der Bibliothek der TU Graz. Bildquelle: Herbst – TU Graz

Holiday opening hours

Main Library
08.07. – 31.07.2019, 8 am – 4 pm
01.08. – 06.09.2019, 8 am – 1 pm
09.09. – 27.09.2019, 8 am – 4 pm

Subject Libraries
Inffeld and NAWI
08.07. – 27.09.2019, 8:30 am – 1 pm

You can return books at any time to the return boxes in front of the entrance to the main library and subject libraries.

We wish you nice summer holidays!

June 2019

Franz Pichler und Ulrike Krießmann mit den Urkunden zum Congress Award

Award for Open Access Days 2018

Library and Archives of TU Graz won the Congress Award Graz for the Open Access Days 2018.

With the Congress Award, the city of Graz honors event organizers from science, research, business and non-profit organizations.

The topic of the conference was "Diversity of Open Access". Library and Archives of TU Graz attracted a broad national and international audience with the Open Access Days and offered technical lectures, a product exhibition and a tool marketplace for its guests.

Get more information on the presented topics here and here.

Kaffeetasse mit Kaffeebohnen

Coffee Lecture: ORCID

Join our first Coffee Lecture on June 27th at the main library. Get free coffee and a short overview of ORCID during your lunch break. What is ORCID and how can you benefit? Come and find out!

No registration required

The Coffee Lecture is held in German.

Coffee Lecture: ORCID – an introduction

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • 12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Main Library, Technikerstraße 4, 4th floor, group room
Glühbirnen

New: Our Library Blog is online

In our new blog, we talk about current topics in research and publishing.

Read about ORCID in our first blog post: What is ORCID and what benefits do you get from it. As June is all about ORCID, we will answer your questions about the ID for Researchers with this and another article later in June.

From now on, we present you exciting articles in our blog several times a month.

Bibliothekslogo mit ORCID-Schriftzug

June is our ORCID month

We dedicate June to the researcher identifier ORCID.

We provide information on the researcher ID via posts on our website and on our social media channels, with a cup of hot coffee at our first coffee lecture, and with step-by-step tutorials.

Stay up-to-date via our website or Facebook and Twitter!

www.facebook.com/bib.tugraz

www.twitter.com/bib_tugraz

May 2019

[Translate to Englisch:] Bücher in einem Regal. Bildquelle: TU Graz

Book Sale

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • 10 am to 6 pm
  • Main Library, Technikerstraße 4/Ground floor, 8010 Graz

We are selling outdated editions of our textbook collection and extra copies of various fields. 

Price: 1 €, 2 € or 5 € per book

 

The revenue is used to buy new textbooks.

TU Graz joins ORCID Consortium

TU Graz library is a founding member of the consortium and represents the university within this group. The library promotes the use of ORCID - the Open Researcher Contributor Identification.

The consortium's goal is to establish ORCID as the most important personal identifier for researchers in Austria. The identifier helps researchers to gain recognition for their publications and activities as ORCID clearly links them to their publications. The key advantage over other researcher-IDs is that ORCID is an institution independent from any commercial publishers. Researchers, therefore, have full control over their data. As a member of the ORCID consortium, TU Graz library provides comprehensive advice to researchers.

Do you have further questions about ORCID or want to know how to set up your ORCID ID? Please contact us!

service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

0316 873 ext. 6170 / ext. 6654

 

Logo des Streaming-Dienstes Kanopy

Kanopy – Video streaming powered by TU Graz library

With the newly licensed Kanopy database, numerous documentaries and films are freely accessible to TU Graz library patrons.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers thousands of films, documentaries and instructional videos, predominantly in English. TU Graz library has licensed all material tagged with "The Arts". You can access the database within the IP range of TU Graz or via VPN off-campus if you are a student or employee of TU Graz.

Browse through the wide range of films in Kanopy!

Architekturstudentin Anna-Lülja Praun im Zeichensaal, Archivfoto

Women Science Technology - 100 years of women at TU Graz

The exhibition "Women Science Technology" organized by the TU Graz Archive gives an insight into the history of emancipation at the University of Technology.

The so-called Glöckel Decree of 1919 allowed women in Austria to enroll in technical studies for the first time. In 1935, Martha Spiera was the first woman to graduate. After that, it was still a long way to go until the university appointed the first female professor, Karin Wilhelm in 1991. The exhibition revives the stories of all the remarkable female pioneers of TU Graz and presents current activities of the Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity.

The opening of the exhibition is part of the symposium celebrating 100 years of women at TU Graz.

Free admission

Exhibition opening:
Fri, May 10, 2019, 7 pm
Rechbauerstraße 12, foyer “Alte Technik”, basement
Registration requested at teilnahme@tugraz.at

Exhibition dates:
May 10 to 31, 2019