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5 December: UB closes at 6 pm
Published on:30 November 2021

5 December: UB closes at 6 pm because of the 'Sinterklaas' celebration

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (November 2021)
Published on:24 November 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (November 2021)

Working with LGBTQIA+ youth in the child welfare system
Published on:19 November 2021

Working with LGBTQIA+ youth in the child welfare system: Perspectives from youth and professionals edited by Mónica López López, Rodrigo González Álvarez, Mijntje ten Brummelaar, Kevin R.O. van Mierlo and Leo Wieldraaijer-Vincent published with UGP

Oxford's Very Short Introductions: trial until 31 december
Published on:16 November 2021

We now have trial access to Oxford's Very Short Introductions series until 31 December.

Stricter COVID measures: 450 study places available at UB City Centre
Published on:15 November 2021

As a result of the recently announced stricter measures, the UB now offers 450 study places.

Boeksymposium ‘Nieuws in beeld’ in UB Groningen
Published on:11 November 2021

Op vrijdag 26 november wordt het nieuwe boek van dr. Joop Koopmans gepresenteerd tijdens een minisymposium in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad. Dit boek heeft als titel: Het nieuws verbeeld: Oorlog en vrede in de titelprenten van de Europische Mercurius (1690-1750) .

Trial EU Law Live
Published on:09 November 2021

Until 1 December, you have access to the information platform for European law: EU Law Live.

Meet Alie Bijker, license manager
Published on:27 October 2021

Meet Alie Bijker, license manager at the University of Groningen Library.

Springer Nature open access deal: annual quota reached
Published on:25 October 2021

Springer Nature open access deal: annual quota reached

Celebrating openness: The Open Research Award event
Published on:21 October 2021

Join our online event on 28 October 2021 to celebrate the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible.

Trial Springer protocols (life and biomedical sciences)
Published on:13 October 2021

Trial Springer protocols until 30 November

The winners of the 2021 Open Research Awards
Published on:06 October 2021

3 winners of the 2021 Open Research Awards:

  • Hannah Dugdale+team: Repeatable, reproducible & open bioinformatics for biologists (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
  • Jan Anton Koster+team: SIMsalabim: An open-source drift-diffusion simulator for semiconductor devices (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
  • Andres Felipe Ramos Padilla: Astronomical databases and open practices to understand galaxies (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
UG subscribes to ‘Opening the Future’ programme
Published on:06 October 2021

The UG subscribed to the Opening the Future collective funding programme of Central European Press (CEU). The programme is a novel variant of the subscribe to open model (S2O) aimed at realizing a sustainable transition to open access for books.

Exam period: extended opening hours, UG only-weeks
Published on:06 October 2021

Exam period: the UB City Centre is only accessible to staff and student from the UG

‘En cambio de sus ‘Coplas’’. Two newly acquired collections of poetry by Hendrik de Vries
Published on:06 October 2021

Recently, the University Library of Groningen acquired two special collections of poetry volumes and handwritten texts by Hendrik de Vries, including a first edition of his Spaansche volksliederen [Spanish folk songs] and of Coplas, the poetry edition that made him famous.

In an online exhibition, David Veltman shows which inspiration De Vries got after his visits to Spain.

Trial Follow the Money
Published on:04 October 2021

Trial Follow the Money: investigate people, systems and organisations that misbehave and thus cause damage to society.

Rising uptake of open access at the UG/UMCG - Update September 2021
Published on:30 September 2021

In 2020, 69% of UG/UMCG peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings were open access - including gold (25%), hybrid (32%) and green (12%) open access. The share of open access publications rose from 64% in 2019, 55% in 2018, 51% in 2017 and 37% in 2016.

5 October: Draw of the Open Research Award winners
Published on:30 September 2021

The live draw of the 3 winners of the Open Research Award takes place on Tuesday, 5 October 2pm - 3 pm (14-15 CEST)

New issue Groningen Journal of International Law published
Published on:30 September 2021

New issue Groningen Journal of International Law published

Olaus Magnus’ Monstrous Creatures
Published on:24 September 2021

The Special Collections at Groningen University and Uppsala University are linked through their ownership of the two most famous works of the 16th-century Swedisch roman catholic scientists, cartographer and writer Olaus Magnus. This concerns his Carta Marina, printed in Venice in 1539 and now held by Uppsala University, and his book Description of the Northern Peoples (Historia De Gentibus Septentrionalibus, Earumque Diversis Statibus, Conditionibus, Moribus, Ritibus, Superstitionibus, Disciplinis) printed in Rome in 1555 and now held by Groningen University. The two objects are closely related, and this relationship becomes evident when focusing on one of the most interesting aspects of both works: their emphasis on sea monsters.

Participating in the Things That Matter summer school of prof. Raingard Esser, students Sanna Nyholt and Madelief Albers researched both works. They describe their findings in the beautifully illustrated online exhibition Olaus Magnus' monstrous creatures.

As of 27 September all study places available
Published on:23 September 2021

As of 27 September all study places in the UB will be available again

Reserving a study place at the UB is mandatory
Published on:16 September 2021

Please do not forget to scan the QR code on the table to:

* Check in when arriving at your table

* Check out when leaving.

Mussengang: the drawings of Bert Cornelius exhibited
Published on:15 September 2021

Bert Cornelius was world-famous in Groningen for illustrating the Mussengang serial, which appeared on the back cover of the Groningen university newspaper every week from August 1984 until June 1995. As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of what is now called the Ukrant , the University of Groningen Library nog exhibits a huge selection of Cornelius' Mussengang illustrations.

  • Exhibition University Library City Centre, Friday 17 September - Thursday 16 December 2021
Special Collections research room open for UG staff and students
Published on:15 September 2021

Limited reopening of Special Collections Research room for UG staff and students

Emerald agreement: approaching annual quota
Published on:13 September 2021

Emerald agreement: approaching annual quota in October 2021.

Highlights electronic collection: History, Classical Studies, Archaeology and Middle Eastern Studies.
Published on:07 September 2021

In the series 'Highlights from our electronic collection' we would like to present four titles on the subject of

New issue Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur published
Published on:02 September 2021

New issue Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur published

New issue Us Wurk published
Published on:02 September 2021

New issue Us Wurk published

Call for submissions: Open Research Award 2021 celebrates open research practices
Published on:31 August 2021

The annual Open Research Award organized by the University of Groningen Library and the Open Science Community Groningen celebrates the many ways in which academics make their research more accessible, transparent or reproducible. Call for submission open until 15 September.

Longer opening hours, more study places, easy reservation: the UB as of 1 September
Published on:31 August 2021

As a result of the relaxation of the corona measures, the number of study places in the University Library will be increased in the coming period. The opening hours of the UB City Centre will be extended; coffee corners and terraces will be open again. The UB Zernike will reopen on 1 September.

Two more journals of University of Groningen Press included in DOAJ
Published on:26 August 2021

Two more journals of University of Groningen Press included in DOAJ

The Wittewierum Library
Published on:12 August 2021

The Library of Wittewierum is a thing of the past. For centuries now. It only existed as long as there was an abbey there. In 1561, that abbey was dissolved. Its last remains vanished in the 19th century. Some books from its library have survived, though. Even more than we thought.

On our weblog Gauronica, curator Special Collections Adrie van der Laan describes what we can learn about the Bloemhof abbey through the Wittewierum Chronicle, written in the thirteenth century by abbot Emo.

New articles published in European Journal of Life Writing
Published on:13 July 2021

New articles published in European Journal of Life Writing

New volume Palaeohistoria published
Published on:13 July 2021

New volume Palaeohistoria published

Opening hours libraries during summer
Published on:08 July 2021

Opening hours libraries during summer

Four new Nature journals available
Published on:08 July 2021

The University of Groningen Library now has access to four new Nature journals.

Rechtsorde vernieuwd; verplichte registratie vanaf 15 juli opgeheven
Published on:06 July 2021

Rechtsorde vernieuwd

Highlights electronic collection: Language and Literature
Published on:06 July 2021

In the series 'Highlights from our electronic collection' we would like to present four titles on the subject of Language & Literature.

"Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography" published with UGP
Published on:01 July 2021

"Skateboarding in Seoul" is a portrait about a booming street culture written by UG author Sander Hölsgens (Faculty of Arts) published with University of Groningen Press.

Queen Victoria's Journals: now license for UG
Published on:30 June 2021

After a trial, Queen Victoria's Journals is now in licence for the UG

Digital exhibition: Yesse and traces of a rich heritage
Published on:29 June 2021

For a period of almost 400 years (1215–1594), Essen was home to the Cistercian convent of Yesse. This was the second largest monastery in the province of Groningen and one of the largest convents in the medieval Netherlands. It owned no less than 850 hectares of land and was granted special status as a pilgrimage site because of the miracles that had taken place there.

As you can read in the seven stories that make up th digital exhibition Yesse and traces of a rich heritage, the University of Groningen Library is home to a number of the most precious of these remnants.

New: VoteWatch Europe
Published on:29 June 2021

You now have access to VoteWatch Europe. VoteWatch Europe is an independent organisation set up to promote better debates and greater transparency in EU decision-making, by providing easy access to, and analysis of, the votes and other activities of the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers.

Open Research Award celebrates open research practices
Published on:24 June 2021

The University of Groningen Library (UB) and the Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG) organize the annual Open Research Award to celebrate open research practices.

UG and UMCG authors falling prey to fraudulent/predatory publishing practices
Published on:24 June 2021

The open access support teams of the University Library and Central Medical Library have recently come across four cases of predatory/fraudulent publishing behaviour at the expense of UG/UMCG authors.

More than 1,000 datasets registered in Pure
Published on:23 June 2021

Recently, the metadata information of more than 1,300 datasets became available on the UG research portal, 1,000 of which are open data.

Exhibition: Material evidence in the incunabula of the University of Groningen Library
Published on:18 June 2021

Among the oldest books in the University of Groningen Library are the incunabula , the ‘first generation’ of printed books (printed before 1501). These imposing Bibles, carefully printed classical texts and humble devotional works have a long history of use. For centuries, they have been owned, read, cherished or neglected by different individuals. They changed hands, and were restored and adapted to various needs.
PhD student Anna de Bruyn did extensive research into the incunabula in the University of Groningen Library. She created a beautiful online exhibition about her discoveries.

New issue Krisis published
Published on:16 June 2021

New issue Krisis published

Upgrade from LION to One Literature
Published on:08 June 2021

New: The extensive database Online Literature will replace LION (Literature Online)

Meet Doetsje Brouwer, Pure Support Specialist
Published on:04 June 2021

Meet Doetsje Brouwer, Pure Support Specialist

New series: highlights from our electronic collection
Published on:03 June 2021

Next to an extensive printed collection, the University of Groningen Library also offers a large selection of e-books and e-journals.

Nieuwe digitale tentoonstelling van Bijzondere Collecties: Erasmus & Luther in Frisia
Published on:31 May 2021

In onze nieuwe digitale tentoonstelling laten we de reis van onze Lutherbijbel zien tegen de achtergrond van de verschillende eigenaren die dit boek heeft gehad.

Dit bijzondere exemplaar van Erasmus’ Novum Testamentum uit 1527 heeft in de kantlijn persoonlijke reacties van Maarten Luther en Regnerus Praedinius op de vertaling van Erasmus .

Special Collections on NPO Radio 1
Published on:27 May 2021

On Sunday 23 May, Dutch public broadcaster VPRO featured the beautiful radio documentary Het Spoor Terug: De geschiedenis van het vrouwelijk orgasme [The Way Back: The History of the Female Orgasm] by Lotte van Gaalen . In the documentary, UG historian Dr Karen Hollewand , an expert on the history of sexuality in the early modern period (ca. 1450-1800), speaks from the Special Collections research room of the University Library.

UB open again during evening and weekends
Published on:27 May 2021

As of 31 May the UB will be open again during evening and weekends

New ebooks from Open Book Publishers
Published on:25 May 2021

The University of Groningen Library is a member of Open Book Publishers. On this platform, recently two interesting new titles were added.

Trial Bloomsbury Cultural History
Published on:18 May 2021

Trial Bloomsbury Cultural History

New volume European Journal of Life Writing published
Published on:18 May 2021

New volume European Journal of Life Writing published

New journal in University of Groningen Press: Mistral
Published on:17 May 2021

New journal in University of Groningen Press: Mistral

Third journal of University of Groningen Press included in DOAJ
Published on:17 May 2021

Third journal of University of Groningen Press included in DOAJ

New: The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment
Published on:12 May 2021

New issue Brill's New Pauly Supplements: The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment

Additional study places available as of 3 May
Published on:29 April 2021

More than 100 extra study places available as of 3 May

Trail Kanopy: educational videos
Published on:15 April 2021

Kanopy is a platform containing streaming videos for education with more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos. Subjects are e.g. architecture, film studies, literature, European studies, Latin America studies, etc.

Update: study places UB
Published on:14 April 2021

Studyplaces UB

Interview with Alma Erenstein
Published on:13 April 2021

For the Open Science Blog we interviewed Alma Erenstein , Funding Officer at the Faculty of Law. We discussed what her role as a funding officer consists of and how developments in the field of open science affect the grant application process.

UB closing days May
Published on:12 April 2021

he UB will be closed on: 5 May (Liberation Day), 13 May (Ascension Day), 24 May (Whitsun), 25 May (maintenance work)

Good Friday and Easter: Opening hours UB
Published on:01 April 2021

Opening hours UB Good Friday and Easter

The material aspects of incunabula
Published on:19 March 2021

In January and February 2021, in the Special Collections room of the UB Groningen, Anna de Bruyn studied part of the incunabula for material aspects that were added to the books over the centuries and that are unique to each copy. This could include handwritten notes, decorations, owners’ inscriptions and bindings.

New issue Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur published
Published on:18 March 2021

New issue Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur published

British Library 19th Century Collection available in open access
Published on:17 March 2021

British Library 19th Century Collection available in open access

Update: More study places available for vulnerable students
Published on:02 March 2021

More study places available for vulnerable students

All 2020 UG dissertations digitally available
Published on:23 February 2021

All UG dissertations from 2020 - 591 in total - have been received in digital format.

New way of displaying UG research output
Published on:19 February 2021

The UG is going to change the way in which it presents its research output, with the current UG research database to be replaced by a research portal. The new portal will be launched on 19 February.

Collection of Dutch historical prints made accessible
Published on:18 February 2021

In 2020, Mr G.A. Biezeveld and Mrs E. Biezeveld-Dikshoorn donated their beautiful collection of 718 Dutch historical prints created by over 200 artists to the University Library Groningen (UB). The inventory of these prints was recently completed and the collection is now accessible to researchers, lecturers, students and other interested parties. The prints collection, which has been named Biezeveld - Van den Steenhoven, can be consulted at the UB Department of Special Collections.

Request-a-copy in 2020
Published on:16 February 2021

Request-a-copy enables users of the UG research database to request publications that are not yet full text available (because of an embargo or restriction). In 2020 a total of 1523 request-a-copy requests were received, an average of 127 per month ! In 71% of these cases the authors agreed to share the full text.

New light on Zernike through unknown archive
Published on:16 February 2021

On our blog Gauronica, Annelies Noordhof-Hoorn tells about het exciting foray into the sixteen boxes that appeared to sit in the Special Collections vault.

UB closed due to weather alarm
Published on:14 February 2021

Due to the ‘code red’ weather alarm issued by KNMI, the University of Groningen Library (UB) will be closed on Monday 15 February.

Opening hours Selfservice extented
Published on:11 February 2021

Opening hours Selfservice extented as of 15 February

New: Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection
Published on:09 February 2021

New in our collection: Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection

Read & Publish agreement Company of Biologists
Published on:01 February 2021

Read & Publish agreement Company of Biologists including journals Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology and free and uncapped publishing of Gold Open Access research articles for all corresponding authors under CC-BY licence terms, with authors retaining copyright

Read and publish agreement with Biochemical Society (Portland Press)
Published on:28 January 2021

New read and publish agreement with Biochemical Society (Portland Press)

New licence: Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology
Published on:26 January 2021

Starting January 2021, the university library has taken a licence on the Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology .

Groningen Digital Competence Centre receives NWO start-up grant
Published on:25 January 2021

Groningen Digital Competence Centre receives NWO start-up grant

Renew your personal account for the New York Times
Published on:20 January 2021

Reminder: Access to New York Times articles, time to renew your personal account.

New collections in Adam Matthew
Published on:19 January 2021

New collections in Adam Matthew: Children's Literature and Culture, Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions in Victorian Britain, Early Modern England, Nineteenth Century Literary Society, Sex and Sexuality, Mass Observation Project: 1980s, Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia:1963-1966, Food and Drink in History, East India Company: India Office Record, Medical Services and Warfare

Open access agreement Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Published on:14 January 2021

Agreement UG with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Bijzondere Collecties als onderwijsmateriaal
Published on:14 January 2021

RUG-docenten Frank Harbers en Huub Wijfjes gebruikten boeken, kranten en pamfletten uit onze Bijzondere Collecties voor hun online collegereeks Media History. Het leverde twee interessante filmpjes op, waarover de studenten erg enthousiast waren.

New journal in University of Groningen Press: Krisis
Published on:15 December 2020

New journal in University of Groningen Press: Krisis, open access journal for contemporary philosophy

Study rooms UB closed due to new covid measures
Published on:15 December 2020

Study rooms UB closed due to new covid measures

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (December 2020)
Published on:14 December 2020

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (December 2020)

Opening hours UB City Centre during the holidays
Published on:08 December 2020

Opening hours B during the holidays. Pleae note: last week of the year we're closed

Maximum number of open access articles Oxford University Press has been reached
Published on:03 December 2020

The maximum number of free-of-charge open access articles by UG authors published with Oxford University Press in 2020 will soon be reached.

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