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Reopening Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen
Published on:02 July 2020

Monday 6 July, the Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (DNPP) will partly reopen. Visitors are welcome - by appointment only

Special Collections research room open for UG staff and students
Published on:25 June 2020

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

Study places UB City Centre available; extended opening hours for services
Published on:25 June 2020

From Monday 29 June, the UB City Centre will reopen in phases. UG students can reserve a study place for two half-day periods per week

Extension accessibility printers UB City Centre
Published on:24 June 2020

As of Monday 29 June, the accessibility of the printers at UB City Centre now continues into the afternoon. Due to the necessary corona measures, a printer must be reserved in advance.

New Open Research Award celebrates open research practices
Published on:22 June 2020

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

Rising uptake of open access at the UG/UMCG
Published on:11 June 2020

The overall share of UG/UMCG open access publications rose from 37% in 2016 to 64% in 2019.

New issues available of Subseciva Groningana and Theologia Reformata
Published on:11 June 2020

Of two journals published by University of Groningen Press, (part of) volume 2019 is now digitally available. It concerns volume 2019 of Subseciva Groningana and issue 1 of volume 2019 of Theologia Reformata .

NWO launches fund to support the publication of open access books
Published on:04 June 2020

NWO supports the publication of academic monographs, edited volumes and book chapters.

Special Collections as Humanity Lab
Published on:27 May 2020

In these corona times, the UG is still closed for the most part but, as a first step, its laboratories have reopened. The Special Collections research room at the UB belongs to this category too. Is that strange? Not really, because the Special Collections department is the laboratory where you can research humanity.

Online workshops and instructions offered by the UB
Published on:22 May 2020

Numerous instructions and workshops offered for UG staff are available online.

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier initiate world’s first national Open Science partnership
Published on:22 May 2020

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, have formed a novel partnership that includes publishing and reading services as well as the joint development of new open science services for disseminating and evaluating knowledge.

New open access book series “Global Cultures and Politics” published with UGP
Published on:18 May 2020

UGP and the University Press of University of the Frontier (Chili) co-publish new open access book series “Global Cultures and Politics”

UG board happy with the UB services
Published on:18 May 2020

Member of the board Hans Biemans visited the University of Groningen Library staff members still working behind the scenes in the UB City Centre. They see to it that returned books are taken in safely, and requested books are positioned in the Self service A section to be picked up by our users. Also, the research room of the Special Collections department is open again to UG staff and students.

Recluses, not only in these times...
Published on:18 May 2020

During these times of crisis, most of us have become shut-ins. But history shows that we are far from the only ones to stay indoors for an extended period of time.
UB staff member Wim Braakman wrote an article for our weblog Gauronica about recluses through the centuries, from Simeon the Stylite through friar Hugo , who has been living as a recluse in Warfhuizen for the last 18 years.

Trial Oxford Chemistry Primers
Published on:12 May 2020

Trial Oxford Chemistry Primers

Update Research Output Program 2020
Published on:01 May 2020

The University Library has identified the Faculties' needs and priorities regarding Pure and proposed the 2020 Research Output program as a result of this process. The Research Output 2020 (RO2020) program started with the appointment of project manager Ben Eefting on 1 September 2019. The steering group includes representatives from the faculties of the RUG, UMCG and UB.

Trial Oxford Scholarly Editions online
Published on:29 April 2020

Trial Oxford Scholarly Editions online

Unique posters with Nazi propaganda in the UB
Published on:29 April 2020

The vault of the Special Collections department of the University of Groningen Library holds more than 70 posters with propaganda slogans from the Nazi period. These often richly illustrated posters were distributed in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation under the motto Slogan of the workling week.

Trial Shanghai Database
Published on:28 April 2020

Trial Shanghai Database

Special issue of Journal of Virtual Exchange published
Published on:28 April 2020

Special issue of Journal of Virtual Exchange published

Trial Oxford Politics Trove & Law Trove
Published on:22 April 2020

Trial Oxford Politics Trove & Law Trove

Save time and increase your visibility with an ORCID iD
Published on:21 April 2020

Save time and increase your visibility with an ORCID iD

Trial Digitalia Hispánica
Published on:15 April 2020

Trial Digitalia Hispánica

Extended access to publishers' material
Published on:09 April 2020

Several publishers and providers have temporarily extended digital access to their material in these special circumstances, following a request by ICOLC, the international federation of library consortiums.

New license Gale Reference Complete
Published on:08 April 2020

Gale Reference Complete

International Law, International Relations en Political Science added to Oxford Bibliographies online
Published on:08 April 2020

International Law, International Relations en Political Science added to Oxford Bibliographies online

University of Groningen Press publishes first open access scholarly book
Published on:07 April 2020

UGP publishes first academic open access book. First English translation of Achenwall's Prolegomena iuris naturalis published open access. Editor: Pauline Kleingeld, translator: Corinna Vermeulen

New: access to SciFinder-n
Published on:23 March 2020

The University Library now offers access to SciFinder-n: an upgrade to SciFinder, the chemistry and molecular science database.

Is your research on COVID-19 open access?
Published on:19 March 2020

Are you a researcher at the University of Groningen and are you interested in making your article on COVID 19 available open access, please contact us at openaccess rug.nl.

Publishers make coronavirus (COVID-19) content freely available
Published on:19 March 2020

Publishers make coronavirus (COVID-19) content freely available

New volume Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies published
Published on:19 March 2020

Newvolume Yearbook for Ritual and Liturgical Studies published

1000th request-a-copy request received!
Published on:11 March 2020

On February 27, the request-a-copy service reached a nice milestone: the 1000th request!

PhD Day at the UB on 7 May: Skill booster for early career researchers
Published on:10 March 2020

PhD Day at the UB Groningen on 7 May

Lustrum UB405 successful: a retrospective
Published on:10 March 2020

Half a year after the foundation of the Academy in Groningen in 1614, a library was also founded. The foundation of this Academy library took place on 28 February 1615.
Over half a year after the anniversary celebrations of the UG, the University Library also celebrated its 405th birthday with several festivities at the UB City Centre, open for our users and for the residents of the city of Groningen and its surroundings.

New issue Groningen Journal of International Law published
Published on:05 March 2020

New issue Groningen Journal of International Law published

Trial Multimedia Fluid Mechanics
Published on:27 February 2020

Trial Multimedia Fluid Mechanics Mathematics, Engineering, Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics, Thermal-Fluids Engineering

Openstelling van het Hofstede-archief
Published on:18 February 2020

Vrijdag 14 maart 2020 vond in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad de feestelijke en drukbezochte openstelling van het Geert Hofstede-archief plaats. De bijeenkomst was tegelijkertijd een herdenking: twee dagen ervoor was de sociaal-psycholoog op 91-jarige leeftijd helaas overleden.

New issue Open Science Newsletter is out
Published on:17 February 2020

Our new Open Science Newsletter - February 2019 - is out! With information about the upcoming symposium on open access book publishing, an interview with Dr Ineke Wessel about open science research practices, the new NWO data management protocol, recent open access agreements and more.

New blogpost: rare engravings
Published on:13 February 2020

New blogpost: rare engravings

New open access agreements Dutch Universities with Brill ánd IOS Press
Published on:11 February 2020

Dutch Universities and Brill reach Transformative Agreement open access

Meet Margreet Nieborg, publishing consultant for University of Groningen Press
Published on:07 February 2020

Meet Margreet Nieborg, publishing consultant for University of Groningen Press

Unique archives in the University of Groningen Library
Published on:04 February 2020

Groningen. The archives of the world-renowned scientific pioneer, Geert Hofstede, will be opened on the 14th of February at the University of Groningen Library in Groningen, The Netherlands.Hofstede ranks in the top 15 of the most quoted social scientists worldwide. Eleven universities have bestowed him with honorary doctorates, making him one of the most noted alumni of the University of Groningen. In 2011, he received a knighthood in the order of the Dutch Lion, the highest civil honour bestowed by the queen.

Expansion journals Oxford University Press
Published on:30 January 2020

Expansion journals Oxford University Press

New issue Ancient Narrative published
Published on:29 January 2020

New issue Ancient Narrative published

New virtual exhibitions: Fraternalis Amor
Published on:29 January 2020

New virtual exhibitions: Fraternalis Amor

PeerJ institutional publishing plan renewed
Published on:28 January 2020

PeerJ institutional publishing plan renewed

New read and publish agreement with Biochemical Society (Portland Press)
Published on:28 January 2020

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

All digital dissertations received in 2019!
Published on:21 January 2020

All UG-dissertation from 2019 have been received in digital format. The PhD-regulations require that PhD-students submit the printed and digital versions of their dissertations at least three weeks prior to the promotion date. Most PhD-students adhere to this rule perfectly, but in some cases a lot of reminders are necessary to bring the PhD-student to submit the digital version of his or her dissertation. Recently however, the mission for 2019 was accomplished: all dissertations for 2019 (546 in total) have been received in a digital version!

New open access agreement between UG and IOP Publishing
Published on:21 January 2020

The University of Groningen and IOP Publishing have signed a read and publish agreement. The agreement gives UG students and researchers reading access to the full IOPP journal portfolio and allows UG authors to publish open access in 42 of IOPP’s journals at no extra cost.

University of Groningen Press: first journal included in DOAJ
Published on:21 January 2020

Since early January 2020, European Journal of Life Writing (EJLW) has been included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

New open access deal with Elsevier
Published on:16 January 2020

The VSNU and Elsevier have reached a new framework agreement. The agreement provides Dutch-affiliated researchers with reading access to Elsevier’s full journal portfolio and allows unlimited open access publication in more than 2,000 Elsevier journals – including fully open access ones. Compared to the previous deal, the number of journals where researchers can publish open access for free has been expanded significantly.

UG becomes sponsoring member of SciPost and Punctum Press
Published on:16 January 2020

As of January 2020 the University of Groningen Library became a sponsoring member of two new diamond open access initiatives: SciPost and Punctum Books. The UB is honored to be sponsoring these reputable publishing platforms that are fully dedicated to advancing open access and experimenting with new models for scholarly publishing.

New VSNU deal with Walter de Gruyter
Published on:16 January 2020

New VSNU deal with Walter de Gruyter

New issue Us Wurk published
Published on:16 January 2020

New issue Us Wurk published

First popular-scientific book published with UGP
Published on:14 January 2020

'Cultuur². Cultuuronderwijs in het VO' written by UG researcher Barend van Heusden and the co-authors Astrid Rass and Jeroen Tansbiedt is the first popular-scientific book published with the University of Groningen Press (UGP).

New York Times now also available via the UB!
Published on:09 January 2020

Now you can enjoy seamless, full access to NYTimes.com, INYT.com and NYT mobile apps from any location, on or off campus, just by logging into your NYTimes.com account.

Adam Matthew: primary sources for teaching and research
Published on:08 January 2020

Trial Adam Matthew: primary sources for teaching and research

Sharing publications via the repository is given an extra boost
Published on:07 January 2020

At the end of 2019, Dutch universities decided to permanently continue the pilot "You Share, We Take Care" implementing Article 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act (Taverne Amendment).

Problems SmartCat
Published on:07 January 2020

Currently, SmartCat does not work well within the UG buildings and with users who have KPN as their provider.

Exam period: opening hours UB
Published on:07 January 2020

Exam periods: opening hours UB

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach framework agreement
Published on:19 December 2019

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and information and analytics business Elsevier have reached a framework agreement.

Drukke weken bij Bijzondere Collecties
Published on:19 December 2019
Vrijdag 13 december brachten de weduwe, zoon & partner en zus van grafisch vormgever Wim Crouwel een bezoek aan de overzichtstentoonstelling 'Wim Crouwel: grafische vormgeving een noodzaak'.
Dinsdag 17 december hield archeologe Berna van Wijk de boeiende lezing 'Middeleeuws boekbeslag, archeologie vanuit het hart van de UB'.
The University Library during the holidays
Published on:11 December 2019

The University Library during the holidays 2019/2020

Springer OA deal: annual quota reached
Published on:09 December 2019

Springer Nature open access deal reached annual quota

The Central Medical Library (CMB) is moving
Published on:27 November 2019

The Central Medical Library (CMB) is moving to the Faculty building at the beginning of 2020.

Annual review University Library 2017/18
Published on:26 November 2019

Annual review University Library 2017/18

New Journal in UGP: Journal of Virtual Exchange
Published on:26 November 2019

New Journal in UGP: Journal of Virtual Exchange

Hand in your used clothes for O-Swap!
Published on:21 November 2019

O-Swap is an event in which students can swap clothes they don't wear anymore. It is an USVA initiative; on 4 December it will take place for the eigth time.

Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 November, both days from 3-6 pm, there is the opportunity to hand in your used clothes in the stairwell on the 1st floor of the UB City Centre.

Opening tentoonstelling Bakens in het landschap; 50 jaar strijd voor de oude Groninger kerken
Published on:20 November 2019

De Stichting Oude Groninger Kerkenviert dit jaar een lustrum: 50 jaar geleden opgericht om het tij te keren, is het nu een onmisbaar instituut in en om Groningen. De UB besteedt aandacht aan het jubileum door een selectie en overzicht uit eigen collecties te tonen van het werk en de publicaties van de stichting.

UG researchers receive 'Request-a-copy' award
Published on:08 November 2019

UG researchers receive 'Request-a-copy' award

Trial Adam Matthew: primary sources for teaching and research
Published on:05 November 2019

Trial Adam Matthew: primary sources for teaching and research

New tool for impactful science communication
Published on:01 November 2019

New tool for impactful science communication

Geslaagde eerste lezing in nieuwe serie 'Schatten...'
Published on:31 October 2019

In de lezingenreeks Schatten uit de Universiteitsbibliotheek wordt lopend of afgerond onderzoek naar materiaal van de afdeling Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteitsbibliotheek gepresenteerd in de aanwezigheid van de objecten in kwestie. Dinsdag 29 oktober werd het spits afgebeten door prof. dr. Sabrina Corbellini met haar lezing De ontdekking van de wereld.

Meet Joost Driesens, bibliographic management specialist
Published on:29 October 2019

Meet Joost Driesens, bibliographic management specialist at the University of Groningen Library.

Bijzondere Collecties op de Dag van de Groninger Geschiedenis
Published on:22 October 2019

De afdeling Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen was prominent aanwezig op de Dag van de Groninger Geschiedenis 2019. Op dezelfde dag won RUG-studente geschiedenis Elvira Ambrosius de publieksprijs van de Scriptieprijs Groninger Geschiedenis met haar scriptie waarvoor ze dankbaar gebruik maakte van de digitale collecties van de UB.

New Journal in UGP: Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur
Published on:21 October 2019

New Journal in UGP: Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur

New trial: Oxford Historical Treaties
Published on:15 October 2019

Oxford Historical Treaties (OHT) is the premier resource for historical treaty research and home to the full text of The Consolidated Treaty Series, the only comprehensive collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919. Available via the Oxford Public International Law platform, OHT is cross-searchable with Oxford’s leading public international law resources and benefits from a modern, intuitive interface and sophisticated functionality.

Exam periods: opening hours UB
Published on:15 October 2019

Exam periods: opening hours UB en UB Zernike

New lectures series: Treasures from the University Library
Published on:10 October 2019

In the lecture series Treasures from the University Library, researchers using material from our Special Collections talk about their research, while the objects in question are also present.

New virtual exhibitions: Four Groningen manuscripts
Published on:07 October 2019

New virtual exhibitions: Four Groningen manuscripts

New issue Open Science Newsletter is out
Published on:01 October 2019

Our new Open Science Newsletter - October 2019 - is out! With information about the upcoming symposium on open science research practices, an introduction of the University's open access ambassadors, new open acces figures, workshops, deald and more.

New UG open access figures 2018
Published on:25 September 2019

New UG open access figures 2018 Open access at the University of Groningen 2016-2018 New UG open access figures 2018

Nieuw: de Bibliotheekapp wijst de weg
Published on:24 September 2019

In de reeds enkele jaren bestaande mobiele app van de Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen is een nieuwe functionaliteit toegevoegd: vanaf nu wijst de app de weg naar waar een boek zich bevindt, dat de gebruiker zojuist in de catalogus heeft gevonden.

Groningse 'Merian' te bewonderen in de Nieuwe Kerk te Amsterdam
Published on:19 September 2019

Van 5 oktober 2019 tot en met 2 februari 2020 is in de Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam een grote tentoonstelling over Suriname te bezichtigen. Een van de topstukken zal het Groningse exemplaar van het beroemde werk van Maria Sibylla Merian over de Surinaamse insectenwereld zijn.

Meet Shaya Abdolahzadeh, Research Impact Specialist
Published on:30 August 2019

Meet Shaya Abdolahzadeh, Research Impact Specialist at the University of Groningen Library.

Reuse of copyrighted course materials in the classroom
Published on:28 August 2019

Under certain conditions, you may (re)use copyrighted material in your teaching. If you do not comply with these conditions, this will have financial consequences for your faculty.

Deelname Bijzondere Collecties aan Historici Dagen
Published on:14 August 2019

Deelname Bijzondere Collecties aan Historici Dagen

Digital Media: Life-Changing Online
Published on:14 August 2019

Digital Media: Life-Changing Online

New open access deal with Royal Society of Chemistry
Published on:13 August 2019

New Read and Publish agreement with Royal Society of Chemistry.

Laatste nummer van Pictogram verschenen
Published on:17 July 2019

Deze week is het allerlaatste nummer verschenen van Pictogram, het ICT-magazine van de RUG, gezamenlijk uitgegeven door de Universiteitsbibliotheek en het Centrum voor Informatietechnologie (CIT).

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