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Library Guides: New look and feel
Published on:19 May 2022

LibGuides Library Guides literature guides subject guides

Questions on copyright? Ask the Copyright Information Point
Published on:18 May 2022

Questions on copyright? Ask the Copyright Information Point

Diamond open access fund launched for UG and UMCG authors
Published on:12 May 2022

Diamond open access fund launched for UG and UMCG authors

Join us in '350 years Bommen Berend'- the clip!
Published on:08 May 2022

At the end of August there will be 'Party in Stad': the 350th anniversary of the liberation of Groningen in 1672, after a long siege by Bernhard van Galen, bishop of Münster, better known as Bommen Berend.

To bring the festivities to everyone's attention, the team that was once responsible for the famous University of Groningen Lipdub has joined forces again to make another spectacular clip!

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (April 2022)
Published on:26 April 2022

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight February 2022: 'Speech Prosody: The Musical, Magical Quality of Speech'.

Humanity Hits 2: The Wittewierum chronicle
Published on:26 April 2022

This manuscript dates from the thirteenth century. It was written by the oldest Groninger we know personally: Emo of Huizinge.

Open Research Award celebrates open research practices
Published on:25 April 2022

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

Het klooster Yesse: twee tentoonstellingen
Published on:12 April 2022

In twee tentoonstellingen besteedt de Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen aandacht aan voormalig klooster Yesse in Haren: een fysieke expositie in het UB-gebouw en een online expositie. Beide tentoonstellingen maken deel uit van het driedaagse evenement Van Yesse naar Sint Jan, middeleeuwse mirakelen in kerk en klooster, in Essen/Haren en Groningen, donderdag-zaterdag 28-30 april 2022. Op het programma van dit evenement staan verder een processie van Yesse naar de Martinikerk, lezingen, een film, een catalogus- en boekpresentatie, een expositie in de Martinikerk en de uitvoering van de Caesarius-cantate en andere muziekstukken.

Toegang tot de collectie Wijchers
Published on:07 April 2022

In de Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen bevindt zich een zeer gevarieerde verzameling geestelijke liedboeken uit de 17e tot en met 20e eeuw uit vele landen, vergezeld van een theologische handbibliotheek. De collectie van ca 15000 banden heeft een internationaal en interkerkelijk karakter. Meer dan de helft van de boeken blijkt niet aanwezig te zijn in andere Nederlandse bibliotheken.

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (March 2022)
Published on:21 March 2022

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight February 2022: 'Speech Prosody: The Musical, Magical Quality of Speech'.

New: all journals of Amsterdam University Press
Published on:03 March 2022

The University of Groningen Library has acquired a new (Surf) license for 3 years on all journals of Amsterdam University Press . Some of the journals have been made open access through the Subscribe to Open (S2O) OA model . AUP has committed to 'flip' at least one journal to open access every year.

New deals for access to scientific journals and open access publishing
Published on:28 February 2022

UKB consortium signs new deals for access to scientific journals and open access publishing

Trial Springer Protocols
Published on:23 February 2022

Trial Springer Protocols

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (February 2022)
Published on:22 February 2022

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight February 2022: 'Speech Prosody: The Musical, Magical Quality of Speech'.

Open access book fund launched for UG and UMCG authors
Published on:16 February 2022

Open access book fund launched for UG authors

New trial subscription to NEJM Evidence
Published on:08 February 2022

New trial subscription to NEJM Evidence

Martin Luther: bookwurm or depressed soul?
Published on:08 February 2022

Was Martin Luther a quiet bookworm, engrossed in his Bible study, or a controversial angry man?
Read it on our Gaurinica blog!

Special issue 'Stuttering' of Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie published
Published on:03 February 2022

Special issue 'Stuttering' of Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie published

New resources added to Adam Matthew Explorer
Published on:27 January 2022

Adam Matthew contains primary sources for teaching and research (books, articles, photographs, newspapers, reports, letters, etc.), from the 15th to 21st centuries. To our license, the following collections have been added: Colonial Caribbean: Settlement, Slavery and Empire, 1624-1832 / Central Asia, Persia and Afghanistan, 1834-1922 / The Gilded Age and Progressive Era / Mass Observation Project: 1990s

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (January 2022)
Published on:26 January 2022

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight January 2022

Request-a-copy in 2021
Published on:25 January 2022

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 2021 a total of 1,174 request-a-copy requests were received.

All 2021 UG dissertations digitally available
Published on:24 January 2022

All UG dissertations from 2021 - 640 in total - have been received in digital format.

UB toont Groninger margedrukwerk uit eigen collectie
Published on:20 January 2022

Terwijl de grafische industrie in Groningen steeds meer bedreigd wordt door de komst van internet, bloeit het marginale drukwerk als nooit tevoren. Door de inzet van tientallen Groninger margedrukkers blijft de kennis van de historische druktechnieken behouden. Niet alleen hun materialen maken deel uit van het industriële erfgoed van de stad, maar ook hun documentatie, kennis en ervaring.

In deze tentoonstelling wordt een selectie getoond uit het werk van vier Groninger margedrukkers. Het werk van Elze ter Harkel, Marlies Louwes, Dick Ronner en Hester Verkruissen geeft een goed beeld van het gevarieerde drukwerk dat in Groningen gemaakt én verzameld wordt.

UG supports open access initiative by MIT Press
Published on:18 January 2022

The UG became a sponsoring member of Direct to Open (D2O), an initiative by MIT Press.

Access EU Law Live
Published on:17 January 2022

Following the trial in december last, the UB gained a license for EU Law Live, an information platform in the field of European law.

Ethnologue: Languages of the world
Published on:17 January 2022

Ethnologue: Languages of the world

Meet Evert Jan Reker, information and collection specialist for the Special Collections
Published on:14 January 2022

The University of Groningen Library (UB) holds approximately 3.5 million printed books. Some of these belong to the so-called Special Collections . Evert Jan Reker is an information and collection specialist for the Special Collections and works with these rare, valuable, and antique collection pieces.

Exam period: extended opening hours, UG only-weeks
Published on:11 January 2022

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

Open science practices in different disciplines - An interview with Prof Jan-Willem Romeijn and Dr Titus Stahl, Faculty of Philosophy
Published on:11 January 2022

The University of Groningen sees the development of open science as one of its priorities for the next 5 years. In this series of interviews, we explore the status of open science at the different UG faculties. Next up: the Faculty of Philosophy.

OA agreements with Rockefeller University Press, Benjamins and Future Science Group
Published on:11 January 2022

As of January 2022, UG/UMCG authors can benefit from new Read & Publish agreements the University of Groningen and the UMCG closed with publishers Rockefeller University Press, John Benjamins and the Future Science Group.

Opening hours UB during lockdown and holiday break
Published on:18 December 2021

Opening hours UB during the holidays.

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (December 2021)
Published on:15 December 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight December 2021

Humanity Hits: The Luther bible
Published on:13 December 2021

In our film series Humanity Hits , the first subject is the so-called Luther bible from our Special Collections.
Martin Luther once held this book in his own hands. He wrote in it too, in response to the text. Others after him followed suit. The book is an edition of the New Testament, translated into Latin by Erasmus of Rotterdam. He did not like the existing translation and so, in 1516, he made a better one. In 1527, this fourth edition appeared in Basel. Luther bought a copy. This copy.

New: access to 'Het Financieele Dagblad' (FD Online)
Published on:07 December 2021

Access to Het Financieele Dagblad (FD Online)

New cluster published in European Journal of Life Writing
Published on:07 December 2021

New cluster published in European Journal of Life Writing

3000th gift from Jan Noorlandt
Published on:02 December 2021

On 30 November 2021 the University Library received the 3000th gift from Jan Noorlandt, archivist at the Christelijke Hogeschool in Ede. The publications mainly concern Theology, Groningen printed books and beautiful children's books from the years 1850 - 1950.

Book series 'Netherlands Studies in Ritual and Liturgy' open access available through UGP
Published on:02 December 2021

Book series 'Netherlands Studies in Ritual and Liturgy' open access available in UGP

New issue Mistral published
Published on:26 November 2021

New issue Mistral published

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.

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (October 2021)
Published on:26 October 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (October 2021)

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

‘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.

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

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)
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

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (September 2021)
Published on:20 September 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (September 2021)

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
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 Us Wurk published
Published on:02 September 2021

New issue Us Wurk published

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

New issue Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur 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

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (August 2021)
Published on:23 August 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (August 2021)

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 volume Palaeohistoria published
Published on:13 July 2021

New volume Palaeohistoria published

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

New articles published in European Journal of Life Writing

Four new Nature journals available
Published on:08 July 2021

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

Opening hours libraries during summer
Published on:08 July 2021

Opening hours libraries during summer

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.

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (July 2021)
Published on:06 July 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (April 2021)

"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

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.

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.

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

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (April 2021)
Published on:19 April 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (April 2021)

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

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

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (March 2021)

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.

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (February 2021)
Published on:17 February 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight February 2021

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

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (January 2021)
Published on:28 January 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (November 2020)

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 .

NWO funding for publishing open access books
Published on:25 January 2021

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

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.

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

Study rooms UB closed due to new covid measures

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

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.

Trial Exeter Medieval Online
Published on:01 December 2020

Trial Exeter Medieval Online

Special Collections receives remarkable gift
Published on:26 November 2020

Friday 20 November, in the Special Collections research room UG Library director Marjolein Nieboer was handed a beautiful gift by Mrs Dini Stokkentreeff of Delden. It concerned three editions of the bible, at one time bound togehter in one volume (a so-called convolute).

UB is closed on 3 December!
Published on:25 November 2020

UB closed on 3 December

5 December: UB closes at 6 pm
Published on:24 November 2020

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

Reservations flexible study places in the entire UB
Published on:19 November 2020

Reservations for more flexible study places from 24 November onwards also on 1st and 2nd floor.

Meet Mira Zhuk, Open Educational Resources Specialist
Published on:16 November 2020

Meet Mira Zhuk, Open Educational Resources Specialist

New: Import research output from ORCID to Pure
Published on:10 November 2020

If you have connected your ORCID iD to Pure, you can now import your research output from your ORCID page to your Pure profile.

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (November 2020)
Published on:09 November 2020

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (November 2020)

UB remains open for now
Published on:05 November 2020

UB remains open

Trial BAR: International Archaeological Reports
Published on:04 November 2020

Trial BAR: International Archaeological Reports

On display in Aduard and Groningen
Published on:02 November 2020

Three stunning works from the University of Groningen Library Special Collections are currently on display at exhibitions in Aduard and Groningen.

Access Adam Matthew extended
Published on:29 October 2020

Trial Adam Matthew: primary sources for teaching and research

400 years of Groningen and Oldenburg: virtual exhibition
Published on:29 October 2020

Today, Thursday 29 October, the UG celebrates 40 years of cooperation with the Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität in Oldenburg, Germany.

The Special Collections department made a virtual exhibition about 400 (!) years of Groningen and Oldenburg .

Tentoonstelling Verzamelwoede in het nieuws
Published on:22 October 2020

Bijzondere Collecties in het nieuws. Het Dagblad van het Noorden besteedde deze week ruim aandacht aan onze nieuwe expositie Verzamelwoede, een eeuw Nederlandse plaatjesalbums uit eigen collectie (1920-2020).

Face covering mandatory from today at UB
Published on:21 October 2020

Face covering mandatory from today at UG

Drinking like Brugman: new blog entry Gauronica
Published on:20 October 2020

On our weblog Gauronica , about things from Groningen, that is to say: objects from the Special Collections in the University of Groningen Library, a new, richly illustrated article was published by UB staff member Wim Braakman .

Online lecture from Special Collections
Published on:19 October 2020

Monday 19 October, in the Special Collections research room Huub Wijfjes and Frank Harbers shot a video for their online bachelor lecture Media Studies lecture. Among other subjects, they talked about the Index librorum prohibitorum (list of forbidden books).

Exhibition UB City Centre: Passion for collecting
Published on:08 October 2020

In the University of Groningen Library City Centre, a colourful selection of albums for picture cards is now on show, published in the Netherlands over the last hundred years that have been added to collection of the University Library of Groningen.

  • University of Groningen Library City Centre
  • Display cabinet at Special Collections, stairwell 3rd floor
  • and also in every display cabinet in the stairwell and coffee corners
  • Thursday 8 October 2020 through Sunday 31 January 2021

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (October 2020)
Published on:06 October 2020

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (October 2020)

Exam period: access UB for UG-students only
Published on:05 October 2020

RUG only in UB due tot exam period

Call for applications to publish first UG open textbook
Published on:02 October 2020

Call for applications to publish first UG open textbook

Discount on publishing open access in MDPI journals
Published on:23 September 2020

Effective immediately, UG-authors are entitled to a discount when publishing open access in one of the 271 journals from publisher MDPI. Corresponding authors from the UG will receive a 10% discount on the article processing charge. The only condition is that authors use a clear UG-affiliation when submitting articles.

Rhetoricians collection
Published on:10 September 2020

Inventory Rhetoricians collection

University College and UGP team up to provide publishing experience for students
Published on:08 September 2020

University College and UGP team up to provide publishing experience for students

Oxford Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies online
Published on:08 September 2020

Oxford Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies now online available

Digital milestone for the University of Groningen Library
Published on:04 September 2020

This summer, the UB Groningen reached an important digital milestone: over 33,000 books (33,386) from the collection have been digitized and made available online. Some of these can be consulted via Google Books, and even more via Delpher. The digitization took place across the past three years as part of a collaborative project with the National Library.

New: Open Access Publication in the Spotlight
Published on:02 September 2020

UB launches monthly Open Access Publication in the Spotlight

As of 1 Sept: UB open in the evening and during weekends; coffee facilities available again
Published on:01 September 2020

Starting 1 September, the UB will also be open in the evening and weekends. Please note: you need a reservation to get access!

International students publish Groninger Cookbook
Published on:26 August 2020

International students publish Groninger Cookbook

Second journal of University of Groningen Press included in DOAJ
Published on:26 August 2020

Second journal of University of Groningen Press included in DOAJ

Spanish e-books on Digitalia Hispánica
Published on:18 August 2020

Digitalia Hispanica

New Open Research Award celebrates open research practices
Published on:17 August 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.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online now available for UG
Published on:06 August 2020

After a trial period last spring, Oxford Scholarly Edtions Online is now available as a UG license.

New virtual exhibition: Maps of Meaning
Published on:06 August 2020

New virtual exhibition: Maps of Meaning

Meet Tiemen Folkers, author identification (ORCID) specialist
Published on:27 July 2020

Meet Tiemen Folkers, author identification (ORCID) specialist

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

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

The UB City Centre is reopening in phases. UG students can reserve a study place, Mondays to Fridays, 8.30 am -12.30 pm or 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Oxford Scholarly Editions online
Published on:29 April 2020

Trial Oxford Scholarly Editions online

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!

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