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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

Call for submissions: Open Research Award 2021 celebrates open research practices
Published on:23 February 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 1 September.

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

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

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

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

Open Access Publication in the Spotlight (November 2020)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Agreement UG with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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”

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.

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

New license Gale Reference Complete
Published on:08 April 2020

Gale Reference Complete

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

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