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Maximum number of open access articles Oxford University Press almost 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.

Reserve a study place the easy way on the 3rd and 4th floor
Published on:09 November 2020

New reservation tool for study places

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

Extra study spaces Oosterpoort and Oude Boteringestraat
Published on:03 November 2020

Extra study spaces Oosterpoort and Oude Boteringestraat

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.

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

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 .

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)

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.

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!

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

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