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University of Groningen Library Support The UB per user group Staff

Our expertise

The UB offers a growing number of services to support research and education. Are you seeking our expertise on a specific subject? Find your way with this overview and meet our experts.

Do you have a general question? Please e-mail library

Research support

Research support



Open Access


ORCID / author identifier




Reference Management


Research Data


Research Intelligence


University of Groningen Press



Head of department: drs. Ane van der Leij (050) 363 5026 a.w.van.der.leij

Education support

Education support

Open Educational Resources


Information Literacy


Library Guides


Compulsory literature


Brightspace and reader support


Head of department: Raquel Raj (050) 363 5846 r.l.raj

Collection specialists

Our collection specialists per faculty:

Collection specialist Economics and Business
Collection specialist Willem Jan van der Veen
Willem Jan
van der Veen

Willem Jan van der Veen
Economie en bedrijfskunde

Collection specialists Behavioural and Social Sciences
Collection specialist Ina Vrolijk
Ina Vrolijk
Collection specialist Sander Sprik
Sander Sprik
Collection specialist Martien Stege
Martien Stege

Ina Vrolijk
Pedagogical and Educational Sciences - Teacher Education

Sander Sprik

Martien Stege

Collection specialist Religion, Culture and Society
Collection specialist Jette Veenstra
Jette Veenstra

Jette Veenstra
Religion, Culture and Society

Collection specialists Arts
Collection specialist Tom Blikslager
Tom Blikslager
Collection specialist Martien Stege
Martien Stege
Collection specialist Jette Veenstra
Jette Veenstra
Collection specialist Pieter van Wingerden
Pieter van Wingerden
Collection specialist Jelga van der Zee
Jelga van der Zee

Tom Blikslager
Medieval & Early Modern History

Martien Stege
Communication and Information Sciences - Information Science - Middle Eastern Studies - Dutch Language and Culture, Linguistics -Applied Linguistics - UCG

Jette Veenstra
Archaeology, Arctic Studies

Pieter van Wingerden
English Language and Culture - American Studies - History (General, Modern, Contemporary, Economic and Social History) - Internationale Relations and Organization

Jelga van der Zee
Art History - Arts, Culture and Media - Frisian Language and Culture - European Languages and Cultures - Journalism and Media Studies -Minorities and Multilingualism

Collection specialists Law
Collection specialist Martien Stege
Martien Stege
Collection specialist Ingrid Bennigsen
Ingrid Bennigsen

Martien Stege

Ingrid Bennigsen
International Law - European Law

Colletion specialist Spatial Sciences
Colletion specialist Willem Jan van der Veen
Willem Jan
van der Veen

Willem Jan van der Veen
Spatial Sciences

Collection specialist Philosphy
Collection specialist Jette Veenstra
Jette Veenstra

Jette Veenstra

Collection specialist Science and Engineering
Collection specialist Welmoed Bekius

Welmoed Bekius
Science and Engineering

Collection specialist University of Groningen College
Collection specialist Martien Stege
Martien Stege

Collection specialist Campus Fryslân
Collectionspecialist Jelga van der Zee
Jelga van der Zee

Jelga van der Zee
Campus Fryslân

Meet our experts

On a regular basis, our experts explain in an interview how they can help you. In addition, during a Pop-up Library at your faculty, you can meet our experts, get on-site support and discover what the UB can do for you.

Jette Veenstra

Jette Veenstra, collection specialist for the humanities

"I have regular meetings with faculty staff about what their wishes are regarding the collection and to give advice on what we can do in this regard."

Giulia and Margreet

Giulia Trentacosti and Margreet Nieborg, diamond open access experts

“Diamond open access embodies the true and original spirit of the open access movement: to make the scholarly publishing industry more accessible, but also more affordable and fair for everyone.”


Lilian Tabois, Information Literacy Specialist

“In an increasingly globalized and digital academic landscape, it is essential that students and researchers know where and how to find credible sources, how to assess these sources critically, and how to incorporate them into their academic work.”

Giulia Trentacosti

Giulia Trentacosti, Open Access Specialist (rerun)

“Reaching (almost) 100% open access is a huge milestone for the UG, as it means that a large part of the knowledge produced by our university is openly available to the public, ultimately resulting in a wider circulation of our research results and a higher academic and societal impact.”

Dorine Kieft

Dorine Kieft, Copyright Specialist

“What should you, as an author, consider when submitting an article for publication? How can you reuse images in your teaching? The Copyright Information Point helps with questions and provides advice and information.”


Martijn Blikmans, Open Educational Resources Specialist

"Open educational resources come in all shapes and sizes, and by starting small, you can often see that it is pretty easy to incorporate open elements in teaching."

Evert Jan

Evert Jan Reker, Information and Collection Specialist for the Special Collections

“Our most important task at the Special Collections is to support the research and teaching at the UG. We supply materials for the support of lectures and seminars, collaborate on exhibitions, including digital ones, and process acquisition suggestions for the collection.”

Alie Bijker

Alie Bijker, License Manager

"As license manager, I organize and take care of the library’s digital collections. Users often think that online information is available for free, but a lot goes into making the necessary resources and databases available and a lot of money is involved."

Doetsje Brouwer

Doetsje Brouwer, Pure Support Specialist

"Every year, more than 10,000 publications by UG authors pass through our hands. We continuously improve Pure to increase the findability of research results and to relieve researchers as much as possible in the registration of their research output."

Mira Zhuk

Mira Zhuk, Open Educational Resources Specialist

“Open Educational Resources become more prominent in higher education. They facilitate a quicker transition to online teaching, help educators to create innovative resources while taking into account students’ needs and learning goals.”

Tiemen Folkers

Tiemen Folkers, Author Identification (ORCID) Specialist

"An ORCID iD unambiguously links you to your publications. This makes your work more visible. My tip: add your ORCID iD to Pure for easy synchronisation of your research activities".


Margreet Nieborg, Publishing Consultant for University of Groningen Press

“University of Groningen Press combines traditional library expertise with advice on the latest publication trends and tailor-made technological support for academic editors and authors."

Joost Driesens

Joost Driesens, Bibliographic Management Specialist

"We provide researchers with tailored advice on which bibliographic management programme is best suited to their specific research."


Shaya Abdolahzadeh, Research Impact Specialist

"I am here to support our academic community in measuring and optimizing their research impact and exploring potential collaborations or research trends."


Giulia Trentacosti, Open Access Specialist

"There are new developments in scholarly communication almost every day, some of which, for example Plan S, have an enormous impact on the scientific community. We are here to help researchers find their way in this ever-changing and complex area."

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