Subscription of the CMMC resource has expired, e-journals available elsewhere

The subscription of the CMMC (Communication & Mass Media Complete) resource has expired on June 20th 2017. Library, however, provides alternative access to the most popular journals and they can be found in Helka database.

In addition the following journals will be subscribed separately and they’ll be available in August at the latest:

  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Gesture
  • Target: International Journal on Translation Studies
  • Diachronica
  • Multilingua
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Language
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Consumer Research
  • Journal of Marketing
  • Text and Talk (already subscribed)

Library services and opening hours during summer

Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries are still open on midsummer week before the summer break. The Main Library and the Learning Centre Aleksandria change to summer opening hours after the midsummer. Meilahti Campus Library is closed for renovations the whole summer.

Helsinki University Library services and opening hours during summer: SUMMER 2017 in the Library

No advancement in FinELib-Elsevier negotiations

The FinELib consortium that centrally acquires electronic materials for Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes and public libraries, and the international science publisher Elsevier continue the negotiations started in 2016.Currently the agreement makes it possible for researchers to continue using Elsevier’s journals until end of 2017.

The ongoing negotiations try to speed up the transition to open access by getting Finnish researchers the right to publish open access in as many high quality scholarly journals as possible without extra charge (Article Processing Charges). Unfortunately the first meeting showed that Elsevier is not willing to develop open access business models. Elsevier insists on keeping up the traditional subscription model and the price increases linked to it.

FinELib and Elsevier will continue the negotiations in June.

FinELib negotiations: https://www.kiwi.fi/display/finelib/Scholarly+publications+-+FinELib+negotiations

Tiedonhinta.fi -campaign

New York Times digital archive or Medieval manuscripts? We got it!

  • Digital Resources Guide  presents licensed digital resources offered by the library. Among these are historical newspaper collections and archived materials. Most of the guide’s digital materials are available only in the network of the university. University researchers and students can access online  through remote access with an off-campus computer.

Bubbling under: New York Times – archive covers years 1851-2013 (requires access to  Helsinki University Network).

 

 

 

 

Language courses in Ellibs e-library in May

Lingonet language courses are available on Ellibs’ front page during the campaign time until the end of May 2017.

The campaign includes eight Lingonet courses: four LingoPix courses for studying the basics of each language and four LingoPro courses for increasing your language skills needed in work related interactions.

Summertime begins at the campus libraries on May 22nd. Check the opening hours!

Meilahti Campus Library Terkko is closed all summer

The last day Terkko will be open is Friday May 19th, 2017 and the building will reopen in the beginning of the autumn term in 2017. Read more: Changes in Terkko

From Monday 22.5. onwards you can return books to a return box at the lobby in Haartmaninkatu 3 until Terkko opens again. During the summer Haartmaninkatu 3 is open Mon-Fri 7:45-16.00. Read more: SUMMER 2017 in the Library

Summer opening hours at the Viikki and Kumpula campus libraries

  • 22.5. – 22.6. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 23.6. – 6.8. closed
  • 7.8. – 27.8. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4. p.m.

When the campus libraries are closed, please contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service on the 3rd floor, Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in June-July, and Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6. p.m. in August. We try to answer e-mails during the following working day. Read more: SUMMER 2017 in the Library

On Ascension Day May 25th all libraries are closed

On Ascension Day all library locations and learning centres are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with the magnetic key.

On Wednesday May 24th Helsinki University Library is open as follows:

  • Main Library 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Kumpula and Viikki 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 a.m. – 5.45 p.m.
  • Learning Centre Minerva 8 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.

See all summer opening hours from the website