Students of Viikki! Join us in planning Infocenter Korona’s renovation on April 4, 2019

The heart of Viikki Campus, Infocenter Korona, will begin to undergo refurbishment at the start of summer 2020.

The facilities will be developed to better suit future needs, and especially teaching facilities will undergo a significant change. Facilities for University staff members and the University Library will be on the upper floors of Korona. The lower floor will be dedicated to libraries, students and teaching.

Come and tell us what kind to facilities you need to best support your studies!

Tuesday April 2 2019 at 14-16
Infocenter Korona, lecture room 139

The current concept plan will be demonstrated using panoramic videos and VR-headsets. A presentation about the development of teaching and the future of studying will also be included in the program. There will be time for questions, feedback and discussion by using an interactive tool Flinga at the end of the event. Refreshments and fruit will be served.

Event programme (to be detailed later)

  • Context for Viikki area and the Infocenter, Architect Mika Huhtala, University of Helsinki
  • Future of teaching and studying, Anne Nevgi, University lecturer
  • Infocenter Korona’s new facilities, preliminary concept, Interior Architect SIO Leea Åberg, Sisustusarkkitehdit Gullstén & Inkinen
  • Discussion and feedback using Flinga.

Event page in Facebook

Feedback about Viikki Campus Library facilities was gathered during autumn of 2018

Helsinki University Library conducted a user survey in September and October 2018. Feeback was gathered with Flinga and flip charts located at the library.

We asked our customers what works at the library in general and what doesn’t. We also asked specifically about group facilities, researcher lounges and the 24h reading area.

The survey got about 200 development proposals and other responses. Criticism was mostly about the noise in the library, and users wished for better soundproofing. Other topics that surfaced were ergonomics, ventilation, lighting and colour scheme. Improvements were hoped for furnishings, group facilities and researcher lounges. There was also a wish for more studying spaces.

The users thanked the library for good customer service, indoor plants and gardens, comfortable couches and quiet and well-lit studying spaces by the windows.

The library has compiled a detailed summary of the feedback to be used in the planning for renovation of library spaces.

 

 

 

Library notices lost on the way

The IT Center is updating Office 365 licenses, and, unfortunately, it seems that after the update, messages sent to a user will not get through, but are returned to the sender. This is resolved as soon as the user logs into his email account after the update.

The problem also affects reminders and pick-up notices sent by the library, if you have a helsinki.fi email address in Helka.

If you have loans or requests, please monitor the situation in Helka. The updates will continue during week 13 ( 25.-29.3.).

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Online encyclopedia of linguistics on trial until 19th April 2019

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Linguistics  is available in the University of Helsinki network until the 19th of April 2019.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics is one of Oxford’s dynamic online encyclopedias that will be continuously updated by the world’s leading scholars, scientists, and researchers. With in-depth peer-reviewed articles and broad coverage of the field it will become a remarkable resource.

You can send feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi

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Join Gale Primary Sources workshop Thur 28rd of March and learn to use resources effectively

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Do you want to find more tools to access and analyze the resources offered by the university? Then you are very welcome to join us for the Gale Primary Sources Workshop!

In the workshop, led by Helsinki University’s own Gale Student Ambassador Pauli Kettunen, you will receive a brief introduction into the archives, as well as tips on accessing and using them for your own research.

“Gale’s numerous archives consist of monographs, photographs, and maps, as well as full runs of British and American newspapers, dating from the 18th century up until the present day, a amazing resource when studying languages, social sciences, history, theology… You name it!”

Learn to use Digital Humanities tools of Gale Digital Scholar Lab, which help you to analyze your corpus of documents with visualization tools. There is also time for workshopping your own ideas, asking questions and working together to find out how Gale’s sources could best support you in your work.

You can find the Gale resources here (if you open the link outside Helsinki University network, it requires a log in with your university account).

Time: Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 12:15 – 13:45 PM

Place: Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30, Computer lab 5057, 5 th floor

Registration:

a) non-students by e-form

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b) students at WebOodi (for University of Helsinki students only). You will find the course by the code 99914 (Advanced information seeking).

Feel free to send questions or potential topics you are interested in discussing already ahead of time, to be incorporated into the workshop, to pauli.s.kettunen (at) helsinki.fi

The workshop is bilingual, English and Finnish.

Welcome!

 

Edited: the time was earlier incorrect. The right time is: 12:15 – 13:45PM.

Students of Kumpula Campus! Give us feedback about organizing events in the Campus Library

Hello students of Kumpula Campus!

A couple of events are being held on the 2nd floor of the Campus Library (UbiKampus) in March:

  • On Friday March 15 a Hackathon will take over the Ubikampus for the entire day, and
  • On Friday March 22 there will be a Catalysts Coding Contest at 14.30-21.

The Library is now asking your feedback about organizing events: what kind of events you find suitable for the Library’s 2nd floor? At which times and on which areas of the Library would you prefer the events to be held?

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch: https://edu.flinga.fi/s/EFRZDTY

The Library is gathering feedback until the end of March.

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch: https://edu.flinga.fi/s/EFRZDTY

Mohr Siebeck e-books on trial until 13.5.2019

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Mohr Siebeck e-books are available in the University of Helsinki network until the 13th of May 2019.

Most of the books on trial are published in 2018 but there will also be books published this year.

The main fields of publication of Mohr Siebeck are German and international law on the one hand, and theology and bible studies, religious and Jewish studies on the other hand. Other subject areas are e.g. Classical studies, history, philosophy, social sciences and cultural studies.

Links to the books:

Classical studies

Economy

History

Jewish studies

Law

Philosophy

Social and cultural studies

Theology and religious studies

You can send feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi

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