Welcome to Open Science afternoon: Think Corner 24.10. at 12:00-14:00

In Open Science afternoon Finnish research funders discuss about Plan S – an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.

At the event University of Helsinki will also reward an open science promoter. The event ends with the sounds of Finnish electronic music combined to Open Science!

Programme and event in Finnish

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2018

The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone.

For more information on events during the International Open Access Week (22.-28.10.2018), visit the library’s Open Access event site.

Library Terminals Enchanced in All Library Locations

All Library Terminals at Helsinki University Library Locations will be renewed on Thursday September 20th.

Kuvituskuva: Uuden Kirjastokioskin ulkoasuThe new library terminals will allow anyone to search books and articles on Helka, and read digital theses from the University of Helsinki on the E-Thesis repository. The library terminals will also provide users with access to the Helka database’s customer functions, such as saving your searches and favourites as well as saving references or forwarding them to an email address.

University of Helsinki students and staff will be able to use the terminals to log in to their personal desktops with their university IDs.

Print with the copy card

Articles, references and extracts of e-books can also be printed on the new terminals. Printing options are limited to double-sided black and white. Each terminal has its own designated printer whose address is readily available in the print menu. The multi-function devices that are used for printing are not always located in close proximity to the terminals. Instructions on where the multi-function device is located can be found near the terminals. Printing requires a Unigrafia copy card which can be purchased from the library’s customer service desk.

In addition to printing, you can also use the terminals to save articles, references and extracts of e-books onto a memory stick.

The library terminals cannot be used for browsing the internet or working on your personal files.

Guest computers to be phased out

The new terminals will replace all older library terminals and guest computers during the 2018 autumn term. This means that users from outside the University will need to use their own devices to work on their personal files or search for information on the internet. The library’s customer service desk will still provide users with login details for accessing the University’s wireless visitor network with their own computers and devices.

Guest computers are being phased out due to a technical change in the University’s network management system. As a result of this change, the network environment for guests will be terminated. This change will also allow the library to focus on its core service for users from outside the University: providing access to scientific information and University of Helsinki theses and dissertations.

To give your feedback on the new library terminals, use the library’s feedback form.

Researcher, send your publications to the library for open archiving

The requested service is now available! You can send your publications to the library for self-archiving. We check publication rights and archive your publications according to the terms of the publisher.  Send your file to openaccess-info@helsinki.fi and include information on where your publication will be published.

Picture: PexelsIf you are uncertain which version of your publication can be archived or when it can be archived, send us all the versions you have. (More information on different versions in Open Access: Self-archiving (Green OA).

The archiving service is available to all University of Helsinki staff and students. If you have any questions about this service, about self-archiving or about open access you can reach us at openaccess-info@helsinki.fi.

Background

  • Eighty-four percent of the researchers who answered the library’s patron survey in the spring 2018 said they would use a self-archiving service if available.
  • According to the University of Helsinki’s principles of open publishing (2017) all publications produced at the university should be archived in the publication archive HELDA. In HELDA the long-term storage and availability of publications are secured.

Additional information: marja.moisio@helsinki.fi

Translation: Monica Allardt

Browse journals – trial use BrowZine

Try BrowZine to find, follow and read your favorite scholarly journals offered by HULib – while discovering new titles along the way.

BrowZine is available from your web browser and as a mobile app for your iOS and Android devices.

BrowZine is on trial until 11.6. and we’d appreciate your feedback on this service. Please, notice that during the trial period the journal collection available in BrowZine is a test collection, search results  may vary.

My Bookshelf is one of our most popular features. With My Bookshelf, you are notified anytime a new article is added to your favorite journals, keeping you up to date with the latest research.

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

browzine koekäyttö

Kumpula’s books as a long-term loan on of after April 19th, 2018

As of Thursday, April 19th, you get long-term loans on material from the Kumpula Campus Library.

Due date will be no earlier than September 18th, 2018, when you borrow or renew your loans

  • April 19th onwards for books with a 28-day loan period, and
  • May 3rd onwards for books with a 14-day loan period.

The Kumpula Campus Library will be closed for renovations. The last day the library will be open is Friday May 18th and it will reopen in the beginning of the autumn term in 2018.

More information about the library renovation on the page Kumpula 2018.

Changes on the 7th floor of the Main Library

Reading space increases on the 7th floor

Collection moves will be made on the 7th floor of the Main Library at the turn of February-March. About half of the journals will be moved to the floor K4. White shelves will be removed and all the journals will be placed in the shelves on the wall. The journal area is replaced with a reading space.

The majority of the journals in the library collection are electronic. You will find the information of both electronic and printed journals from the Helka Library Database.

 

Oye cómo va – Keep current in Latin American and North American studies with our guide

In Area and cultural studies –guide you will find the most relevant sources of information, new books, core databases, journals, articles and news feeds in Latin America and North America studies.

Picture: http://www.gifex.com/

The guide provides you also with a collection of databases and portals, news, archives and statistical sources etc. The guide is open access although some of the content is only available in the University of Helsinki network.

Helsinki University Library´s team has compiled this guide especially for researchers and students of University of Helsinki. All are welcome to use it though!

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement!

 


ResearchGuides  – Library’s information sources from various research fields, expert librarians and help guides

 

The centralised management of APCs will build a knowledge from open access charges

Last week we reported on APC discounts in Elsevier’s publications for researchers at the University of Helsinki. This has sparked a debate in the scientific community. For its part, the Helsinki University Library is answering some of the questions the debate has raised.

The agreement between the national FinELib consortium and Elsevier offers researchers an opportunity to publish open access articles with a 50 percent discount on article processing charges (APC). The discount covers 1500 subscription journals and over 100 open access journals. All corresponding authors in organisations that are parties to the agreement are entitled to the discount.

Furthermore, researchers affiliated with the University of Helsinki are able to publish their open access articles in Elsevier journals free of charge, because the University of Helsinki pays the remaining half of the APC for the researcher. This has also raised questions. From the point of view of the Helsinki University Library, it is a practical solution. The purpose of this arrangement is to acquire centralised information on how many articles attached to the Elsevier agreement are published and how much this increases the University of Helsinki’s costs. The monitoring of APC payments without centralised management of APCs is very difficult, especially in a large and research-intensive university such as the University of Helsinki.

The decision to subsidise open access publishing in Elsevier’s journals is a fixed-term arrangement with a clear objective. The main purpose is to gather information about the real costs of hybrid open access publishing for the next round of negotiations with major scholarly publishers. The centralised management of APCs provides reliable and valuable basis of information on the total cost of the hybrid OA model, for future contract negotiations.

The position of the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Library on hybrid OA publishing is unchanged: hybrid OA publishing is not recommended. This position was stated by the Rector of the University of Helsinki on June 21, 2017 in paragraph four of the Principles of Open Publishing: “The University of Helsinki does not recommend hybrid publication (…) However, hybrid publication may be justified at the moment, if it facilitates the transfer to a fully open publication model. The University monitors the development of open access publication and the overall costs of publishing, and will take the necessary steps in good time to ensure open research.” Hybrid OA publishing is considered justified if it speeds up the transition to an open publication. On this issue, the University of Helsinki holds the same view as the Academy of Finland.

The University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Library support the transition to open access publishing by helping University researchers publish in both open access journals and subscription journals. The starting point for publishing at the University of Helsinki is that researchers publish in high-quality scientific journals – this is also stated in the first paragraph of the Principles of Open Publishing. The Publication Forum (Julkaisufoorumi, JUFO in Finnish) classification system greatly influences which journal a researcher chooses. The library does not make science policy, but it does try to support University of Helsinki researchers in the best possible way with its services.

The potential impact of Elsevier discounts on self-archiving (green OA) has been brought out during the debate. However, the compensation of APC payments does not in any way undermine other open access services offered by the library. Rather, the Helsinki University Library intends to significantly increase its efforts to promote self-archiving in 2018.

How, then, are APC discounts determined in general? The Helsinki University Library coordinates the discounts and negotiates with publishers. The information about current APC charges and discounts has been collected in the APC Guide. Negotiations on the discounts are carried out with one publisher at a time. For this reason, the discounts vary – and there are also many different APC discount models (see Jisc report: Financial and administrative issues around the article publishing costs for open access, 2017, 19). The negotiation process always begins from the proposals of University of Helsinki researchers. Based on these proposals, the library will study the benefits of a possible agreement.

The FinELib agreements represent offsetting deals in which the OA element is included in the subscription contracts with major publishers. APC discounts for Elsevier journals are an example of this. Offset agreements have been made with Taylor & Francis, Sage and Elsevier, and each contract is different.

Collection work precedes alterations in Kumpula Campus Library

There will be significant collection work going on in the Kumpula Campus Library during the spring semester 2018.

Removal boxes in sight again

Removing and moving around collections precedes alteration work scheduled for summer 2018.  Part of the library’s second floor will be converted into working space for the faculty’s researchers.  New student services (Guidance Hub) are planned to be located in the library space, too.

The last opening day at Kumpula Campus Library  before summer will be Friday, May 18th, 2018. The library will reopen refurbished in the autumn 2018. The opening date will be announced later.

Beginning in April, loans cheched out from Kumpula Campus Library will have longer loan periods.  Stay tuned for more information.

Study information seeking and management

Do you need to polish your information seeking and management skills? Try information seeking and management courses offered by the library. You can study how to use RefWorks reference management programme, get individual guidance at the information seeking workshop or try our online course for thesis writers. All the courses are free of charge for the UH students and staff.

Upcoming Courses in English

RefWorks Reference Management

Kaisa, computer class 5057

02.02.18 Fri pe 14:15-16:00

02.03.18 Fri 14:15-16:00

Viikki, Info Center, class 138

Wed 21.03.18 14:15-15:45

Students register at Weboodi 98510.

Staff registration.

Are you interested in the course? Let us and the others know also on Facebook!

Information Management for Doctoral Candidates: Life and Natural Sciences. Register at Weboodi 984011 (only for doctoral candidates).

Viikki Info Center, class 416

30.01.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

06.02.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

13.02.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

27.02.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

Read more about courses offered by the library at our website.

Information seeking and management workshop

Every Monday 3 pm – 5 pm during the term (8.1-11.6.2018)

Kaisa House, 5th floor, computer class 5057

The event is also on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1937548579905494/

You can just drop in at the workshop whenever you like between 3 pm – 5 pm and ask your questions. No prior registration required. You can bring your own laptop along.

Online course for thesis writers

Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers

You can look at the course materials as a guest but completing the assignments require a login. You can either:

  • Log in with your organisation ID (University of Helsinki or other Finnish higher education institutions) using Haka login.
  • Create a user account at mooc.helsinki.fi. and log in with this ID.

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