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.

 

 

 

Come and work with your data management plan! Spring 2019 DMPTuuli workshops

Do you wish to learn the best practices of research data management and get hands-on training of data management planning (DMP)? Take part in the DMPTuuli workshop!

In the DMPTuuli workshops, we will concentrate on the best practices of research data management and hands-on training of data management planning (DMP). During the workshop, we go through the Academy of Finland’s current DMP template (see Academy’s Call texts, under Upcoming calls). The DMPs are drafted with DMPTuuli (data management planning tool) – please, sign up for DMPTuuli account in advance!

Workshops are open and free of charge for all UH students, researchers and staff members. The primary language of the workshop will be English. Help and instructions are also available in Finnish.

DMPTuuli workshops / Spring 2019

City Centre Campus
The 5th floor IT class of Kaisa house (5057)

  • Tuesday 2 April at 12 pm–2 pm
  • Monday 8 April at 10 am–12 pm
  • Wednesday 17 April at 2 pm–4 pm

Kumpula Campus
Room G108b of Kumpula Campus Library (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2)

  • Friday 29 March at 10 am–12 pm

Meilahti Campus
The 1st floor PC-classroom of Terkko Health Hub (Haartmaninkatu 4)

  • Tuesday 2 April at 1 pm–3 pm

Viikki Campus
Infocenter Korona (Viikinkaari 11 A)

  • Thursday 28 March at 10 am–12 pm (IT class 138)
  • Friday 5 April at 9 am–11 am (IT class 139) – bring your own laptop!

Enrollments & more information

Enrollments in Henkka: http://www.helsinki.fi/trainingcalendar. You find our courses in Henkka “Training program” beneath the Topic: “Digital tools and procedures”, and Arranging organisation: “Helsinki University Library”.

The workshops are organized by the University of Helsinki DataSupport. Contact us (datasupport@helsinki.fi) if you have any problems or questions about enrollment.

NB! If this is the first time you are writing a DMP or otherwise new to these issues, it is recommended that you start with the RDM basics lecture, or otherwise acquaint yourself with the basic terminology and DMPTuuli. See all our courses and workshops: http://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/rdm/courses-workshops. Check out also our guides:

On Trial: Practical Research and Academic Skills until 12.4

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Practical Research and Academic Skills Videos available until 12.4 in the University of Helsinki.

This collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project, and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.

Feedback you can send to e-library@helsinki.fi

University wide service break in printing February 18-19, 2019

There is a University wide service break in printing concerning university students and staff.

  • The service break begins on Monday February 18th, at 6 pm. Multifunction printers will be back in use on Wednesday February 20th.
  • During the service break you can use Print in City Service-printers located in the Helsinki University Library. Please note that purchases made due to the break will not be reimbursed.

More information about the break: helsinki.fi/helpdesk

More information about copying, scanning and printing in the Helsinki University Library from the website.

Guidance Corner will open on the third floor of Kaisa House in February

Guidance Corner for Helsinki University students will open on the third floor of Kaisa House in February 4th, 2019.

The Corner provides low threshold advice and guidance services for Helsinki university students on, for example, wellbeing, digital skills and job seeking – and even a weekly energising exercise break.

During the spring, the aim is to organise various theme days, e.g. student wellbeing and the promotion of study abilities. There will be also library-related themes. Stay tuned!

Make good use of Oxford University Press e-books now

All Oxford Scholarship Online e-books are available to the students and staff of the University until 31st March 2019.

There are more than 15 000 e-books on various subjects, the focus being, however, on the disciplines of the city centre campus. New titles will be added monthly.

The most popular books will be acquired permanently to the library’s collection in the spring 2019. (Further information on the acquisition model ->)

The title list by subject fields ->

The books are catalogued in HELKA.

The link to Oxford Scholarship Online ->

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

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University of Helsinki research portal presents the results of research

Everybody can browse the information about the publications and research activities of the University of Helsinki researchers in a public portal. Through the research portal, one can get information about the experts, publications, projects and other activities of the multidisciplinary university. Several publications can also be read openly.

Members of the research community for example add their publications and fields of science annually. We recommend that researchers also connect their ORCID identifier to their TUHAT-profile (requires UH-user login). The research information must this year be added by the January 31. The University uses the system for the reporting to the Ministry of Education and Culture and uses the collected data for example in research evaluations.

Researcher, check from our video or from the guide how you add the information to the system.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/APAHUzTBWas
GUIDE: https://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/tuhat/

You can also participate in our last TUHAT-clinic session at the Kaisa House January 24th, 14-16 o´clock.

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