Save your own e-resource accounts/folders as soon as possible

If you have saved book and article lists, notes, searches etc with your old basic user account especially in Ebsco or ProQuest e-resources, please save them as soon as possible to your own computer. Ebsco and ProQuest old accounts cannot be used anymore with the new TUNI user account.

Save your account/folder information now and create new accounts in Ebsco and ProQuest in January with your new TUNI user account.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

See also: Be prepared for breaks in e-resources at the turn of the year (5.12.2018)

E-resource negotiations with Taylor & Francis and Wiley in a difficult phase

The FinELib consortium is renegotiating its agreements on the use of e-resources with two major publishers, Wiley and Taylor & Francis. The negotiations are in a difficult phase. Current agreements will expire on 31 Dec 2018.

Taylor & Francis has promised that until the end of January 2019 there will be access to its e-journals as before. However, the 60 % discount of the publisher’s article processing charge (APC) for the researchers of our University will unfortunately not be available anymore from 1.1.2019.

The use of Wiley’s e-resources in January 2019 is not clear yet.

The goal of the negotiations is to enable the universities to have access to scholarly journals and their researchers to publish open access without increasing the total costs. Unfortunately, both Taylor & Francis and Wiley want to increase these costs significantly. If FinELib is unable to reach an agreement before the end of December, also the universities in Tampere may lose access to future articles and some of the already published content in these two publishers’ journals.

Alternative access to articles on FinELib’s Alternative Access web page.

More information:
Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto, Information Specialist, aniita.ahlholm-kannisto@uta.fi
Kaisa Rissanen, Project Manager, kaisa.rissanen@tamk.fi

FinELib news about the state of negotiations 14 December 2018

Be prepared for breaks in e-resources at the turn of the year (5.12.2018)

Be prepared for breaks in e-resources at the turn of the year

The new Tampere University Library has acquired multidisciplinary e-resources for the use of the whole Tampere higher education community from January 2019. However, be prepared for possible problems with using e-resources at the beginning of the year before all the database vendors get the access ready for the customers of the new university library. There may be problems especially with using the e-resources of Wiley and Taylor & Francis.

The transition phase is likely to cause breaks in e-resources already at the turn of the year. Also the changes in Tampere Universities’ systems and IT services will cause breaks. That’s why we recommend that you save links to those e-resources that are most important for you or save them in pdf format.

If you encounter problems with the use of e-resources, please contact the Library. The e-mail addresses

The Library apologizes for the possible problems with using e-resources.

More information:
Kaisa Rissanen, Project Manager, kaisa.rissanen@tamk.fi

(Edited 19.12.2018)

Humanities E-Book migrated to Fulcrum platform on August the 1st 2018

The books of Humanities E-Book database are available now on a new and more user friendly platform Fulcrum. Fulcrum offers an enhanced reader experience especially with mobile devices and it allows for example chapter downloads.

Click the database’s Browse and Search button to see the new view and functionalities. In remote access please sign in to the database with your UTA basic user account.

You can find more detailed information about Humanities E-Book’s Fulcrum migration here.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

U.K. Parliamentary Papers database in use at the University of Tampere

U.K. Parliamentary Papers is in use at the University of Tampere until 31st of December 2018. Access has been acquired to House of Commons 20th Century Collection. In the advanced search page you can see the papers available at the University of Tampere.

You can find more information and instructions in the U.K. Parliamentary Papers guide.

U.K. Parliamentary Papers (House of Commons 20th Century) is also on our Databases list. In remote access please log in with your UTA basic user account.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

THE Times Higher Education portal in use at the University of Tampere

Times Higher EducationTimes Higher Education service portal is the source for higher education content. It includes digital THE magazine, Times Higher Education rankings, news, newsletters, articles, daily global insights, etc. contents about higher education.

  • Professional – you can find current news, research and digital THE magazine among other things.
  • The Jobs – Academic jobs
  • Summits – Academic summits and a regular series of regional summits
  • Rankings – World University Rankings, Rankings by subject
  • Student – Best universities, where to study

Note! Register and log in by using University of Tampere institution’s email address.

You can find THE on our Databases list.

There’s also Times Higher Education app available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

Note this if you use Internet Explorer browser

If you use the Internet Explorer browser, problems can sometimes arise when opening PDF files. Downloading a PDF file may get interrupted and the file will not open.

The problem has been noticed while using TamPub repository, but it may come up in other services also, for example when opening PDF e-articles. Unfortunately, the Library cannot solve this problem that concerns the Internet Explorer browser. That is why we recommend that you use another browser, e.g. Firefox or Chrome.

Library website

You can still influence the services of Tampere3 library

User Survey 2018 logoYou still have time to influence the development of your future services in Tampere3 library. User Survey is available until the end of this week. You’ll find the link to the survey also on the Library website.

Don’t forget to participate also the raffle of useful prizes. We’ll raffle off 3 rainproof Rains backpacks, 3 necessary fire blankets, 3 practical frying pans, books, 20 reading lights you can attach to a book, 30 handy & versatile bicycle lamps, 40 movie tickets, 7 gift vouchers for city buses (à 10 €), and small packages of products.

Thank you for your feedback!

More information:
Outi Viitasalo, Outi.Viitasalo@uta.fi, and Sonja Mattsson, Sonja.Mattsson@uta.fi

Dictionary of Insurance and Finance merged to Redfox language service

Dictionary of Insurance and Finance is part of Redfox now. The old interface will work until the 30th of April. Both interfaces can be found in the list of databases for a time.

The entire Redfox Pro language service will be available for the University of Tampere until the end of 2018, i.e. to the end of the license period of Dictionary of Insurance and Finance. RedFox Pro includes basic and specialized dictionaries, grammar and learning resources.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

MyiLibrary e-books migration to Ebook Central 21.3.

MyiLibrary will merge to Ebook Central. Tampere University’s 80 MyiLibrary e-books will be available on Ebook Central from 21 March, 2018.

MyiLibrary URLs will redirect to Ebook Central. Customer bookshelves will not be migrated. Consider printing your bookshelf list if you want to rebuild it quickly on Ebook Central. If you used the bookmarking and highlighting features on MyiLibrary, you will lose them after the title migration. However, you can preserve notes using these instructions.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi