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.

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

Registration of publications at the turn of the year 2018-2019

Researcher at Tampere University, follow the changes of publication data collection practices at the turn of the year.

Data collection will continue as usual in January 2019

In January 2019 we will continue to collect the previous year’s publication data and other academic outputs and activities. You can log in to SoleCRIS and TUTCRIS with your old credentials until otherwise stated (at least until the end of January 2019).

Integrations from source systems will be stopped on Friday 21.12.2018 so that publications can be registered for the existing faculties and laboratories. All publications of 2018 must be registered by the end of January 2019.

Register new publications in March 2019 at the earliest

Publications and other academic outputs and activities will be registered as before, even though two CRIS systems will be used side by side. SoleCRIS will be used by staff previously employed by the University of Tampere and TUTCRIS will be used by staff previously employed by the Tampere University of Technology.

New system integrations will be reinitiated in early March 2019. We request that new 2019 publications will not be registered until March 2019 because there may be problems when linking the publications to the new faculties.

Self-archiving

Self-archiving will continue as before. The library sends self-archiving requests when checking publications if the article can be self-archived. Any publication can be suggested for self-archiving by sending a request to the library. The library self-archives all open access, CC-licensed publications to TamPub automatically.

New research information system in 2020

A new shared CRIS will be introduced in 2020. The tendering process for the new system is about to begin.

More information:
Sirpa Hangasmäki, sirpa.hangasmaki@uta.fi
Tanja Heikkilä, tanja.heikkila@uta.fi

Christmas and New Year season opening hours at Linna and Arvo library

Tampere University Library will shift to Christmas and New Year season opening hours on Saturday 15 December when Linna library is closed. Linna and Arvo library will be closed between 22 December and 1 January 2019.

The new Tampere University Library will start its operations at the beginning of 2019. The Library serves in the current library premises of the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The new Library will shift to the normal opening hours of the semester on Monday, 7 January.

When the Library is closed you can return your loans to the book-return bins beside the front doors of Linna and Arvo buildings. The Silent Reading Room in Linna library and the Learning Center at Arvo library are available 24/7 for University of Tampere students with the key card.

Linna library

  • 15 Dec Saturday, closed
  • 17 – 21 Dec Open 8:00 – 16:00, Customer Service 10:00 – 16:00
  • 22 Dec – 1 Jan 2019 Closed
  • 2 – 4 Jan 2019 Open 8:00 – 16:00, Customer Service 9:00 – 16:00
  • 5 Jan Saturday, closed
    • Silent Reading Room(2nd floor) available 24/7 for University of Tampere students with the key card
    • Newspaper Reading room in Main building
      • Open on weekdays 8:00 – 17:00
      • 21 Dec – 6 Jan 2019 no service

Arvo library

  • 17 – 21 Dec Open 8:00 – 15:00, Customer Service 10:00 – 15:00
  • 22 Dec – 1 Jan 2019 Closed
  • 2 – 4 Jan 2019 Open 8:00 – 15:00, Customer Service 9:00 – 15:00
    • Arvo Learning Center available 24/7 for University of Tampere students with the key card. On weekdays between 21:005:30 and on weekends you’ll need also a PIN code you can get from IT Helpdesk in Arvo building.

Opening hours on Library website

Independence Day opening hours at the Library

On Wednesday, 5 December, University Library offices will be closing at 16.00. On Finland’s Independence Day, 6 December, the Library is closed.

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bin beside the front door of Linna (Kalevantie side) and Arvo (Teiskontie side). Linna Silent Reading Room and Arvo Learning Center are available 24/7 as usual for the University students with the key card. Please note, in Arvo on weekdays between 21.00 and 5.30 and on weekends you need also a PIN code you can ask from IT Helpdesk in Arvo.

You can find answers online among Frequently Asked Questions. The question box on Library front page offers ready questions when you start writing. You can also choose a topic from the word cloud.

Library’s opening hours and contacts

Info sessions about changes in publishing practices

Come and ask what is changing in publication data collection, self-archiving and publishing a dissertation in 2019 at the new Tampere University. The Library offers three brief information sessions on three campuses. We’ll be happy to answer questions also in English.

  • Thu 22.11. at 10-11, UTA Linna 3022
  • Tue 27.11. at 13-14, TUT PB132
  • Wed 28.11. 13-14, UTA Arvo B109

More information:
Tanja Heikkilä, Information Specialist, Tanja.Heikkila@uta.fi

Follow the Library’s change on a new web page

Follow the change on the library's new web pageNow you can follow the Library’s changes towards the new higher education community library on our new web page. The page with change information is part of the temporary website that offers information especially to the students.

The Library’s web page is available at info2019.tuni.fi/library and you can access it also via the purple banner on the libraries’ websites. On this new page we will tell you about developing of future library services and the changes that the development work is causing already before the end of the year.

The new Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will form a new higher education community from the beginning of 2019. At the same time the libraries of the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will merge into the library of the new Tampere University that offers library services both to the University and the University of Applied Sciences.

More information:
Outi Viitasalo, Information Specialist, Outi.Viitasalo@uta.fi
Library’s web page with change information

Researcher, add your ORCID identifier to SoleCRIS

The researchers at the University of Tampere have now the possibility to enter their ORCID researcher identifiers in the current research information system of the University, SoleCRIS. The field for the ORCID identifier is on My information page.

The international ORCID identifier (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides the researcher with a permanent and unique digital identifier. It’s a series of numbers that will distinguish you from other researchers. ORCID ID helps to identify the researcher for example when there are researchers with the same name, different ways of writing a person’s name or when the name changes. ORCID helps to link the research outputs between the databases. ORCID can also be linked to other types of researcher IDs (like ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID).

According to the open science policy of the future Tampere University the researchers will create an ORCID ID and use it in all scientific activity.

You can create an ORCID ID on ORCID’s website.

More information:
Tanja Heikkilä, Information Specialist, Tanja.Heikkila@uta.fi

All Saints’ Day opening hours at the Library

On Friday 2 November, All Saints’ Day eve, the Library offices will be closing at 16.00. On Saturday 3 November, All Saints’ Day, the Library is closed.

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bin beside the front door of Linna (Kalevantie street side) and Arvo (Teiskontie street side). Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo’s Learning Center are available 24/7 as usual for the University students with the key card. Please note, in Arvo on weekdays between 21.00 and 5.30 and on weekends you need also a PIN code you can ask from IT Helpdesk in Arvo.

You can find answers online among Frequently Asked Questions. The question box on Library front page offers ready questions when you start writing. You can also choose a topic from the word cloud.

Library’s opening hours and contacts

Open Access Cafe welcomes you 24 and 25 October

Open publishing is the theme at the end of October during the international Open Access Week. In accordance with the theme University Library will open a pop up café on

  • Wednesday 24 October at 11.00-13.00 in the ground floor lobby of Linna building and on
  • Thursday 25 October at 11.00-13.00 in the first floor lobby of Arvo building, in front of the Library.

Come over for coffee, meet the Library’s specialists and ask about

  • open publishing:
    • self-archiving
    • quality of Open Access publications
    • Tampere University Press
    • publishing permissions
    • article processing charges and book processing charges
    • publication data collection
  • publishing a dissertation
  • research data management and opening data

Welcome!

More information:
Sari Leppänen, Information Specialist, Sari.I.Leppanen@uta.fi
or oa@uta.fi

Library’s Open Access Guide

Linna library and Silent Reading Room closed 20 October

Linna library will be closed exceptionally on Saturday, 20 October. In Linna building there will be maintenance work of electrical equipment and power cut so the building will be closed the whole day.

Also the Silent Reading Room will be closed on Saturday. It is available again on Sunday, 21 October from 6.00.

On the Main campus there are other premises accessible 24/7 in the front part of the Pinni A building. Also the classrooms 1, 7 and 8 in TietoPinni are accessible 24/7.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closing.

More information:
Leena Horsma-aho, Manager, Leena.Horsma-aho@uta.fi