MOT language service expands

MOT-kielipalvelun logoAt University of Tampere we have access to several MOT dictionaries, MOT Translation (Finnish-English), MOT Proofing for checking English language and to the book “Kielitoimiston oikeinkirjoitusopas”. Now we also have access to some new resources in MOT service: MOT Pro dictionaries (English and Swedish) and TermLink service.

MOT Pro dictionaries are high-quality dictionaries with general terms and special terms in several subject areas. MOT Pro dictionaries contain many examples of using the terms. The dictionaries are updated continuously.

TermLink service offers the possibility to bring organization’s own dictionaries to the MOT Dictionaries service. TermLink credentials are needed for that.

From the beginning of 2018 we will have access to the entire MOT service. It will contain:

– 57 dictionaries
– MOT Proofing, english
– MOT Translation, 13 language pairs
– MOT Books, 5 books
– MOT Mobile Online
– MOT TERMS: Termlink service
– MOT-Reference
– MOT LEARNING SERVICE OF WORDS

More information: Information Specialist Soile Kolehmainen, soile.kolehmainen@uta.fi

Arvo library will be closing at 12.00 on 14 November

On Tuesday, 14 November Arvo library on Kauppi campus will be closing already at 12.00. The reason for this exceptional closing time is staff training for all Tampere3 libraries. Linna library on Main campus is open 8.00-19.00 as usual.

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bin beside the front door of Arvo (Teiskontie side). Arvo Learning Center is 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 for from IT Helpdesk in Arvo building.

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

All Saints’ Day opening hours at the Library

On Friday 3 November, All Saints’ Day eve, the Library offices will be closing at 16.00. On Saturday 4 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 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

E-book news

  • Taylor & Francis e-books has been moved to a new platform. University of Tampere has access to over 130 books. You can narrow down your search results to University of Tampere collection by doing a search and then selecting ”show content I have access to”. Taylor & Francis e-books can also be found in Tamcat database.
  • From November Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader will be the software for downloads for Dawsonera e-books. Adobe Reader will not be supported with Dawsonera downloads anymore.
  • E-book Collection EBSCOhost has switched to single-sign-in using the University basic user account like all the Ebsco databases. Create a new Ebsco account and link it to your basic user account when you download books or create notes for the first time. Later you will only need your basic user account. If you already have an Ebsco account, you can link it to your basic user account. Please follow instructions in Ebook Collection EBSCOhost.
  • The entire Ebook Central collection (including the books that University of Tampere does not have access to) is visible only if you have signed in with your basic user account. This applies to both on campus and off campus use. In Ebook Central you can send a book request to the Library if we don’t have access to the book  (5 minutes preview).
  • Ebook Central has some new usability enhancements (for example DRM-free chapter download) and improved book detail pages.
  • MyiLibrary will merge to Ebook Central later this year and Humanities E-Books will move to a new platform in the summer 2018.

Our E-book guide will be updated accordingly this changes.

More information:
Information Specialist Soile Kolehmainen
soile.kolehmainen@uta.fi

Touch screen in Linna’s Idea for group work

Open studying space Idea in Linna

In Linna’s open studying space there is now an interactive touch screen that is available for students’ group work. The screen is beside the wall on Pinninkatu side, and with a slight turn it is handily available for groups working near it.

By the screen there are instructions. With your group you can access your materials and online contents when you connect your own device to the screen. You can also use the screen with the touch pen that is behind the screen. If needed, you can ask for a remote control at the Library’s Customer Service.

In Idea you can study alone or in groups. It is open according to the Library’s opening hours, and the Library coordinates its use. Open events of the University are also occasionally held in Idea.

Study spaces in the Library
About Linna library’s study spaces on blog

More information:
Manager Leena Horsma-aho, Student Information Services
Leena.Horsma-aho@uta.fi
kirjasto@uta.fi

Search for answers on FAQ service

FAQ box on Library front pageOn Library front page (www.uta.fi/kirjasto/en/) you can now find a handy FAQ – Search for answers box where you can find answers even when the Library is closed. The question box offers ready questions, when you start writing. You can also choose a topic from the word cloud.

Frequently asked questions service (FAQ)
Library’s guidance services (Chat, Ask the Library, FAQ, Book a Librarian)

More information:
Manager Leena Horsma-aho, Student Information Services
Leena.Horsma-aho@uta.fi
kirjasto@uta.fi

Opening Week: Ask and check the library orienteering points

During the opening week of the University, the Library welcomes especially the new students. In addition to our staff at the Customer Service desk of Linna library you will meet there a library guide who can also answer to your questions and direct you forward.

Go and find the Library Orienteering points in Linna. From our guide you’ll get the questions for seven orienteering points. When checking them you’ll learn more about library services and premises. Exercise is useful: all participants will get a prize.

On the Opening Day, Tuesday 5 September, you’ll find the library specialists at our stand in the Main building, and also with IT Helpdesk in Arvo building. Come and ask us e.g. about e-resources or our guidance services. Also try a referencing game, and click yourself a prize in Library Kimble. Welcome to meet us!