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)

Avoid booking Library’s group work rooms at the turn of the year

The booking system of group work rooms will change when the new Tampere higher education community starts its operations at the beginning of 2019. At the moment bookings for group work rooms in the Library are not transferred directly to the new system.

There are already some bookings for next year. Outside these reserved times in Linna and Arvo you can use the bookable rooms in the same way as the open group work rooms until the new system is available.

Group work spaces in the new Tampere University Library from 1.1.2019

Opening and service hours of the new Tampere University Library

The new Tampere University Library serves from January 2019 in the former premises and mainly with former opening and service hours. Furthermore, Hervanta unit, Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo’s Learning Center are available 24/7, as well as TAMK Main Campus’ and TAMK Mediapolis’ Self Service Library, all with a key card. – Please note, that with your current key card you can access only your “home campus”. On other campuses key cards are available at info desks.

We will shift to the spring term opening and services hours on Monday, 7 January. During the first week of January TAMK Music Academy unit is closed and other library units serve with shorter opening hours.

Exceptional opening hours 2.-4.1.2019

  • Linna: open 8–16, service 9–16
  • TAMK Pääkampus: open & service 9–15
  • Arvo: open 8–15, service 9–15
  • Hervanta: open 8–16, service 9–16
  • TAMK Mediapolis: open & service 9–15
  • Newspaper Reading Room, City Centre Campus: closed 21.12.-6.1.2019

Opening hours from 7.1.2019

  • Linna, City Centre Campus, Kalevantie 5
    • Mon-Fri 8-19, service 9-19
    • Sat 10-15, service 10-15
    • Linna’s Silent Reading Room with the key card 24/7
  • TAMK Main Campus, Kuntokatu 3
    • Mon-Fri 9-17, Self Service Library with the key card 7-22
    • Sat 10-15, Self Service Library 8-18
  • Arvo, Kauppi Campus, Arvo Ylpön katu 34
    • Mon-Fri 8-17, service 9-17
    • Arvo’s Learning Center with the key card 24/7
  • Hervanta, Hervannan Campus, Korkeakoulunkatu 7 (Kampusareena)
    • Mon-Fri 8-17, service 9-17
    • with the key card 24/7 (please note exceptions)
  • TAMK Music Academy, Pyynkintori, F.E. Sillanpään katu 9
    • Mon-Thu 10-18, Fri 11-16
  • TAMK Mediapolis, Tohlopinranta 31
    • Mon-Fri 9-15, service norm. Tue, Thu, Fri
    • Self Service Library with the key card 24/7
  • Newspaper Reading Room, City Centre Campus, Kalevantie 4, Main building floor 0
    • Mon-Fri 8-19, service 050 563 0935 Mon 12-15, Wed & Fri 9-12

On the eve of public holidays the Library will be closing at 16.00.

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

Opening hours of Tampere University Library at the end of the year 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)

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