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,

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


More information:
Sari Leppänen, Information Specialist,

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,

Open Access publishing in Springer Nature journals

The corresponding authors of University of Tampere are entitled to publish their articles without APC fee in Springer’s  hybrid titles during 1.10.2018–31.12.2020. The APC charges are covered by the FinElib agreement.

For publishing an article open access in Springer’s hybrid journals, see instructions in Guides – Open Access English – Discounted APC fees.

Tampere University Library pays a supporter member subscription fee to BioMed Central. The corresponding authors of the University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital are entitled to publish their articles in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals with a 15 % discount on publishing fee (APC).

The discount applies to full Open Access journals in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen.

More information:
Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto,, and Sari Leppänen,

Use the name of the new university in 2019 publications

Researcher of Tampere University, please note that the new Tampere University affects also the affiliations in the publications. It is important for the visibility of the university and researchers that the University’s name is displayed correctly already in the manuscript of a publication, from where it will be indexed to international and national reference databases.

What to do in the following scenarios:

  • In publications that will be published this year, use your current affiliation
  • In publications that will be published in 2019, use either Tampere University or Tampereen yliopisto.
  • If you know for certain that your publication will be published in 2019, you should already put Tampere University or Tampereen yliopisto as your affiliation in the manuscript.

For example:
Teija Tutkija, Tampere University, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere, Finland
Teija Tutkija, Tampereen yliopisto, Informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekunta, Tampere

You can also include the name of your Faculty as soon as you know in which you will work. The names of the Faculties in Finnish, English and Swedish are available on the Tampere3 wiki (for UTA, TUT and TAMK members only. Please use your university authentication or Haka Login (UTA, TUT).

For more information, please contact:
Tanja Heikkilä,  (UTA)
Sirpa Hangasmäki, (UTA)
Yrjö Lappalainen, (TUT)

Your Account menu in Tamcat changes 9 October

In Tamcat the menu on Your Account section will move to another place on Tuesday 9 October. Currently the horizontal menu is at the top of the page. From Tuesday the vertical menu will be found on the left side of the page,

There are also direct links to the various functions of your account from the Tamcat My Account menu.

Submit your acquisition request to the Library in October at the latest

Acquisition of information resources at Tampere University Library has to be paused for November and December 2018 because of the merging process of Tampere3 libraries. The acquisition of resources will continue as usual until the end of October. That means that the Library’s customers can still make acquisition requests during October.

1.1.2019 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 will offer library services to whole higher education institution formed by UTA, TUT and TAMK. The new library will serve in the offices of the current libraries and online. We are preparing the new organization during this autumn which may already bring some changes to the services.

More information:
Petri Tonteri, Manager, Information Resources, Tampere University Library, tel. 040 190 4270

Acquisitions and acquisition request

New open access book outlines the theories of higher education management

Pekkola, Kivistö, Kohtamäki, Cai, Lyytinen (toim.): Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD studentsAs an interdisciplinary field of study, higher education research is still underdeveloped in terms of theoretical matureness and rigour. The new open access book Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD students offers perspectives on how a range of methodological choices, theoretical approaches and conceptualisations from other disciplines can be successfully applied and utilised in the context of higher education.

The book is edited by Elias Pekkola, Jussi Kivistö, Vuokko Kohtamäki, Yuzhuo Cai and Anu Lyytinen from the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere.

As a reader compiled of independent chapters, the book is particularly aimed at PhD students in the field of higher education administration. The first part highlights the importance of methods in research, and provides examples of academic dissertations with strong methodological groundings. In the second part, the authors provide theoretical and conceptual aids to analyse the transformation of higher education. The third part focuses on how traditional and well-established theoretical approaches can be applied to higher education settings in terms of, for example, research questions.

The book is openly available on the institutional repository TamPub of the University of Tampere. It is also available on the OAPEN Library portal and on the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

Elias Pekkola, Jussi Kivistö, Vuokko Kohtamäki, Yuzhuo Cai and Anu Lyytinen (eds.): Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives on Higher Education Management and Transformation: An advanced reader for PhD students. Tampere: Tampere University Press 2018.

More information on the book:
Elias Pekkola, tel. 050 4211 073,

More information on Tampere University Press:
Kati Mäki, tel. 040 190 4267,
Tampere University Press

Linna’s Silent Reading Room opens after renovation 3 September at 8.00

Welcome to the renewed Silent Reading Room in Linna library next week! Silent Reading Room is available again from Monday, 3 September at 8.00.

During the renovation the Reading Room’s electricity was renewed and the walls were painted. The larger part got a carpet that absorbs sound. The most visible change in the Reading Room is the new furniture that will be completed e.g. with comfortable armchairs in September.

Silent Reading Room on floor 2 in Linna is open to the customers during the Library’s opening hours. It is also available 24/7 for the students of the University of Tampere. When the Library is closed, you can access the staircase through the side door situated opposite the Finnish Student Health Service building using your key card.

More information:
Leena Horsma-aho, Manager, Student Information Services,

Study spaces in the Library