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Results: 1 - 154 of 154
Results: 1 - 154 of 154
  • Students behind computers during the Summer
    Update on study places: No more reservation needed and start of summer opening hours
    7 Jul 2021
    As of 12 July, UvA students and staff no longer need to book a study place in advance as a result of the relaxation of the corona restrictions. At the same time, the summer opening times will begin. Library locations ...
  • Readers in Canvas now more user-friendly
    24 Jun 2021
    In July 2020, the Library introduced Readers in Canvas . Lecturers can use it to create reading lists and/or readers for their courses. A reading list is an online list with links to publications. A reader also ...
  • Library Summer School 2021
    18 Jun 2021
    This summer, the Library is organising for the first time a Library Summer School for lecturers who want to expand their information skills or digital skills. Information specialists will be giving online workshops ...
  • Update and video about new University Library: basement nearing completion
    11 Jun 2021
    The new University Library will reach another milestone when the basement is completed at the end of summer this year. Contractor BINX Smartility will then start the final phase of construction.
  • Towards 100% open access: make use of Article 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act
    9 Jun 2021
    As of 1 January 2021 the UvA has a 100% open access policy for scientific publications. One of the possibilities for UvA researchers to make their publications freely accessible, is the right that derives from ...
  • Start of fine-free return month for library books
    1 Jun 2021
    If you still have library books at home that have incurred fines of up to 100 euros, you may hand them in without penalty at the desk of one of our library locations during the month of June. Your fines will be ...
  • Access to 75 new databases through Adam Matthew Explorer
    1 Jun 2021
    The University Library has taken out a temporary subscription to Adam Matthew Explorer. This effectively adds no less than 75 databases to our collection for UvA students, lecturers and researchers.
  • First part of library collections now available as Open Data
    25 May 2021
    Under the banner of ‘Open Knowledge!’, exclamation mark included, the library has been working hard to reach our ambition of publishing our collections and their metadata open and online. With the infrastructure in ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Consultation of heritage collections possible again
    24 May 2021
    As of 25 May, the Allard Pierson Reading Room, the Humanities Collections and the IWO Reading Room will be open again. External borrowers will again be able to consult the digital collections on location. Reservation ...
  • Update study spaces 20 May
    20 May 2021
    From 20 May on, all students will once again be able to book a visit to the University Library with a maximum of 1 reservation per day, 2 times per week. On the study spaces page, you will find information on how to ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Cleaning up of doctoral theses frees up more than 600 metres of shelf space
    18 May 2021
    The Library will henceforth apply the same storage policy that applies to current theses to the entire thesis collection. It will store two copies of every thesis – one digital and one printed copy. For the depot, ...
  • Update study spaces
    21 Apr 2021
    From Wednesday, 28 April on, all students will once again be able to book a visit to the University Library once a week. On the study spaces page, you will find information on how to book, as well as the related ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Check your links to online resources
    20 Apr 2021
    Do you have links to databases, e-books or e-journals stored in your browser favorites or in one of the citation tools (RefWorks, Zotero or Mendeley) with or in the URL? ...
  • Mariëtte van Selm Research Support Champion 2021
    14 Apr 2021
    Today Research Data Management Specialist Mariëtte van Selm was awarded Research Support Champion of the Year. The award from SURF puts in the spotlight those who have made remarkable efforts over the past year to ...
  • New: Direct link to PDF for articles in CataloguePlus
    13 Apr 2021
    Would you also like to get the link to the accompanying PDF at a glance when you find an article in CataloguePlus? The LibKey tool makes this possible for a large number of articles. The Library has a trial license ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    UVA and AUAS Library selected LIBNOVA as partner for new Digital Depot
    7 Apr 2021
    The Library is partnering with the Spanish company LIBNOVA to introduce the new Digital Depot as a central place for the storage, access and long-term preservation of digital collections.
  • Deselection work will be completed by the beginning of April. Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Newspaper project frees up 100 metres of shelf space
    23 Mar 2021
    During the pilot phase it has been decided that 185 newspaper titles need no longer be kept, and that freed up approximately 100 metres of shelf space. The deselection of newspapers is expected to free up 1.5 km of ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    From 22 March external borrowers may again borrow printed material from the Library
    18 Mar 2021
    From 22 March external borrowers can request material from the catalogue and pick it up from University Library Singel. Use of study places and browsing materials in the open collections is unfortunately not yet ...
  • Artist impression (credits: West 8)
    Amsterdam city centre gets renewed historic University Quarter
    12 Mar 2021
    The City of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have produced a development plan for the area between the Amstel and the Hoogstraat. This includes the University Quarter (UQ), which will undergo a ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Depot collections: The Library launches an ambitious plan
    2 Mar 2021
    The space taken up by the UvA collections in the depot is to be reduced by twenty per cent in the next three years and the backlog in making archives and other collections accessible will be resolved. This plan ...
  • Internal meeting on University Quarter and SMP
    24 Feb 2021
    The UvA has been working with the City of Amsterdam, West 8 urban development agency and various internal and external stakeholders to develop the University Quarter Strategic Master Plan (SMP) over the past few ...
  • Animated picture of someone behind laptop
    Make publications freely accessible using Article 25fa of the Copyright Act
    18 Feb 2021
    UvA researchers can still have publications, that have not previously been published open access, made accessible, so that no one will run into a paywall when perusing research published at the UvA.
  • Closure University Library Amsterdam for external borrowers
    11 Feb 2021
    Due to the tightened measures around corona, we are forced to close the doors for our external borrowers until Monday 15 March.
  • Open Access logo
    UvA open access policy and Diamond Open Access Fund
    4 Feb 2021
    The Executive Board recently adopted the UvA Open Science programme 2020 – 2024. The programme includes an overview of new and well-established initiatives with regard to open access, research data management and ...
  • Onlinebrary: Experience studying together from home
    29 Jan 2021
    Even though you're stuck at home, it’s great to still be able to see your fellow students. After all, you're not the only one studying. Go to MS Teams to find the Onlinebrary. This is a motivating and inspiring ...
  • BINX Smartility to complete work on University Library
    20 Jan 2021
    Construction of the new University Library on the Binnengasthuis site is entering its final phase, known as ‘Plot III’. This part of the construction project consists of finalising the upper part of the University ...
  • Archaeologists find skeletons at Binnengasthuis premises
    12 Jan 2021
    Excavation work in the courtyard at the construction site for the new University Library has been completed. During the dig, the municipality of Amsterdam's Knowledge Centre for Monuments and Archaeology (MenA) ...
  • UvA adapts building-related projects
    11 Jan 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic and the expansion of digital education have prompted the UvA to critically reassess the need for renovation or new-build projects. The feasibility of new plans will also be subjected to ...
  • Old requests from Library Interlibrary Loan account no longer visible from 29 January
    5 Jan 2021
    On 29 January, the way in which staff and students with a UvAnetID log into WorldCat Discovery (the national library catalogue) will change. After that date, the system will automatically create a new Interlibrary ...
  • The Wish Tree is a creation of Crasborn Communicatie Vormgevers.
    Share your New Year wishes in the Library's digital wish tree
    7 Dec 2020
    The holiday season is almost upon us. As in previous years, the Library has decorated a wish tree. This time, though, it’s a digital version, rather than the physical variety at one of the Library’s locations. Every ...
  • 4 students in project room
    UvA uses Lecture Rooms as Project Rooms at REC and Science Park
    2 Dec 2020
    In addition to the study spaces offered by the Library, several lecture rooms have now also been made available at the Roeterseilandcampus and Science Park. The University of Amsterdam is constantly looking into the ...
  • University Library Singel
    Meeting Room and Extra Study Spaces in City Centre
    1 Dec 2020
    From Tuesday 1 December, the Library will be offering extra study spaces in the P.C. Hoofthuis Library, and it will also be possible to book a space in the large meeting room in the University Library Singel. Are you ...
  • Update on archaeological finds at Binnengasthuis premises
    24 Nov 2020
    The history of the Binnengasthuis premises dates back to the late 14th century. On the construction site of the new University Library, an extensive archaeological investigation is being carried out during the ...
  • Woman behind laptop looking at altmetrics
    Workshop: Measure the impact of publications
    16 Nov 2020
    Find out the impact of your publications with an online tool, Altmetric Explorer! The Library purchased a license for this tool which helps researchers track the societal and scientific impact of their research. If ...
  • Open access logo
    Publishing open access free of charge with Springer soon unavailable
    28 Oct 2020
    It is to be expected that from mid-November it will no longer be possible to publish articles open access without any costs under the national agreement with Springer. The maximum of open access articles for 2020 ...
  • Woman behind laptop looking at altmetrics
    Altmetric Explorer | Who’s talking about my publication?
    27 Oct 2020
    Find out the impact of your publications with an online tool, Altmetric Explorer! The Library recently purchased a license for this tool which helps researchers track the societal and scientific impact of their ...
  • UvA to accelerate data-driven research with new Data Science Centre
    26 Oct 2020
    The University of Amsterdam will launch a new Data Science Centre (DSC) to help increase the innovation, diffusion and cross pollination of data science across all faculties.
  • onwards to 100 % Open Access
    Onwards to 100 percent open access articles
    22 Oct 2020
    Of all peer reviewed scientific articles at the UvA, 63 percent was published in open access in 2019. This is a growth of almost 10 percentage point compared to 2018. What can researchers do to make even more ...
  • New initiatives on open access books launched
    New initiatives on open access books launched
    19 Oct 2020
    Recently the Open Access Books Toolkit was launched. A toolkit developed to give academics more insight in all aspects of open access book publishing. Another initiative is the Open Access Books Network: an ...
  • There are three study islands suspended from the ceiling. Photo: Monique Kooijmans
    Labhal makes space for extra study places
    28 Sep 2020
    The completion of the large-scale renovation work on Building D has created extra study places for students in the Science Park. As of 29 September students will be able to book these new study places that will be ...
  • Is your ORCID working properly?
    17 Sep 2020
    While more than 80% of UvA researchers have an ORCID, only a small number of them have connected it to Pure. Connect ORCID to get the most out of it. It is important to connect your account as soon as possible. This ...
  • Update on new University Library: construction in full swing
    16 Sep 2020
    Exactly one year ago today, the first pile was driven for the new University Library. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the new University Library in the University Quarter is going steadily. Work ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Call for students to take part in the Onlinebrary focus group
    7 Sep 2020
    The Library is looking for students who like experimenting and who would like to take part in the Onlinebrary focus group – a new project in which we will be creating the optimum digital study environment for UvA ...
  • Illustration of the library locations in red
    Welcome to the Library
    26 Aug 2020
    This academic year is a special one for us all, and more particularly for our first-year students. The start of a new academic year is a period filled with good intentions: you want to find the right literature for ...
  • Gerard Nijsten appointed director of UvA/HvA Library
    14 Aug 2020
    Gerard Nijsten has been appointed as the new head of the UvA/HvA Library, effective 1 November 2020. Nijsten is currently director of operational management at the UvA’s Faculty of Humanities.
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Heritage collections ready to be consulted again
    14 Aug 2020
    As of 18 August, it will again be possible to consult the heritage materials, archives and other special collections in the Reading Room of the Allard Pierson. Booking a work place in the Reading Room is only ...
  • ‘Call Open Access Books’ and
    13 Jul 2020
    NWO will make 500,000 euros a year available for the open access publication of books. Next to that, NWO helps to realize the start of the open access journals platform with a three-year project grant.
  • The Library welcomes non-UvA borrowers again
    3 Jul 2020
    The Library is in a phased reopening. From Monday 6 July, the Library will further expand its (physical) services. From then on, borrowing and returning can be done at multiple locations, the Humanities Collections ...
  • Readers in Canvas launched
    2 Jul 2020
    Starting in July, lecturers wishing to offer their students readers or reading lists will be able to do this within Canvas, UvA's digital learning environment. Students can download their readers free of charge in ...
  • Borrowing books from other libraries possible again
    30 Jun 2020
    From Wednesday 1 July it will again be possible to borrow books from other libraries via interlibrary loan. You can also request scans of journal articles or chapters of books again.
  • Onlinebrary: Digital study space available now!
    29 Jun 2020
    For students who miss studying in the library with fellow students, we now offer Onlinebrary, a digital study space available from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July. This online environment helps you study at home, and ...
  • Library Learning Centre (REC H) reopens study places
    12 Jun 2020
    As of Monday 15 June, UvA students and staff will be able again to use the study spaces in the Library Learning Centre in REC H. The Library also expands the reservation options for all reopened library locations.
  • Library reopens Science Park study areas
    5 Jun 2020
    As of Monday 8 June, UvA students and staff will be able to use study places at the Science Park library location. From that day on, the reservation options for the reopened library locations will also be expanded.
  • Studying at the University Library Singel
    29 May 2020
    From Tuesday 2 June, UvA students and staff are welcome to study at the University Library Singel again. We will start with a limited amount of 67 study places (including 25 places with a PC). You have to book your ...
  • National open science partnership between Dutch research institutions and Elsevier
    20 May 2020
    The VSNU, NFU, NWO, KNAW and Vereniging Hogescholen have agreed upon a national open science partnership with Elsevier for five years. The new agreement contains conditions about access to journals, open access ...
  • Borrowing of printed books possible again from 25 May 2020
    20 May 2020
    In the coming weeks the services of the Library will be extended in phases. Keep an eye on our website for the latest news.
  • "ORCID provides me as a scientist with a unique identifier"
    12 May 2020
    ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor iD. It is a persistent digital identifier to distinguish researchers. In short, ORCID is a personal ID for researchers like ISBN is for books, ISSN for journals and ...
  • UvA researcher Peter Kuperus in the molecular lab for DNA Isolation
    For research support you go to
    7 May 2020
    The UvA Research Support Portal collects existing information for UvA researchers that is relevant when preparing, executing and completing research.
  • New multidisciplinary databases
    1 May 2020
    The UvA Library has subscribed to three new databases published by Gale. These databases are multidisciplinary.
  • Will you come up with a theme for the facade screen of the new University Library?
    30 Apr 2020
    Construction on the new library building in the University Quarter will finish in 2022. The facade will be covered by a facade screen measuring 10 metres in height and 50 metres in length. Send in your idea for this ...
  • Coronavirus and the consequences for construction and University Quarter news
    20 Mar 2020
    Currently, the COVID-19 coronavirus is active in the Netherlands. As an organisation, the UvA follows the guidelines set out by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor ...
  • No afternoon delivery Book Depot 13 March
    13 Mar 2020
    Additional information on delivery of requested materials from the Book Depot (IWO) on Friday 13 March 2020
  • New course offering: the Citing Sources online course
    6 Mar 2020
    The Library is offering a new course called Citing Sources. This course is made up of two modules, is available online and everyone can take it at their own pace.
  • Students at Faculty of Science choose classic chair as favourite for new study spaces
    6 Mar 2020
    From 19 to 26 February, students at the Faculty of Science tested three different desk chairs on comfort, appearance, adjustability and robustness, and rated them using an online form. The Library used the results of ...
  • Readers to go to Canvas
    2 Mar 2020
    During the summer of 2020 the UvA is switching to a new reader system. Lecturers wishing to offer their students readers will soon have an easy way of doing this within Canvas, the UvA's digital learning environment.
  • Watch the video on the construction of the new University Library!
    28 Feb 2020
    If you're curious about how the construction of the new University Library is progressing, watch the first time-lapse video, which was made in part using drone images. We will continue to update the time-lapse until ...
  • Open Access Milestone reached in the Netherlands
    24 Feb 2020
    This February the 10.000th open access article is administered that was published without any additional costs by Dutch researchers in 2019 under the national open access agreements with publishers. Also this year ...
  • Image: Monique Kooijmans
    Help us decide on the chairs for the new study places in Labhal D
    19 Feb 2020
    The University library will be offering faculty of science students over one hundred extra study places in the renewed Labhal in Building D at the beginning of the next academic year. The Library is currently ...
  • Discover a new way of putting together your own presentations. Image:
    UvA's Heritage Collections within reach with the digital exhibition machine
    11 Feb 2020
    Until 15 March, you will find a very special touch screen in the entrance hall of the University Library at the Singel. This customised installation contains digital exhibitions of heritage collections put together ...
  • Milestone for the new University Library: foundations completed
    30 Jan 2020
    With the installation of 650 new piles and 250 metres of sheet pile wall round the building, the new foundations for the future University Library in the University Quarter have been completed.
  • UvA introduces new research data management guidelines
    27 Jan 2020
    On 15 January, the Executive Board adopted new guidelines on research data management (RDM) at the UvA. These guidelines are based on the FAIR principles, which specify that research data should be as Findable, ...
  • Student behind desk working on laptop
    New thesis publication environment
    21 Jan 2020
    The University Library has recently revamped the thesis publication environment UvA Scripties (formerly Scripties Online). The web page with faculty information about publishing theses has also been updated. These ...
  • Library study area
    Pilot: University Library Singel open every day until 1 a.m.
    10 Jan 2020
    After deliberation with the Central Student Council (CSR), the study rooms of the UB Singel will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. from 13 January to 12 April.
  • Elsevier logo
    Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach agreement
    20 Dec 2019
    The agreement, valid from January the 1st 2020, provides Dutch researchers with full reading access to all Elsevier journals, and allows open access publishing in Elsevier journals without additional costs.
  • The University Library at the Singel remains open
    17 Dec 2019
    Do you need a study space during the Christmas break? If this is your case, come to study in the University Library. The UB Singel remains open except on 25 & 26 December and 1st January. All other library locations ...
  • Available research funding grants in one overview
    6 Dec 2019
    Researchers from the UvA that are looking for ways to fund their research can now use Research Professional. This is offered by the Library.
  • The National ThinkTank: Testing ideas to improve concentration
    2 Dec 2019
    Do you feel stressed and distracted during exam periods as well? The National ThinkTank is conducting experiments at the University Library Singel to improve focus and reduce stress while studying. This field ...
  • Readers move over to Canvas
    26 Nov 2019
    Lecturers wishing to offer their students readers will soon have an easy way of doing this within Canvas, the UvA's digital learning environment. The separate input module (invoer- will no longer be ...
  • October 21-27 Open Access Week 2019
    23 Oct 2019
    This week (October 21 – 27) the international Open Access week will be held. This year’s theme is ‘Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge’.
  • scriptieworkflow
    New for education: a template in Canvas for arrangement of thesis-based courses
    17 Oct 2019
    A template was recently made available for the arrangement of thesis-based courses in Canvas. Using this template will ensure that the final draft of a thesis is checked for plagiarism, assessed, published with due ...
  • Voortgang Allard Pierson Museum - Het Klikt Fotografie
    Allard Pierson Museum renovation and free Open Doors day
    16 Oct 2019
    The first phase of the renovation at the Allard Pierson Museum (APM) is nearing completion. The BES exhibit will open its doors to the public on Thursday 17 October, which also marks the official reopening of Allard ...
  • UvA Library Exams potlood staand
    Exam Time: from 12 until 25 October
    10 Oct 2019
    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. The Library has extended ...
  • Study place for Pop-up learning space
    Students paint walls in the new pop-up learning space
    10 Oct 2019
    Recently, the Library called on UvA students to come up with inspiring designs for the temporary learning space in the J/K building on the Roeterseiland Campus. The proposals by students Pruthvi Vellanki (Qatar, ...
  • Library Instruction videos
    Instruction videos on Information Literacy
    7 Oct 2019
    The new videos briefly explain a number of topics to help students find academic sources more intelligently. They also show students how to get more out of the Library’s services.
  • LAB42 new building
    Help the Library create the study places in Science Park-LAB42 and give us your suggestions on the Final Design
    3 Oct 2019
    How do students want to use the new study places? Does the appearance meet the wishes? The Library wants to know if the design fulfills students expectations.
  • Inclusion of library literature in Canvas
    1 Oct 2019
    From now on, lecturers can easily use Canvas to draw their students’ attention to databases, articles and books that are recommended or compulsory for a particular course.
  • The New York Times logo
    Access to The New York Times, also available on smartphones
    19 Sep 2019
    As of today, students and employees of the University of Amsterdam have access to the full texts articles of The New York Times. De University Library has taken a subscription on this widely read American newspaper.
  • 1ste pile celebration University Library 16 September 2019 with Ilse Griek and UvA-student Maya Moreno
    First pile new University Library ‘driven’
    17 Sep 2019
    On 16 September, district councillor Ilse Griek and UvA Economics and Business Economics student Maya Moreno ‘drove’ the first pile of the new University Library in the presence of local residents, university staff ...
  • First edition of TEDxHvAmsterdam, themed The Producible Future
    Livestream TEDxHvAmsterdam at UB Singel
    16 Sep 2019
    On Tuesday October 1st, 2019 the first edition of TEDxHvAmsterdam will take place. Were you unable to get a ticket? No worries, the UB Singel provides a live stream in the Potgieterzaal. Please note: there is a ...
  • Entrance Fair: Winners Solar Chargers announced
    10 Sep 2019
    During the Student Fair, nearly 800 first-year students completed the Library Quiz. This year 10 percent of the students guessed the correct answers. The Library has randomly selected five winners.
  • Erasmus+ Staff Week
    4 Sep 2019
    From 30 September till 4 October, the libraries of three higher education institutions in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will organize an Erasmus+ Staff week. The theme of this event will be ‘Research and Education ...
  • Access gates reading room in the Law Library
    2 Sep 2019
    Starting 1 October 2019, the reading room in the Law Library will be accessible only to Amsterdam Law School students (including PPLE) and staff between the hours of 9:00 and 17.00. The collection and study places ...
  • New: catalogue search bar on Library homepage
    26 Aug 2019
    The homepage of the University Library has a new feature: a catalogue search bar. Via this search bar you can now easily search the library catalogue.
  • Archaeologic research site future University Library
    Archaeological findings on University Library construction site
    16 Aug 2019
    Recently, an archaeological dig was undertaken in the courtyard between the former Zusterhuis and Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek buildings as part of realising the new University Library. This investigation was carried ...
  • Bicycles at Spui
    Roadworks Spui and Koningsplein
    5 Aug 2019
    The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is getting a new layout. The first roadworks will start mid August 2019 on the Spui, Singel and Koningsplein. From then on all bicycle parking sections in front of the university library ...
  • Maintenance and cleaning work University Library_tools
    University Library Singel closed on 11 August, collections closed on 15 August
    27 Jul 2019
    Due to maintenance and cleaning work, the University Library Singel will be closed on Sunday 11 August. Moreover, the collections in the E-building will not be accessible on Thursday 15 August.
  • design study hall library
    Three hundred thousand books on a nine-kilometer shelf
    3 Jul 2019
    Bookshelves will be placed along the high walls of the Second Surgical Clinic with room for about three hundred thousand books, magazines and other material from the Humanities collections. In the first design plans ...
  • Transition to open access - Final version Plan S
    24 Jun 2019
    The final version of Plan S has been published by COAlition S, a consortium of international research funders in which NWO (including ZonMw) participates.
  • 15-27 June: Exam Time
    13 Jun 2019
    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. We have extended opening ...
  • From convent to hospital and ultimately a library
    12 Jun 2019
    The Oudemanhuispoort and Binnengasthuis grounds have a long history that includes a variety of functions. This area has been home to a convent, a hospital, a museum, residential housing and a university. The history ...
  • Borrowing and making requests temporarily unavailable
    27 May to 5 June - Limited Library Services
    23 May 2019
    From Monday 27 May to Wednesday 5 June, the University Library will be switching over to a new library system. Our services will be restricted during this time. Read more about what temporarily is not possible.
  • Anton delivers your books with a smile
    22 May 2019
    Anton Bier drives the UvA/AUAS library book delivery van. Each day, he shuttles between the UvA's central book depository on the AMC campus in Amsterdam-Zuidoost and the libraries located across the city – always ...
  • Easily link datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to publications in Pure
    18 Apr 2019
    As of today, UvA researchers are able to link published datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to corresponding publications in Pure. The library has created an automated link connecting the two systems. This means that it is ...
  • Research Support Portal FNWI Science Park
    The UvA Research Support Portal is live
    11 Apr 2019
    The UvA Research Support Portal is now live. This portal collects existing information for UvA researchers that is relevant when preparing, executing and completing research.
  • Nexis Uni - The standard databases for finding news
    25 Mar 2019
    As from May 1st you can search Nexis Uni to find articles from newspapers, news magazines and other news sources.
  • Boekenweek: Open Podium and University Library Bal
    Boekenweek: Open Podium and University Library Ball on 29 March
    17 Mar 2019
    On Friday, 29 March, the Faculty Book Week Committee of the Faculty of Humanities, VOX-POP and the University Library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will be organising an Open Podium and the University Library ...
  • Extra Study Spaces and Extended Opening Hours
    13 Mar 2019
    During exam time the Library, in cooperation with Facility Services, offers you extra study spaces. On campus lecture rooms are available for studying. Need longer for your study? No problem. We have extended opening ...
  • New and renewed open access agreements with publishers for 2019
    12 Mar 2019
    The Dutch universities, the university libraries and publishers have made a couple of new agreements and renewed a few existing ones on open access for 2019. The following is an overview of these agreements.
  • SciVal - Analysis tool for scientific output
    Analysis tool for scientific output available
    5 Mar 2019
    SciVal is a bibliometric tool that uses data from Scopus to analyze the research performance of universities, groups, individuals and even countries. As a researcher, you can use SciVal to create evaluation reports, ...
  • Wish cards for the Wish Tree campaign
    This is what you wished for the most at the Library
    1 Feb 2019
    During the Holiday season you all together wrote more than 500 wishing cards. The Library feels honored and thanks everyone who took the time to share their wishes in the Wish Tree at the UB Singel and the P.C. ...
  • WorldCat Discovery interlibrary loan
    Changes to Interlibrary loans
    28 Jan 2019
    The Library has switched to a new system for requesting books and/or articles from another library, known as Interlibrary Loans (ILL). Both the way you search and the way you submit your request have changed.
  • Extended library opening hours
    21 Jan 2019
    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.
  • Open access
    Open Access Agreement with the Oxford University Press
    21 Jan 2019
    This year researchers will be able to profit from the agreement the Dutch universities made with the Oxford University Press (OUP).
  • Open access
    Guidelines for the implementation of Plan S have been announced
    12 Dec 2018
    In November Coalition S announced the guidelines for implementing Plan S, the transition to complete open access.
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    Makeover for CataloguePlus
    10 Dec 2018
    From 10 December CataloguePlus – the online search engine of the Library – has a brand-new look and is easier to use on mobile devices.
  • Lecture room new Library
    The design for the new library’s lecture room is revealed 
    27 Nov 2018
    Lecturers of the Humanities faculty contributed to the design for the new library’s lecture room that is to be built on the Binnengasthuis site.
  • UvA discontinues BrowZine service
    19 Nov 2018
    The BrowZine tablet app will not be available for UvA users after 31 December 2018. Usage turned out too low, related to the costs.
  • Puppies
    The puppy room: 'A great way to take a break from your studies.'
    23 Oct 2018
    This Monday afternoon and today, from 14:00 to 16:00, a temporary puppy room was in effect in the University Library on Singel. Under the watchful eyes of an experienced dog trainer and of course their owners, among ...
  • Definitief ontwerp interieur nieuwe UB
    Check out the Definitive Interior Design of the new University Library
    23 Oct 2018
    In early 2021, the new University Library will be opening in the University Quarter. What will the interior look like? Imagine a yellow counter instead of red at which to collect requested items, study nooks amidst ...
  • Puppies
    Unwind in University Library puppy room - already 'sold out'
    15 Oct 2018
    The University Library on Singel will be temporarily opening a puppy room especially for students during the upcoming exam period. Looking for a chance to relax between studying? Then come along and cuddle and play ...
  • Extended library opening hours
    11 Oct 2018
    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period more than 750 ...
  • DMP Online
    Data management planning made easier: DMPonline
    9 Oct 2018
    As of today, researchers can write their data management plan with the online tool DMPonline.
  • No services P.C. Hoofthuis Library
    28 Sep 2018
    Due to the occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis today, P.C. Hoofthuis Libary is closed on Friday 28 September. Reserved books remain longer. Also the delivery of materials from the collection of the P.C. Hoofthuis ...
  • Open access
    Open access has been kicked up a notch with ‘Plan S’
    27 Sep 2018
    From 1 January 2020 onwards, all publications resulting from NWO financing and other national and European research financiers must find publication in fully open access journals.
  • Fraudulent open access publishers
    18 Sep 2018
    The Volkskrant recently published an article exposing fraudulent publishers who deceptively offer open access publishing. These publishers charge open access fees without offering the editorial services or peer reviews.
  • BioCyc
    Library subscribes to BioCyc, database for life scientists
    17 Aug 2018
    From March to April the UvA had a trial access to the BioCyc Database Collection. This is now converted into a license for one year. If usage by students and staff is satisfactory, then the license will be continued.
  • Update negotiations Elsevier
    15 Aug 2018
    1 January 2019 the agreement concerning access and open access publishing between the Dutch universities and the publisher Elsevier will come to an end.
  • Reading room Book depot (IWO) closed 24 August 2018
    30 Jul 2018
    The reading room at the Book depot (IWO) will be closed on 24 August 2018 due to the Summer School organized by Special Collections.
  • Logo WeMakeThe.City
    11 Jun 2018
    Cities are growing worldwide, including Amsterdam. This growth is accompanied by urgent challenges involving climate, security, affordable housing, health and more. How can we make cities better? WeMakeThe.City, a ...
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    Completion of provisional design for interior of new University Library
    5 Apr 2018
    The provisional design for the interior of the new University Library by interior architects MVSA Architects was agreed this week. Among the defining elements of the design are its use of colour, a reference to the ...
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    ‘Bad RDM affects the quality of the research as a whole’
    27 Mar 2018
    In 2020 it should be conventional that the UvA and HvA teach proper research data management. At least, that is the goal for Phase 2 of the RDM programme. Emiel van Loon, who works with the Faculty of Science ...
  • Research Data Management
    Dutch Data Prize 2018
    27 Mar 2018
    The Dutch Data Prize 2018 is a prize - in three categories -for a researcher or research group that has made an extraordinary contribution to science by making research data available for additional or new research. 
  • Ondertekening convenant Universiteitskwartier
    City of Amsterdam and UvA invest in development of University Quarter
    16 Mar 2018
    On 15 March the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the City of Amsterdam set out agreements regarding the joint development of the University Quarter. The municipality and the University will work together to ...
  • Exams
    Extended library opening hours and 750 additional study places during examination period
    16 Mar 2018
    Are you looking for somewhere to study during the examination period? All of the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms during this period. During the peak period, from Monday ...
  • BioCyc
    BioCyc Database Collection on trial until 15 April
    5 Mar 2018
    From 15 March to 15 April the BioCyc Database Collection is accessible on trial to students and staff of the University of Amsterdam.
  • copyright
    New regulations for readers
    28 Feb 2018
    In using copyright protected material for education purposes, universities must comply with new regulations. This 'Easy Access Regulation' differentiates between short and long extracts.
  • study room University Library
    Students offer their ideas on the design for new UB study places
    16 Feb 2018
    Books, seclusion, plants, views, light and space. These are the terms students used most to describe their favourite visual impressions of possible study places featured in the Library’s ‘Study Places Tinder’ survey ...
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    Preliminary asbestos investigation BG13/14
    5 Feb 2018
    This month, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is starting its preliminary investigation into asbestos in BG13a/14. These activities are in preparation of the construction work for the University Library to be built ...
  • UvA collaborates with West 8 on university quarter
    30 Jan 2018
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to build a City Centre Campus in the heart of Amsterdam in the vicinity of the Binnengasthuis grounds, Oude Turfmarkt, Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Kloveniersburgwal. The campus is ...
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    SURF research boot camp
    19 Jan 2018
    On 10 April, another SURF Research Boot Camp for researchers takes place. This is a day with a variety of hands-on training, organized by UvA and AUAS.
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    Help think about the design for study places of the new UB and win an iPad!
    11 Jan 2018
    A new university library will open its doors in 2021 at the Binnengasthuis premises. Right now MVSA Architects is working on the design for the interior and we are looking for as much student input as we can get. ...
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    Provisional decision new University Library City Centre
    24 May 2017
    The new University Library (UB) can best be realised on the BG site ('Binnengasthuisterrein') in the Tweede Chirurgische Kliniek and the Zusterhuis (BG13/14). This provisional decision by the Executive Board is made ...
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    REC A and REC BC demolition work
    1 May 2017
    In late April, work will commence on breaking open a section of the walls between REC A and REC BC. This work will continue through to the project’s completion on 30 June 2017. Read on for details of the work ...
  • Follow-up to University Library consultation
    24 Apr 2017
    From 16 March to 13 April, the academic community (UvA staff and students) was able to take part in a public consultation on the location of the new City Centre University Library (UB). The input and considerations ...
  • Impression kick-off meeting consultation new University Library
    20 Mar 2017
    On Thursday 16 March, the launch meeting was held for the consultation process for the choice of location for the new University Library. This meeting marked the start of the four-week consultation period. More than ...
  • Consultation on City Centre University Library
    28 Feb 2017
    The consultation period in connection with the location of the new University Library on the City Centre Campus will begin from 16 March. A kick-off meeting, an exhibit in VOX-POP, talks with the architects and an ...
  • Open Access
    Almost 10,000 signatures to LERU Statement on Open Access
    28 Jan 2016
    On Wednesday, 27 January, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) presented the approximately 10,000 signatures to the LERU Statement on Open Access to Carlos Moedas, EU commissioner for Research, Science ...
  • leru
    Only one week left to sign Open Access statement
    11 Jan 2016
    The League of European Research Universities (LERU), the association of 21 research-intensive universities of which the UvA has been a member since 2006, is calling on researchers to sign the statement ‘Moving ...
  • Open Access
    Draft agreement with Elsevier on Open Access
    14 Dec 2015
    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has, also on behalf of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), reached a draft agreement with academic ...
  • leru
    LERU calls on researchers to sign Open Access statement
    2 Dec 2015
    The League of European Research Universities (LERU), the association of 21 research-intensive universities of which the UvA has been a member since 2006, is calling on researchers to sign a statement urging the ...
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    Google, KB and UvA add 100,000 centuries-old titles to online library
    8 Oct 2014
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is joining the successful collaboration between the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and Google. Over the next two years, Google will be digitising 100,000 unique, often ...
  • Nol Verhagen ontvangt Koninklijke onderscheiding
    Nol Verhagen named Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau
    2 Sep 2013
    Nol Verhagen, former director of the libraries of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS/HvA), has been named an Officer in the Order of ...
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    Architects chosen for University Library
    8 Jul 2013
    MVSA Architects and Architectenbureau J. Van Stigt have been jointly contracted to design the new University Library for the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Ms. Maria Heijne, UB-HB
    Maria Heijne appointed director of UvA and AUAS/HvA libraries
    1 Jul 2013
    The Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS/HvA) has appointed Maria Heijne director of the UvA Library and the AUAS/HvA ...