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  • 24 Jun 2019
    Transition to open access - Final version Plan S

    The final version of Plan S has been published by COAlition S, a consortium of international research funders in which NWO (including ZonMw) participates.

  • 13 Jun 2019
    15-27 June: Exam Time

    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 ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    From convent to hospital and ultimately a library

    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 ...

  • 23 May 2019
    27 May to 5 June - Limited Library Services

    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.

  • 22 May 2019
    Anton delivers your books with a smile

    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 ...

  • 14 May 2019
    18-29 May: Exam Time

    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 ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Easily link datasets in UvA/HvA figshare to publications in Pure

    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 ...

  • 11 Apr 2019
    The UvA Research Support Portal is live

    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.

  • 25 Mar 2019
    Nexis Uni - The standard databases for finding news

    As from May 1st you can search Nexis Uni to find articles from newspapers, news magazines and other news sources.

  • 13 Mar 2019
    Extra Study Spaces and Extended Opening Hours

    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 ...

  • 12 Mar 2019
    New and renewed open access agreements with publishers for 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.

  • 5 Mar 2019
    Analysis tool for scientific output available

    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, ...

  • 1 Feb 2019
    This is what you wished for the most at the Library

    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. ...

  • 28 Jan 2019
    Changes to Interlibrary loans

    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.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Extended library opening hours

    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.

  • 21 Jan 2019
    Open Access Agreement with the Oxford University Press

    This year researchers will be able to profit from the agreement the Dutch universities made with the Oxford University Press (OUP).

  • 12 Dec 2018
    Guidelines for the implementation of Plan S have been announced

    In November Coalition S announced the guidelines for implementing Plan S, the transition to complete open access.

  • 10 Dec 2018
    Makeover for CataloguePlus

    From 10 December CataloguePlus – the online search engine of the Library – has a brand-new look and is easier to use on mobile devices.

  • 6 Dec 2018
    The Library Wish Tree is back

    As of today the Library invites students, employees and other visitors to share their inspiring wishes for the new year. This year there are two Wish Trees, located at the University Library Singel and P.C. Hoofthuis ...

  • 6 Dec 2018
    Extended library opening hours

    Looking for somewhere to study on campus during the examination period? All the major library locations have extended opening hours and additional study rooms.

  • 27 Nov 2018
    The design for the new library’s lecture room is revealed 

    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.

  • 19 Nov 2018
    UvA discontinues BrowZine service

    The BrowZine tablet app will not be available for UvA users after 31 December 2018. Usage turned out too low, related to the costs.

  • 23 Oct 2018
    The puppy room: 'A great way to take a break from your studies.'

    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 ...

  • 23 Oct 2018
    Check out the Definitive Interior Design of the new University Library

    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 ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Unwind in University Library puppy room - already 'sold out'

    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 ...

  • 15 Oct 2018
    Buy & sell used textbooks with other UvA students

    Affinity is the keyword for, an initiative of UvA students for selling and buying their used textbooks online at a friendly price.  The idea is for UvA students to use their own online space, with no ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Extended library opening hours

    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 ...

  • 9 Oct 2018
    Data management planning made easier: DMPonline

    As of today, researchers can write their data management plan with the online tool DMPonline.

  • 28 Sep 2018
    No services P.C. Hoofthuis Library

    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 ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    Open access has been kicked up a notch with ‘Plan S’

    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.

  • 17 Aug 2018
    Library subscribes to BioCyc, database for life scientists

    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.

  • 30 Jul 2018
    Reading room Book depot (IWO) closed 24 August 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.

  • 18 Jun 2018
    The Science Park Library will close for the summer but service provision continues

    From 5 July to 24 August, the Science Park Library’s collection will not be available because of work being done on the building’s air-conditioning system. Students and staff requiring books from the reference ...

  • 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 ...

  • 5 Apr 2018
    Completion of provisional design for interior of new University Library

    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 ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    ‘Bad RDM affects the quality of the research as a whole’

    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 ...

  • 27 Mar 2018
    Dutch Data Prize 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. 

  • 16 Mar 2018
    City of Amsterdam and UvA invest in development of University Quarter

    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 ...

  • 16 Mar 2018
    Extended library opening hours and 750 additional study places during examination period

    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 ...

  • 5 Mar 2018
    BioCyc Database Collection on trial until 15 April

    From 15 March to 15 April the BioCyc Database Collection is accessible on trial to students and staff of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 28 Feb 2018
    New regulations for readers

    In using copyright protected material for education purposes, universities must comply with new regulations. This 'Easy Access Regulation' differentiates between short and long extracts.

  • 16 Feb 2018
    Students offer their ideas on the design for new UB study places

    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 ...

  • 5 Feb 2018
    Preliminary asbestos investigation BG13/14

    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 ...

  • 1 Feb 2018
    The Allard Pierson Museum and Special Collections will join to become the Allard Pierson

    The Allard Pierson Museum and Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam will join to become the Allard Pierson: the museum and the institute for cultural heritage collections of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 30 Jan 2018
    UvA collaborates with West 8 on university quarter

    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 ...

  • 19 Jan 2018
    SURF research boot camp

    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.

  • 11 Jan 2018
    Help think about the design for study places of the new UB and win an iPad!

    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. ...

  • 23 Dec 2017
    In Memoriam Warren Lee

    Last night we received the sad news that Warren Lee has died. Until his retirement in 2015, Warren was the driving force behind the Nijhof & Lee bookshop at Special Collections.

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Wish upon a tree. Share your wish for 2018 in the Library!

    What are your hopes for 2018? Pick up a wish card at any library information desk and share your wishes. We will be collecting the wish cards and hanging them in the wishing tree in the hall of the UB Singel.

  • 5 Dec 2017
    SPIE Digital Library now available at the UvA

    All students and staff at the UvA will now have access to the SPIE Digital Library.

  • 29 Nov 2017
    10,000 open access articles from Dutch academics

    According to the newly presented government coalition agreement ‘open science’ and ‘open access’ will be the norm in scientific research. A lot has been done in the past few years to work towards this goal and recent ...

  • 6 Oct 2017
    Extended opening hours library locations and extra study places during exam period

    Looking for a study place during the exam period? UB Singel will be open every night until 1 A.M. Extra study places have also been arranged on the Roeterseiland Campus (REC) and in the city centre.

  • 28 Sep 2017
    Securing your research data

    From now on, researchers at UvA can save and share their research data safely and securely using figshare.

  • 27 Sep 2017
    Open access publishing: workshops

    It is possible to publish open access in almost every journal, and in most cases without any costs for the author. On 23, 24 and 26 October the Library will give workshops in which you will learn how to publish open ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Publication of UvA/AUAS Library Annual Report and facts & figures for 2016

    The Annual Report [in Dutch] has been published in the form of an infographic showing the goals, intended results and specific actions per strategic line, with hyperlinks to relevant web articles. The facts & figures ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Law Library and IVIR documentation centre have moved to the REC

    The Law Library and The Institute for Information Law (IVIR) documentation centre moved to the Roeterseiland Campus over the summer months. Have you already taken a look?

  • 14 Sep 2017
    Reshelving collections Singel 425 almost done

    After the reshelving of the books at P.C. Hoofthuis Library, the last few months the Humanities collections in the University Library Singel is reshelved according to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). The ...

  • 5 Sep 2017
    Learning Spaces REC A0 and BC1 now in use

    Need a few minutes as a group to work on a project, before or after a lecture? Or somewhere for concentrated study on your own? At the new Learning Spaces close to the teaching facilities, you can choose a workplace ...

  • 25 Jul 2017
    Changes to study places in the city centre and Roeterseiland Campus

    This Summer, the Faculty of Law is moving to the Roeterseiland Campus. How will this affect study places in the city centre and Roeterseiland Campus?

  • 4 Jul 2017
    Rethinking how we work

    Dušan Barok is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies and one of the ‘early adopters’ of the figshare software for research data management (RDM) at the UvA/AUAS. In September 2017, figshare will be ...

  • 4 Jul 2017
    New study spaces in REC A and B/C

    In the 'Learning Spaces' in REC A and B/C there will be created ca 850 new study spaces without a PC. The new study spaces will be phased into use from the start of the new academic year.

  • 20 Jun 2017
    Figshare in Amsterdam

    On 30 May, Maria Heijne, director of the UvA/HvA Library, welcomed ca 40 colleagues from Dutch universities in the UvA/HvA Library for an information session on the implementation of ‘figshare for institutions’ at ...

  • 14 Jun 2017
    Paper by UvA authors in top 5% most cited articles

    A paper on mobility and potential exposure to diversity, written by UvA researchers Marco te Brömmelstroet, Anna Nikolaeva and Meredith Glaser of Urban Planning and others, is now in the top 5% of most cited articles ...

  • 12 Jun 2017
    Hansje van Halem: in patterns

    From 16 June through 1 October 2017, graphic designer Hansje van Halem responds in the ErfgoedLab to the simultaneous exhibition ‘Modernism: in print’.

  • 24 May 2017
    Provisional decision new University Library City Centre

    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 ...

  • 18 May 2017
    Organisations and researchers get a better grip on data management

    Since September 2015, Ingeborg Verheul has been working at SURFsara. She was commissioned to set up a national coordination point for research data management (RDM) and to direct it. The coordination point is now in ...

  • 15 May 2017
    More than 8,000 journals make science more visible than ever before

    An increasing number of journals from large publishers allow researchers to publish open access without extra costs. Making publications freely available and giving them a large reach thus becomes more and more easy. ...

  • 10 May 2017
    Research groups test figshare

    This spring a few UvA research groups will start working with figshare.

  • 2 May 2017
    No agreement with Oxford University Press

    The Dutch universities and Oxford University Press (OUP) were unable to come to a new agreement about access to academic journals.

  • 1 May 2017
    REC A and REC BC demolition work

    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 ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Follow-up to University Library consultation

    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 ...

  • 18 Apr 2017
    Maria Heijne elected to the Member Advisory Board pre-print service arXiv

    Early this year the director of the UvA/AUAS library, Maria Heijne MA, was elected to the Member Advisory Board (MAB) of arXiv. arXiv is the oldest and largest preprint service in the world, created in 1991 by Paul ...

  • 3 Apr 2017
    'Mystery object' in Science Park library revealed

    Last winter a mystery object from the library’s Special Collections was on view in the Science Park library. The question was: do you know what this mysterious object is?

  • 20 Mar 2017
    Impression kick-off meeting consultation new University Library

    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 ...

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Consultation on City Centre University Library

    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 ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    ‘Regulations about data management was unknown territory for me’

    For 5 months now, Wouter Cox has been a PhD researcher at UvA. He is working on a dissertation on a new treatment for anxiety disorders based on neuroscientific insight into the malleability of emotional memory. Last ...

  • 1 Feb 2017
    Printing from your own laptop, tablet or smartphone

    Printing from your own device has changed at UvA. There are now three ways in which students and staff can print files from their laptop, tablet or smartphone.

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Implementation research data system well under way

    From April onwards, all researchers at UvA and AUAS can securely store and share their data in AMS based on Figshare.

  • 26 Jan 2017
    All your research data in one place, always and everywhere at hand

    ‘With AmsterData Management System you always have access to your research data, wherever you are – at work, at home and also abroad,” says Hilde van Wijngaarden. As the programme manager for Library Services for ...

  • 21 Dec 2016
    ‘Provide a licence that clarifies what others can do with your article and data’

    ‘The world will be better off if we share knowledge and data; that’s why I am a strong supporter of open access and open data. Science is discourse. You have to be able to exchange ideas and collaborate – and to do ...

  • 6 Dec 2016
    Pure is ready for use

    Pure replaces the old (Personal) Metis at the University of Amsterdam as the system for registering research and publications.

  • 16 Nov 2016
    Open-access agreement for nearly 5000 journals

    For almost 5000 of the ca 30,000 journals to which the UvA Library has a subscription, an open-access agreement has been signed. UvA researchers can publish in these journals, often with 100% reduction, so that ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Open research data can save lives

    Paul Boersma is professor of Phonetic Sciences and director of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities. He designed the faculty’s data protocol and represents ...

  • 26 Oct 2016
    Identify the mystery object

    In November and December, this object is exhibited in the study centre of the Science Park. Who can tell what it is, has a chance of winning a dinner check from restaurant Polder.

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2017

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2017.

  • 24 Oct 2016
    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2016

    The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low ...

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Central RDM system is named AmsterData Management System (AMS)

    AmsterData Management System (AMS) is the name of the central Research Data Management system which will become available early in 2017. Maarten Hogenstijn, researcher in social entrepreneurship at AUAS sent in this ...

  • 11 Oct 2016
    Researchers are actively involved in the design of the RDM system

    ‘We feel it’s important that researchers are actively involved in helping decide on the functional design of the central Research Data Management system. That’s why we’re working together with an implementation ...

  • 27 Sep 2016
    Horizon2020 Grant awarded to Library, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Faculty of Law

    Christian Bröer of the Department of Sociology (FMG), Balázs Bodó of the Institute for Information Law (FdR) and Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer of the Library, jointly received a Horizon2020 Grant for the project ...

  • 21 Sep 2016
    ‘Our RDM policy focuses on safeguarding the integrity and validity of research’

    Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

  • 15 Sep 2016
    License information available for lecturers

    The Library has made a list of all its e-journals and e-books, especially for lecturers. This list tells you if you, as a UvA lecturer, are allowed to

  • 14 Sep 2016
    ‘We want to make research data management easier’

    Anne Eskes is a senior researcher, lecturer in nursing and coordinator of ACHIEVE, the Amsterdam Centre for Innovative Health Practice, at AUAS’s Faculty of Health. ACHIEVE’s research focuses on innovations in ...

  • 7 Sep 2016
    Competition: find a name for the research data management system

    From late 2016 the Library will be providing a central research data management system. Researchers from UvA and AUAS can use this to store their data securely, archive them and share them with specific colleagues ...

  • 2 Sep 2016
    Research funds require stricter control of research data

    Bea Krenn is a senior advisor on Innovation Exchange Amsterdam’s IXA-UvA-HvA grant support team. The team helps researchers at UvA and AUAS submit complex subsidy applications.

  • 2 Sep 2016
    P.C. Hoofthuis Library open again

    The P.C. Hoofthuis Library is open again. During the summer closure ca 55,000 books have been "renumbered" according to a new shelving system, the Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

  • 11 Jul 2016
    Open access agreements with smaller publishers

    Negotiations between Dutch university libraries / SURF and four smaller publishers have resulted in agreements about open access.

  • 6 Jul 2016
    ‘We’re looking for solutions for confidential data of top athletes’

    ‘AUAS-wide we can learn a lot from each other when it comes to handling personal data and privacy in research projects’, says Niek van Ulzen, data steward at the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition’s (BSV) Centre for ...

  • 29 Jun 2016
    Library starts implementation of central system for research data management

    As of late 2016, the Library will provide a central RDM service for UvA/HvA researchers to store, share and publish data securely. This summer sees the start of the implementation of the RDM system according to the ...

  • 21 Jun 2016
    No more concerns about data availability, integrity and confidentiality

    A substantial Schedule of Requirements was drawn up for the call for tenders and selection of a central Research Data Management system (RDM) for the University Library.

  • 16 Jun 2016
    Scopus available for UvA

    Recently the UvA Library has taken a subscription to Scopus for students and staff.

  • 14 Jun 2016
    New functions in CataloguePlus

    The library search engine CataloguePlus is going to have two new buttons which enable you to see how much and what impact a certain book or article has had.

  • 10 Jun 2016
    What is your opinion of research data management?

    How do researchers in the Netherlands think about research data management? The National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM) is doing a survey and is looking for respondents.

  • 3 Jun 2016
    'The huge data volumes from science research are hard to store long-term'

    According to head of ICT Boy Menist, the Faculty of Science (FNWI) has a faculty data protocol and there is an active RDM coordinator at each of the science institutes.

  • 31 May 2016
    Publicly financed research: by 2020 it must be open

    On 27 May 2016 the European ministers decided that by 2020 all academic publications on the results of publicly financed research should be freely available.

  • 30 May 2016
    Chromebooks for loan at UB Singel

    At the UB Singel there are Chromebooks (laptops) available for loan for 1 day. UvA students can borrow a Chromebook from the information desk on the first floor.

  • 3 May 2016
    Mendeley available for the UvA

    As of April 2016, the UvA has a subscription to the Mendeley Institutional Edition citation software, to begin with for one year only. Compared to the free version, the Institutional Edition has a number of ...

  • 25 Apr 2016
    New services for UvA-DARE: DOAI and altmetrics

    Recently two improvements have been made to UvA-DARE, the institutional repository of the UvA.

  • 21 Apr 2016
    Problems with your laptop?

    At UB Singel, Library Learning Centre Roeterseiland Campus and the Science Park library there is a weekly laptop clinic, specially for UvA students. It is an addition to the usual services at the library desks.

  • 6 Apr 2016
    Library introduces user-friendly RDM storage system

    By the end of 2016, researchers that do not have access to sufficient data storage capacity at their own research institute or knowledge centre can make use of the UvA/AUAS Library's new RDM storage system.

  • 4 Apr 2016
    Agreement with Elsevier on list of open-access journals

    The Dutch universities and Elsevier have reached an agreement on the package of journals in which researchers can publish open access without extra cost.

  • 30 Mar 2016
    ‘Data stewards can learn a lot from each other’

    'At the Radboud University Medical Center I already work with research protocols’, says doctoral candidate Jorien van der Laan, who also conducts research at the Poverty and Participation research group at the AUAS. ...

  • 29 Mar 2016
    Saturday 9 April ICT maintenance in the libraries

    On Saturday 9 April the study facilities in UB Singel, Library Learning Centre Roeterseiland Campus and Science Park are available, but the PCs and most of the network systems are not. Lending via the lending ...

  • 23 Mar 2016
    ‘Keep the data protocol short and approach it with a sense of humour´

    'Despite having inflicted great damage on the field of Psychology, the Stapel affair also yielded certain benefits’, suggests Jaap Murre, professor of Theoretical Neuropsychology.

  • 16 Mar 2016
    Library offers researchers Research Data Management support

    As of 2015, the UvA and AUAS have introduced central guidelines on the management of research data. According to these new guidelines, a data management plan must now be prepared for every new research project. The ...

  • 9 Mar 2016
    Dutch universities strike open access deal with Wiley

    Dutch Universities have signed an agreement with the publisher Wiley regarding open access.

  • 9 Mar 2016
    UVA-DARE: 2.3 million downloads in 2015

    Worldwide, there were 2.3 million downloads from UvA-DARE in 2015. UvA-DARE is the repository of UvA publications, as well as a place to publish them. Heading the top ten is the report by UvA researchers Helberger ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Open-access deal with Springer continued

    The open-access deal between the VSNU organisations, of which the UvA is one, and Springer publishers has been renewed. In its first year, almost 2000 articles by Dutch researchers were published in open access, 229 ...

  • 3 Mar 2016
    Empire Online available via the Library

    Empire online is a database which brings together digitised documents on colonialism and imperialism, with a focus on the British Empire. Recently, the UvA Library has taken a licence to it.

  • 1 Mar 2016
    Scopus trial

    Until 31 March 2016 the University of Amsterdam has a trial subscription to Scopus: an abstract and citations database of peer-reviewed scientific literature, journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings.

  • 1 Feb 2016
    AUF donation gives a great boost to digitisation

    Donors to the AUF Year Fund 2015 have contributed 28,000 euro to the digitsation project for books and journals of the UvA.

  • 10 Dec 2015
    Dutch Universities and Elsevier reach agreement in principle

    The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and scientific information provider Elsevier have reached an agreement in principle that marks a milestone in the Netherlands’ transition to open-access ...

  • 7 Dec 2015
    The Bungehuis Library is moving to P.C. Hoofthuis in December

    The library collections of the Bungehuis are moving to the P.C. Hoofthuis during the week of 21-24 December. Friday 18 December is the last day the Library is open in the Bungehuis. From Monday 4 January the ...

  • 3 Dec 2015
    Christmas opening hours study centres and libraries

    From 24 December 2015 to 3 January 2016, the libraries and study centres will have different opening hours.

  • 2 Dec 2015
    Tired of studying?

    In view of the upcoming exam period, there is a massage chair available in the Library at Singel.

  • 1 Dec 2015
    NWO makes open access mandatory

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) unveiled its new tightened policy on open access.

  • 17 Nov 2015
    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2015

    The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low ...

  • 10 Nov 2015
    Open access negotiations with Elsevier still in full swing

    United under VSNU, the Dutch universities are still busy negotiating with publisher Elsevier on the subject of open access.

  • 2 Nov 2015
    4000 downloads of UvA theses per day

    On average, more than 4000 UvA theses are downloaded daily from UvA-DARE by users worldwide. This figure might even increase, if PhD students at UvA would realise earlier what the choice for a specific publisher entails.

  • 21 Oct 2015
    IET TV: videos and news in engineering

    By way of experiment, the Library offers access IET.TV until 4 January 26. IET.TV is a unique collection of over 6,000 video presentations and news in the field of engineering and technology.

  • 12 Oct 2015
    Linguists to publish in affordable open access only

    The editorial boards of various academic journals in linguistics are saying goodbye to their present publishers and will shortly make their articles freely accessible to all of society at very low costs.

  • 7 Oct 2015
    Chromebooks as a sustainable study place solution

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has five study centres with a total of 525 desktops. These desktops are on from early in the morning until late in the evening. With a view to increasing sustainability, ICT Services ...

  • 1 Oct 2015
    Connecting data for research: symposium 19 October

    The symposium Connecting data for research, which is partly organised by the UvA on occasion of the Open Access Week on 19 October, focuses on good practices concerning the collecting, structuring, visualising and ...

  • 29 Sep 2015
    Digitisation: 50,000 books now

    In the extensive digitisation project, in which older books from the UvA Library collections are being digitised by Google, we have reached the 50,000 mark.

  • 17 Sep 2015
    UvA students satisfied with library site

    In April of this year, a poll was held among the UvA Student Panel about the use of and satisfaction with the library website. The students have also given their opinion on what they consider important and less ...

  • 9 Sep 2015
    Open access website renewed

    The national website on open access has been completely revamped. The website has a more up-to-date look and all information is now provided both in Dutch and English.

  • 9 Sep 2015
    Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry available online

    Until 7 October the Library has access to Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry (RMC).

  • 28 Aug 2015
    Art collections moved to Singel

    In July the Art History Library moved to the University Library, Singel 425. The 40,000 titles in the collections of Art History and Cultural Studies are placed in open stacks again in three rooms in the library at ...

  • 6 Aug 2015
    Over 17,000 journal titles in UvA License List

    The UvA has access to a great number of electronic journal packages through subscriptions with SURFmarket and other platforms. This access includes the right to use articles from relevant journals free of charge in ...

  • 3 Aug 2015
    The first 30,000 books digitised

    In the extensive digitisation project, in which older books from the UvA Library collections are being digitised by Google, we have reached the 30,000 mark.

  • 20 Jul 2015
    1000th Springer article is from UvA

    The agreement between the Dutch universities and Springer Publishers about publishing open access has already produced 1,000 articles. The 1000th article was written by two scientists from the AMC.

  • 18 Jul 2015
    New look for UvA-DARE

    UvA-DARE has a new look. In this repository you can find all publications by UvA researchers.

  • 15 Jul 2015
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2016

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2016.

  • 23 Jun 2015
    Library Learning Centre Roeterseiland Campus closed this summer

    The Library Learning Centre (LLC) at Roeterseiland Campus is closed untill 23 August owing to renovation work on the restrooms. There are various alternative facilities on campus for the use of students.

  • 22 Jun 2015
    Summer opening hours: libraries and study centres

    From Monday 6 July to Monday 23 August 2015 the opening hours of a number of study centres and libraries are according to the summer pattern.

  • 5 Jun 2015
    Art library collections not available from 20 July - 2 August

    The collections of Art History and Cultural Studies of the UvA Library will be moved from the Art History Institute at Herengracht to the University Library, Singel 425. Both collections will therefore not be ...

  • 26 May 2015
    New Amsterdam CRIS: finding a successor to Metis

    UvA is collaborating with AMC, VU, VUmc and HvA on the choice and implementation of a new research information system. Recently, a joint tender has been published.

  • 19 May 2015
    Thumbs up for new Library Learning Centre

    In November to December 2014, a survey about the new Library Learning Centre on the Roeterseiland campus was conducted among library visitors. There was also an evaluation meeting with members of the Central and ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    Book PCs and rooms via Mapiq

    Via Mapiq UvA students can book rooms and computers at Roeterseiland Campus. This goes for 15 computers on the first floor of the Library Learning Centre and 13 rooms in building B.

  • 19 Mar 2015
    Successful crowdfunding Theaterencyclopedie

    The crowdfunding campaign of the Theaterencyclopedie for making thirty videos of performances internet-ready raised 16,790 euros.

  • 4 Mar 2015
    Call for Papers 2016 Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food

    On 15 and 16 January 2016 the third Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food will take place at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Amsterdam Symposium is the result of a collaboration ...

  • 27 Feb 2015
    Warning: rogue publishers

    After graduation or obtaining a doctorate people often receive mail from publishers, offering to publish their Master’s or PhD thesis for free.

  • 20 Feb 2015
    'Moving knowledge forward' motto policy plan Library UvA/HvA

    The user at the centre, support of open sharing and the reuse of research results, the library at the heart of the campus, and libraries and museums as enhancers of the profile and image of the UvA and HvA. These are ...

  • 23 Jan 2015
    15% discount if you publish with BioMed Central

    The open-access platform BioMed Central gives 15% discount to UvA researchers for publishing their articles online.

  • 9 Jan 2015
    Digitisation with Google has begun

    Until 2017 ca 100,000 older books from the UvA library collections will temporarily be unavailable because of digitisation by Google. Not all at once, but in batches. It concerns books from before 1874 on which ...

  • 9 Jan 2015
    Elsevier journals - contract renewed for one year

    After the negotations between the VSNU and Elsevier about subscription rates for journals came to a deadlock in November, the publisher has made the VSNU negotiation team a new offer.

  • 7 Jan 2015
    Agreement on open access with Springer

    Dutch universities have reached an agreement with publisher Springer on open access publishing in 2015 and 2016. Under the Agreement, all articles published by corresponding authors affiliated with a Dutch VSNU or ...

  • 22 Dec 2014
    UvA theses now retrievable via the national theses database

    The UvA faculties have given permission to make data about Master’s theses more widely available. It concerns over 32,000 theses, published since 2000. For the full text (provided the thesis is not classified) the ...

  • 22 Dec 2014
    Collection Netherlands Entomological Society to Naturalis

    On Saturday, 8 November last, the library collection of the Netherlands Entomological Society (NEV) has officially been handed over to Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the national museum and heritage centre for the ...

  • 22 Dec 2014
    Online version of Loeb Classical Library available

    Loeb Classical Library contains Greek and Latin literary works with both the original text and their English translation. This year the publisher brought out an online edition to which the Library has taken out a ...

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Research data management

    Since a great deal is invested in obtaining valuable research data, good data management is important. But what does that involve? And how do you ensure that your data remain accessible and usable in the future, for ...

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Chipknip payment no longer possible after 22 December

    After 22 December it will be no longer possible to use the Chipknip payment system for printing/copying in library locations and study centres of the UvA. It will be abandoned in the Netherlands on 1 January 2015. ...

  • 24 Nov 2014
    Christmas opening hours study centers and libraries

    From 24 December 2014 to 4 January 2015, the libraries and study centres will have different opening hours.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Springer and universities take key step towards open access

    The Springer publishing group and the Dutch universities have reached a negotiation agreement on the transition to open access.

  • 7 Nov 2014
    PeerJ now indexed in Web of Science

    Articles in PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open-access journal on biology and biological sciences, are from this month on indexed in Web of Science. This removes the objection that articles in PeerJ could not be found in ...

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Finding literature on literature

    Artemis Literary Sources enables you to find quickly relevant scholarly information in various languages about literature and authors, worldwide from the earliest times to the present.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    Database on marketing communication now available

    The website of the World Advertising Research Center (WARC) is a rich source of information on marketing, advertising and media communication.

  • 3 Oct 2014
    UvAers have unlimited access to hundreds of paid databases

    For students and staff some hundreds of databases are made available by UvA. Access from home is possible by logging in with your UvAnetID.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Exhibition on Arnon Grunberg at UvA Special Collections

    From 31 October 2014 to 1 February 2015, the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam will present a major retrospective exhibition about the writer Arnon Grunberg. During the opening of the exhibition, ...

  • 12 Sep 2014
    Meeting place the Brug (Bridge) opened at Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus

    The new study, work and meeting space the Bridge at Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus is now open. This gallery has a spectacular view and design. The Bridge is a new type of ‘public’ space within UvA, since it unites ...

  • 5 Sep 2014
    Library Learning Centre Roeterseilandcampus is now open

    On 1 September the Library Learning Centre at Roetersstraat 11 was opened: a library service with study spaces, collections, rooms for tutorials, long opening hours, facilities, a service desk and expert staff.

  • 25 Aug 2014
    Improvements to CataloguePlus this summer

    A user survey in 2013 made clear that students and staff of the UvA were not yet altogether satisfied with CataloguePlus. That is why the library is introducing improvements. The improved version of CataloguePlus ...

  • 5 Aug 2014
    Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2015

    The board of the Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek invites students and researchers to submit requests for the Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend 2015.

  • 1 Aug 2014
    Major collection of Dutch photo books acquired by UvA Special Collections

    The University of Amsterdam’s Special Collections department has acquired a large collection of photo books. It comprises more than five thousand publications dating from around 1935 until the present day, most ...

  • 14 Jul 2014
    Library Learning Centre Roeterseiland Campus to open on 1 September

    A number of libraries and study centres have permanently closed their doors.

  • 9 Jul 2014
    Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2014

    The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low Countries.

  • 4 Jul 2014
    A new look at UvA’s academic output

    Which UvA researchers publish most often in Nature or the Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap? Which networks do they have within the UvA? Which research schools have published most articles in 2012?

  • 1 Jul 2014
    Orbis company database

    The University of Amsterdam has recently subscribed to the database Orbis. Orbis (global data) replaces the database Amadeus (Europe only). Amadeus will still be available in Wharton WRDS.

  • 20 Jun 2014
    Publishing in BioMed Central: no discount rate anymore

    The membership fee for BioMed Central has been doubled. This has contributed to the Library’s decision not to continue membership as of 14 June 2014. As a consequence UvA authors no longer get a 15% reduction when ...

  • 13 Jun 2014
    The Linguistic Bibliography now online available

    The most complete linguistic bibliography is now digitally available at the UvA.

  • 23 May 2014
    Dutch Data Prize 2014

    In September the Dutch Data Prize 2014 will be awarded: a prize for a researcher or research group which contributes especially to scholarship by making available research data for additional or new research.

  • 23 May 2014
    The New York Times 1851-2010 digital

    A century and a half of articles from the influential American daily newspaper is now fully searchable.

  • 14 May 2014
    Better use of study spaces in the University Library at Singel

    The Central Student Council (CSR) and the Library agree that a more efficient use must be made of the 350 study spaces in the University Library at Singel.

  • 28 Apr 2014
    In memoriam Kees Gnirrep

    Former curator of Rare Printed Books of the University Library, Kees Gnirrep, passed away in the early morning of Thursday 24 April, at the age of 73.

  • 11 Apr 2014
    Publishing for free in open access

    An open access flowchart outlines all the possibilities to bring a publication to the notice of a large public digitally and without any costs.

  • 24 Mar 2014
    Call for Papers 2015 Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food

    On 16 and 17 January 2015 the second Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food will take place at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Amsterdam Symposium is the result of a ...

  • 7 Feb 2014
    New publication opportunities: Knowledge Unlatched and PeerJ

    In order to provide UvA researchers with still more opportunities to publish in open access the University Library has decided to support two new and promising initiatives: Knowledge Unlatched and PeerJ

  • 31 Jan 2014
    University Library at Singel open till 22.00 during weekends

    As of 8 February 2014, the University Library at Singel will be open on Saturdays and Sundays until 22.00.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    15-17 February major maintenance UvA catalogue

    From Saturday 15 to Monday 17 February the UvA and HvA library system will be offline. It is not possible to search the catalogue, request items or extend the loan period.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Mobile Library site renewed

    Use your smartphone to check the opening hours, see which study centre still has free computers, and search the collection? It can all be done via the new mobile homepage of the University Library.

  • 17 Jan 2014
    Claudia Goldstein wins 2013 Joop Witteveen Prize

    On 17 January, the 2013 Joop Witteveen Prize was given to Claudia Goldstein for her book ‘Pieter Bruegel and the Culture of the Early Modern Dinner Party’. The Joop Witteveen Prize is awarded by the University of ...

  • 14 Jan 2014
    Reading Room will close at 4 pm on 17 January

    On Friday 17 January the Special Collections’ Reading Room will close at 4:00 pm, one hour earlier as usual.

  • 18 Dec 2013
    Library journals available on tablet via BrowZine

    After a successful trial period in October and November, the Library makes a large part of its e-journals available via the tablet app Browzine.

  • 4 Dec 2013
    Harold McGee wins 2013 Johannes van Dam Prize

    The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam announced Harold McGee as the winner of the Johannes van Dam Prize. The prize will be awarded on 17 January 2014 during the Gala of the Cookbook. The Johannes ...

  • 1 Nov 2013
    Library journals available on tablet via BrowZine

    The Library makes a large part of its ejournals available via the tablet app Browzine, by way of a test. Your reactions are very welcome.

  • 25 Oct 2013
    Accessibility of TIN and MCN collections

    On 1 January 2013, the collections of the Netherlands Theatre Institute (TIN) and the Music Centre the Netherlands (MCN) were transferred to the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam. This has ...

  • 19 Sep 2013
    Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book

    Lecturis publishing house and The Special Collections department of the University of Amsterdam are publishing a revised and updated reprint of the Irma Boom monograph in two formats: a miniature book and an XXL edition.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Have your RSC article published in open access

    Are you publishing in one of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals? Then use one of the 13 chances the UvA has to make the article available in open access.

  • 6 Sep 2013
    More databases for alumni

    Some important article databases by the provider EBSCO are now also accessible to alumni of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 6 Sep 2013
    Esslingen Mahzor online

    The famous Esslingen Mahzor, a Hebrew prayerbook from the late thirteenth century, is partly kept in New York and partly in Amsterdam, in the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana. Both parts are now reunited at one website.

  • 3 Sep 2013
    Exhibition on Arnon Grunberg in 2014

    In the autumn of 2014, the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam will hold an exhibition on the writer Arnon Grunberg. Organised by the Special Collections, the Letterkundig Museum and the Dutch ...