Author Archives: Janneke Staaks

Scopus Trial

The University library has a trial subscription to Scopus until March 31, 2016. Scopus is a multidisciplinary database, and contains many relevant resources for the social and behavioral sciences. Next to these resources, Scopus offers a number of tools to … Continue reading

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Welcome at the Library Learning Centre Roeterseilandcampus

Did you know that.. Your student ID card is also your library card. You can activate your card at the Student Service Desk or at the library desk Searching for a place to study? Check http://uba.uva.nl/en/locations. It’s also possible to … Continue reading

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OpenAccess.nl completely overhauled

The national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive. OpenAccess.nl provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands. The site also … Continue reading

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Symposium: connecting data for research: good practices for data integration and reuse

The enthusiasm on gathering and sharing open data is growing due to better technological tools and external incentives of funding agencies. Scientists are willing to enrich their research with more data, combining different datasets and tools for visualization and analysis … Continue reading

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Sneak preview of the summer renovations

As you are all probably aware, the library at Roeterseiland is closed due to renovation work on the restrooms. But that’s not the only thing that’s being improved this summer. Part of it is (almost) finished and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Springer and Dutch universities reached agreement on open access

This post is slightly overdue, but good news deserves just as much attention as bad news, so here we go. The Springer publishing group and the Dutch universities have reached a negotiation agreement on the transition to open access. I … Continue reading

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Open Access News Update

Elsevier The negotiations with Elsevier have come to a halt. If the situation stays like this, we’ll have access to Elsevier journal articles up until 2014 next year (and further on). More news can be found here (UvA staff only) … Continue reading

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