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Restrictions due to system changeover

Dear library users,

Since January 2024, the libraries of Trier University of Applied Sciences have been part of a project to migrate software systems, which is being prepared and implemented across federal states in collaboration with other libraries. This requires extensive measures that deeply impact all areas of work.

Simultaneously, the previously different library systems of the Trier UAS locations are being merged, with new workflows tested and installed, and new uniform regulations established for all locations.

After the successful implementation of the new system, you as users will have access to the latest search options and interfaces. This ensures the future-proof service offerings of the university libraries and enables more efficient processes, both for users and library staff.

So far, these measures have been implemented without any restrictions on our services despite significant binding of personnel resources. This is now changing: during the transition period, services and functionalities will not be available for several weeks.

What does this mean for you?

  • From July 15, 2024: Loan periods for media from our collection will extend at least into November.
  • August 30 to October 4, 2024: Borrowing, returning, renewing, and reserving will not be possible. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable as existing data must be "frozen" before the new system goes live to allow for data extraction and transfer.
  • October 2 to October 4, 2024: The library will be closed as extensive testing of the new system will be conducted to ensure a smooth start to the live operation.

What remains available to you throughout:

  • Literature research in the online catalogue and via the discovery system DISCO,
  • access to electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, and databases),
  • ordering interlibrary loans via DigiBib,
  • use of workspaces and our collections on-site during opening hours (except from October 2 to October 4, 2024).

We ask for your understanding regarding the restricted services and opening hours! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Best regards,
Your UCBib


From now on: Access to ScienceDirect

Thanks to the DEAL agreement that Trier University of Applied Sciences has concluded with the scientific publisher Elsevier, all university members now have access to almost the entire journal collection of ScienceDirect.

  • focus: multidisciplinary (natural and engineering sciences, life and health sciences, social sciences and humanities)
  • type: Full-text database, especially journal articles
  • access: Campus computer, VPN

The DEAL agreement also allows members of the university to publish open access articles in Elsevier journals at reduced rates.

Links: Science Direct | DEAL (info page Open Access)

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