Our New Book Scanner

The new book scanner is available in the basement of the library.

The scanner is equipped with a V-shaped book cradle. It has a built in touchscreen and a preview screen to control the scanned images.

Please note that an usb-stick is currently required to save the scan.

Transformative Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature (Projekt DEAL)

Projekt Deal and Springer Nature have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The final contract will be concluded later this year.

Through the agreement, more than 13,000 articles by German scholars and scientists are expected to be published open access per year (included are 1900 subscription based journals and 600 OA gold journals, incl. Nature Communications und Scientific Reports – Nature branded subscription titles are excluded). The agreement also covers read access to all Springer Nature journals.

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