Library closes for Good Friday and Easter Monday
All locations of The Hague University library will be closed on Good Friday, April, 19th and Easter Monday, April, 22nd . Normal opening hours will resume from Tuesday, April, 23rd.
ATLAS.ti license renewal and update
The current ATLAS.ti license expires on 30 March 2019. The THUAS renews the campus license, but we will only receive a new license key after it expires. Around the expiration date, however, ATLAS.ti will already issue pop-up warnings. But don't worry: during the grace period of 3 weeks after the expiration date you can continue to use ATLAS.ti.
Around March 18, ATLAS.ti version 8.4 is expected. IT will make a new package of this version, with the new license key. What does this mean for the users?
1. IT will automatically provide fixed PCs in the university with the new package with version 8.4 and the new license key. Although nothing happens with the project data, it is wise to make a backup in a safe location (Sharepoint/OneDrive) in good time. You can do this via the menu: File -> Export -> Project bundle.
2. The same goes for IT-managed laptops. Note: when using the IT package, any later updates will not be installed automatically; unlike software that you install yourself.
3. Laptops and PCs on which you have installed the program yourself: if all goes well, you will automatically receive updates. You do have to manually enter the new license key as soon as it is available. See the ATLAS.ti FAQ document that you can download from the library website or intranet.
4. Laptops with an "install user" account on which you did not install ATLAS.ti yourself but IT: you can either ask IT for the new package. Or: first make a backup of your project, de-install ATLAS.ti (as administrator) and install the new version of the program yourself. See also the ATLAS.ti FAQ.
Questions? Please contact the library.
O’Reilly Safari Books Online : Expansion with video tutorials and learning paths
The new expanded O'Reilly Safari Books Online (SBO) platform offers 39,000 e-books specifically about IT, marketing, economy and career development. Other content within SBO:
- Video content en tutorials (6,000)
- Divers learning paths – experts share their knowledge and skills short video’s such as Agile. The most popular learning paths contains self assesments.
- See how experts/companies solve specific problems with case studies, for example lessons learned from Linkedin: becoming a data driven organization
- Manage the above within your own ‘playlist’
All contents of SBO are for unlimited simultaneous use.
Examples of the SBO collection:
- Clean code (video)
- Financial times guide to social strategy
- Researching UX: User Research
- Business Models
Titles can only be viewed online not for download
For more reading comfort on mobile devices, download the SBO app
RefWorks WnC does not function within THUAS campus
Due to a technical problem, the use of Write-N-Cite is not possible within the University. IT is currently working on a solution. WnC does work on your own laptop:
Word 2016 Windows 10 menu: Insert > Office store > Install Proquest (see also video).
Employees with an IT laptop for which this does not work can visit the FrontOffice to activate the MS office store.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Results Library Satisfaction Survey
The biennial Library Satisfaction Survey 2018 conducted amongst students and staff. A few results emerged from the survey, which require a follow up directly, such as more silence in the study area (ground floor) and extended opening hours.
We are happy to announce our new opening hours: starting from January 2019 the THUAS library will be open until 10:30 pm (Monday-Thursday). Weekend opening will start at the beginning of the new academic year 2019-2020. This means the library will be open 7 days a week until 10.30 pm. Students and faculty requested for longer opening hours and weekend opening in the survey. Our focus is also on improving the usability of the digital library.
What we need to maintain (positive outcomes):
- The level of service, the expertise and availability of the employees and the atmosphere in the library.
- Topicality of the collection and increase in the number of ebooks.
- ILL (interlibrary loan) is highly valued by employees.
- General judgment for the digital library has increased compared to 2015, where the higher score of the group that followed a library training was striking.
- Many students often find the library on the recommendation of their teachers.
- The silent study areas are highly appreciated, and there is a great need for an increase in the number of silence places.
Focus of attention:
- Noise pollution from the first floor via the loft to the silence area room on the ground floor.
- Unfamiliarity of some library services such as ATLAS.ti, copyright, BrowZine, availability of book lists and ILL for students.
- English-language collection.
- Uusability of the digital library.
- Unfamiliarity with the possibility of supplying theses/publications to the HBO knowledge base.
Extended library opening hours
Starting 7 January 2019, the main campus library will be open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 10:30 pm (previously 9 am to 9 pm) and on Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.
From the start of the new academic year, the opening hours on Monday to Friday will be 9 am to 10:30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 10:30 pm. To make these opening hours possible, we will soon be making changes to the building and climate control systems.
A library satisfaction survey was conducted in June 2018. The results showed that many students need to use the library later in the evening and on weekends. During its meeting of 13 November 2018, the Executive Board decided to meet this need by extending the opening hours of the library.