Dialogue box between Scopus and ORCID.

From Scopus to ORCID

Scopus is a huge information database. Your publications as a researcher can be spread over several profiles. Avoid this by linking your ORCID profile to Scopus.
This will allow Scopus to link all your profiles with similar names (e.g. D. Del Duca, Del Duca Davide, David Del Duca) to a single ORCID ID to avoid duplicate entries that may affect the chances of your research being found.

Visit this link (https://orcid.scopusfeedback.com/#/) and click on “Start”. A dialogue box will open asking you to give Scopus access to your ORCID ID.

Dialogue box between Scopus and ORCID.

Scopus to ORCID dialogue box

You will then be forwarded to Scopus where you will be presented with a list of similar names. After selecting your profile and the publications linked to your profile, ORCID collects your publication information and saves it to your ORCID ID.
When you publish there will be no more duplicates of your name and your research will be linked only to you.

If you need help or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Perinorm becomes Nautos

The new standards platform Nautos is now available to all TUC members. It is the successor product to the Perinorm database and will completely replace it, starting in January. Nautos and Perinorm are products of Beuth publishers. More information on Nautos can be found on their website (https://www.beuth.de/de/normen-management/nautos). Nautos contains the same contents as Perinorm did.

Searchable contents

  • DIN standardsNo
  • DIN EN Standards (European standard adopted into the German body of standards)
  • DIN EN ISO Standards (German standard based on a European standard which is based on an international standard of ISO)
  • DIN ISO Standards (German standard based on an ISO international standard)
  • DIN ETS standards (German standard based on a European telecommunications standard)
  • DIN IEC standards (International electrotechnical standard adopted into the German body of standards)
  • VDI guidelines (Association of German Engineers)
  • PAS (Publicly Available Specification)

The complete current DIN standards (e.g. also ISO standards but ONLY with DIN classification) as well as the VDI guidelines are available to all library users for consultation in full text. According to §53 of the Copyright Act, the collection of standards may not be used for commercial purposes.

Exception: DIN standards with VDE classification can only be accessed at one specific workstation in the library (1st floor, east wing) on the „jahnsdorf“ computer via the “DIN-VDE standards” database.

Your online access

TUC members can access Nautos on the campus network or via VPN. Please log in with your URZ ID.

Training courses

If required, we also offer training courses on Nautos in cooperation with Beuth Verlag. We cannot provide online materials at the moment, but these will be available in the future.

“Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre” – a new database

Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre

Chemnitz University Library has acquired the licence for the database “Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre”. The contents are particularly relevant for lecturers at Chemnitz University of Technology at all levels who want to improve their teaching.

Among other things, you will learn how to

  • supervise students in an activating and motivating way,
  • plan and organise events in a way that is suitable for students,
  • use digital media sensibly,
  • promote key competencies and academic work,
  • accompany and check competence-oriented learning processes despite tight curricula,
  • evaluate events and departments.

Access to the website is now possible through the university’s IPs here: https://www.nhhl-bibliothek.de

Oxford Bibliographies & Oxford Research Encyclopedias – two new databases for trial

The University Library has licensed two databases from Oxford University Press as trial access. Both are available until January 31st, 2023, after which a decision will be made on further licensing depending on usage.

Oxford Bibliographies contains commented collections of literature on 43 fields of knowledge such as “British and Irish Literature”, “Cinema and Media Studies”, “Sociology” or “Urban Studies”, to name but a few. The bibliographies contain title data on monographs, handbooks, edited volumes as well as articles from journals, but also links to websites and other databases for an introduction to the respective subject area. It is not a full-text database, but an extensive collection of literature references on specific topics.

With the Oxford Research Encyclopedias, the publisher is building dynamic online encyclopaedias for currently 25 fields of knowledge, such as “Criminology and Criminal Justice”, “Psychology”, “Anthropology” or “Communication”. The subject encyclopaedias are curated by renowned scientists.

How does Open Access influence science and how do I find the perfect journal or book?

The first question has been answered by a literature study conducted by the TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Technology and Natural Sciences on empirical papers 2010-2021. The following fields of impact were examined:

Attention in science, quality of scientific publications, knowledge transfer, productivity, use of publications, diversity and economic effects.

The results confirm the known advantages of OA in six areas of impact. Only the often-mentioned citation advantage of OA could not be clearly confirmed empirically – but neither could it be refuted.
At the same time, it was recognised that there is a need for further research, e.g. on the influence of OA on the career opportunities of researchers.

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Why your research career needs a Persistent Identifier

A Persistent Identifier is a kind of number plate that we wear in the web. After all, we use PIDs on a daily basis in our analogue world, such as when we are asked for our identity card number. Only here we are on the web. Fortunately behind a Persistent ID there is an organization that ensures its persistence over time. At this point someone might reply that the address of a website is a persistent ID. Wrong, because behind it there is not always an association to ensure its long-term durability.

A PID is “a code which remains constant as a means of identifying a digital object regardless of changes to its location on the internet”.


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