News from the Library

Perinorm: access to VDI guidelines

As of 1 September, the Perinorm database allows all members of Trier UAS to access also the VDI guidelines in full text. In addition to the DIN standards (without VDE identifier) and the DIN EN standards, the approximately 2,200 valid sets of rules of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) are thus available to you.

The VDI guidelines are recognised rules of technology and provide you with practice-oriented process and problem solutions in the fields of technology, industry and engineering sciences.

Search tip: To search for a specific VDI guideline (e.g. VDI 2051), it is best to open the advanced search mask (link below the simple search line). Then enter the guideline designation ("VDI 2051") in "Dokumentnummer+". In the hit list, click on the blue sheet icon on the left to call up the full text.

For viewing VDE standards, the VDE-NormenBibliothek is available.

Links: Perinorm (VDI guidelines, DIN/DIN EN standards) | VDE NormenBibliothek (DIN VDE standards)

Copy room currently not accessible

During the building fire on 22 August 2022, the library's copy room was also affected, as smoke was drawn into the room via the ventilation system.

For health protection reasons, the room is therefore currently inaccessible; unfortunately, neither copiers nor scanners are currently available in the library.

New: Publication Server OPUS Trier UAS

Publishing Open Access articles and researching university documents - a new service is now available to all members of Trier University of Applied Sciences: OPUS HS Trier.

OPUS is a document server that allows you as an author to publish academically relevant documents free of charge in Open Access (e.g. working papers, previously published articles or theses).

Possible advantages include:

  • Dissemination:
    As an OA publication, your document is accessible worldwide to all interested parties free of charge at any time and can be found i.a. via various search engines.
  • Visibility:
    The metadata exchange with OAI services increases the visibility of your document (OAI = Open Archives Initiative, interest group with the aim of making electronic publications easier to find).
  • Archiving:
    Your document is stored permanently.
  • Naming:
    Your document is assigned a Uniform Resource Name and thus receives a unique and permanent designation.

Important information about OPUS can be found on our OPUS webpage.

Link: Info page OPUS

Citavi: Web & Desktop Bundle licensed

The Citavi Web & Desktop Bundle is now available to all members of Trier University. The licence runs until 30.11.2022 and allows you to use two editions of the literature management programme:

  • Citavi for Windows:
    The Desktop Edition, which you install locally on your Windows or, if applicable, Mac computer. You can store your project data locally or in the Citavi Cloud.
  • Citavi Web:
    The platform-independent browser edition that you can use anywhere there is an internet connection. Your data is stored in the Citavi Cloud.

Important: The previous version "Citavi Free" is no longer provided by the new software provider QSR International.

You can find information and help about Citavi on our info page.

Link: Citavi info page

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