Com­mu­nic­a­tions 2008

Decem­ber 2008

Open­ing hours from 22.12.2008 to 01.01.2009

Monday, 22.12. - Tuesday, 23.12.: 9.00 - 18.00 open
Wednesday, 24.12. - Friday, 26.12.: closed
Saturday, 27.12. - Tuesday, 30.12.: 9.00 - 18.00 open
Wednesday, 31.12. - Thursday, 01.01.: closed

Books from the reference collection can be borrowed from 23.12.2008 to 02.01.2009.

The Computer Science Branch Library (Fürstenallee) will be closed from 22.12.2008 to 01.01.2009.

Our electronic services such as catalogue, loan account, interlibrary loan, DigiBib (personalised access), databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW will be available to you on the closing days or during the closing times.

From 02.01.2009 we will be available for you again during the usual opening hours!

Spring­er e-books - ex­pan­sion of the range

The University Library has considerably expanded its range of e-books by acquiring further e-book packages from Springer-Verlag:

  • "Business & Economics 2009" and "Economics 2009" (approx. 580 titles, together with the existing titles from the copyright years 2005-2008 then approx. 2,900 titles).
  • "Humanities and Social Sciences, Law 2008/2009" (approx. 900 titles)
  • "Natural sciences 2006-2009" (approx. 560 titles, including mathematics)
  • "Technology and Computer Science 2007-2009" (approx. 775 titles, together with the existing 2006 package approx. 1,030 titles).

With this expansion of the offer - apart from the "Medicine" package - all German-language e-books from Springer-Verlag with copyright year 2008/2009 (including the publishers/imprints Birkhäuser, DUV, Gabler, Physica, Teubner, Vieweg and VS) will be available via the university network for the first time, permanently and for an unlimited number of simultaneous users (SimUser). The total number of German and English-language Springer e-books will then comprise approx. 5,400 titles (not including the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science", LNCS, which are also available in electronic form).

The acquisition was partly initiated by student councils and financially supported by faculties and individual institutes/departments. By participating in a nationwide consortium/framework agreement, it was possible to realise an additional discount on the 'early bird prices'.

The individual titles will be listed in the University Library catalogue in the next few days by importing the bibliographic metadata, which will be delivered by Springer to the NRW University Library Centre (HBZ) in Cologne, where it will be converted, processed and made available on an FTP server. The metadata for the new publications is then delivered once a month. This procedure is associated with a certain time delay, but makes sense for economic reasons.

If published, the titles are already available on the SpringerLink platform( also the publisher/provider-related overview of the Paderborn University Library's e-book offerings at: http: //

Novem­ber 2008

New cash ma­chine en­ables pay­ment of fees dur­ing the en­tire open­ing hours of the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

The University Library (UB) is now offering its customers the opportunity to pay library fees in cash or, for amounts of 5 euros or more, with an EC card at a payment machine.

Previously, fees could only be paid during the so-called checkout hours (Mon - Fri 7.30 am - 7.00 pm and Sat 9.00 am - 5.00 pm), but this is now possible during the entire opening hours of the University Library (Mon - Fri 7.30 am - midnight and Sat - Sun 9.00 am - 9.00 pm).

If outstanding fees cause a block on the library account and thus prevent the borrowing of information media and the use of the Internet PCs in the University Library, this block will be automatically cancelled immediately after payment of the fees at the automatic pay station, so that the borrowing of information media or the use of the Internet PCs is possible again immediately afterwards.

If you have any questions about the library's new service, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the local lending desk.

Dr Johannes Borbach-Jaene,
University Library,
Tel.: 05251 / 60 2010,

18 and 19 Novem­ber 2008: Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary on site: eBib­lio­thek - Your way through the in­form­a­tion jungle!

All Saints' Day

The University Library will be closed on Saturday, 1 November 2008 (All Saints' Day)!

Of course you will have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, loan account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW on this holiday.

Oc­to­ber 2008

Pader­born reads. Read­ings in the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary on 29 and 30 Oc­to­ber

Book bazaar on 30 Oc­to­ber

AStA snoop­ing party

On Thursday, 23 October 2008, the University Library will close at 21:00 due to the AStA snooping party.

We ask for your understanding!

Mar­ket of op­por­tun­it­ies

The University Library will be present with a stand at the "Market of Opportunities" in the main entrance area of the University (near the Service Centre) on Wednesday, 15 October 2008, from 10:00 to 14:00.

All first-year students are cordially invited to come and find out more. No one should miss out on this opportunity to get to know what some older students have not yet realised in their first week ...

Day of Ger­man Unity

The University Library will be closed on Friday, 3 October 2008 (Day of German Unity)!

Of course you will have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, loan account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW on this public holiday.

Septem­ber 2008

Taster pro­gramme - stu­dent on tri­al

Minor ser­vice re­stric­tions at the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary on Fri­day, 5 Septem­ber 2008 (Pader­born Uni­ver­sity staff out­ing 2008)

On Friday, 5 September 2008, the Paderborn University 2008 staff outing will take place. Due to the participation of numerous employees of the University Library, the payment of fees and the issuing of new ID cards at the cash desk will only be possible until 3.00 pm. The staff of our Information Centre will be available to answer your questions. There may be delays in processing interlibrary loan requests.

We ask for your understanding!

Ju­ly 2008

BIX-WB 2008: An­oth­er per­form­ance suc­cess for Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary - one of the ten best uni­ver­sity lib­rar­ies in Ger­many!

The Paderborn University Library (UB) has achieved 8th place in the nationwide library ranking BIX in the group of libraries with single-tier library systems out of 36 comparable libraries and 2nd place in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Library Index (BIX) collects a total of 16 key performance indicators relating to the services offered by the library and its facilities, its success with its customers and the optimal use of its resources. It summarises these key figures into the four "disciplines" of services, use, efficiency and development and ultimately determines (from this) points values from which the overall ranking is derived.

The University Library has been measuring itself against other libraries since 2004 - now for the fifth time in a row - in order to obtain a transparent picture of its performance and indications for further quality improvements. The University Library's excellent ranking is based on the following factors, among others:

  • In the field of "Offers", as in previous years, the UB impresses with very long opening hours totalling 107 hours per week, the seventh-longest opening hours of all libraries participating in the BIX-WB.
  • It invests 52.0% of its acquisition budget in the acquisition and provision of electronic media and services, which is the second highest figure in Germany.
  • The ongoing qualification of employees is a high priority: here the University Library achieves the highest value of all North Rhine-Westphalian university libraries with 2.7 days per employee.
  • In the target dimension "utilisation", the University Library improved its position compared to the previous year from 14th to 6th place.

Dr Dietmar Haubfleisch, Director of the University Library, is particularly pleased about the intensive use of the library and its services: "This shows in particular that the innovative strategy and enormous efforts of all University Library staff to offer library services in an efficient, customer-oriented and service-conscious manner are extremely well received directly by the University Library's primary customers, the students, teachers and researchers at the university. The quality of the library is certainly one of many good reasons for choosing Paderborn as a place to study."

The proportion of electronic information media and services - the University Library's electronic seminar apparatuses are particularly popular with teachers and students - is constantly increasing. As a result, although academics in at least some departments make intensive use of the media provided by the University Library, they rarely or never visit the library premises. At the same time, however, use of the library is constantly increasing: The library is fuller than ever before. In 2007, the University Library registered more than 1.25 million library visits, with an average of more than 5,000 visitors per day, and on some weekdays even more than 7,000, making the University Library one of the most frequented places at the university. Each member of the university visited the library an average of 89 times.

The "trend towards working in the library", which can also be seen in connection with the change in study programmes and working conditions for students, can also be observed in other German and European libraries, Dr. Haubfleisch continued: "Libraries are increasingly offering information media and services that are not tied to a specific location. At the same time, they are developing into highly frequented 'learning spaces' in which students can learn and work both alone and in small groups, where they are offered printed books and journals as well as databases, electronic catalogues, electronic journals and books, multimedia workstations, Internet PCs and WLAN workstations, scanners, photocopiers and printers as well as opportunities for specialist advice and support, training courses to teach information skills and much more. In order to be able to adequately meet this demand and remain fit for the future, the library's services and premises need to undergo innovative conceptual development."

Data - figures - facts:

More than 1.7 million media units, access to approx. 38,000 electronic journals and approx. 1,930 current journal subscriptions in printed form, open 107 hours a week and 345 days a year, 525 user workstations, more than 1.25 million library visits, approx. 17,200 active customers, over 1.78 million loans. Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 07.30 - 24.00; Sat - Sun: 09.00 - 21.00

BIX - the library index:

The detailed figures of the BIX, which has been maintained since 2005 by the German Library Association (dbv) and the University Library Centre of North Rhine-Westphalia (hbz) as part of the Competence Network for Libraries (KNB), the network for supra-regional library tasks, can be accessed at:

June 2008

Pub­lic­a­tion of elec­tron­ic doc­tor­al dis­ser­ta­tions for doc­tor­al can­did­ates now pos­sible via a web ser­vice of the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

With immediate effect, doctoral candidates at Paderborn University can make their dissertations, which they wish to publish in electronic form, available to the University Library (UB) via a web service, together with bibliographic information about the dissertation (metadata). The doctoral dissertations, together with the metadata, are published, archived, indexed and made available worldwide via the University Library's new Document and Publication Service (DuPS) - which will be presented in more detail elsewhere.

This new option replaces the previous procedure, which had been in place for around 10 years, whereby doctoral candidates submitted doctoral dissertations to be published in electronic form on CD-ROM. The provision and indexing via DuPS offers improved research possibilities compared to the previous practice. Above all, however, DuPS has an OAI interface that immensely improves the worldwide search options and thus the accessibility and utilisation of the documents.

The approximately 400 doctoral dissertations previously made available by the University Library via its web pages have been transferred to DuPS.

The possibility of publishing doctoral dissertations electronically, which was also included in the doctoral regulations of four of the university's five faculties thanks to the commitment of the University Library and has been authorised by the fifth faculty via a provisional regulation, is now the only form of publication at the university apart from publication in printed form via a publisher. It has completely replaced the previous option of publication in so-called 'dissertation print' or in the form of microfiches or similar, which were made available to the academic public by the University Library via distribution to other university libraries (university publication exchange).

The advantages of electronic publishing of doctoral dissertations are that publication in electronic form via the University Library is very simple and can also be done free of charge and very quickly for the authors - in contrast to publication in printed form via a publisher.

The previous submission modalities for the corresponding print copies and other documents remain the same.

Detailed information for doctoral candidates can be found at:

May 2008

27 and 28 May 2008: Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary on site: eBib­lio­thek - Your way through the in­form­a­tion jungle!

In the face of an ever-increasing flood of information, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain an overview. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for successful study and professional life to know the relevant information resources and to use them sensibly.

We make many important information resources available to you free of charge within the eLibrary. Here you will find specialised databases for your literature research and references to electronic journals and e-books for direct link to corresponding full texts. In addition, the eSeminar apparatuses offer uncomplicated access to the media provided by your lecturers.

Our offering in this field is constantly evolving. In order to inform you about current developments in the eLibrary, the University Library will be presenting its extensive electronic services for the sixth time under the motto "eLibrary - your way through the information jungle! in the foyer of the University".

On 27 and 28 May 2008, we will have an information stand in front of Lecture Hall C1 to show you which sources of information you can find in our eLibrary and how you can get there quickly and easily. A space with short introductions set to music invites you to inform yourself. Subject-related summaries offer a first compact introduction to the wide range of resources available in the eLibrary. You will also find information on the Citavi campus licence, which provides uncomplicated, free access to the Citavi Pro reference management programme for all students and staff at Paderborn University.

If you have any questions, our expert staff will be happy to help you on site.

Curious? Then just drop by! We look forward to seeing you!

When? Tue, 27.05.2008 and Wed, 28.05.2008; 10.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Where? In front of lecture theatre C1

Pader­born Uni­ver­sity UP­Bra­cingTeam ex­hib­its PX 207 ra­cing car in the uni­ver­sity lib­rary

Build­ing main­ten­ance work on level 2 of the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary largely com­pleted

In summer 2007, building maintenance work began on level 2 of the University Library, which was due to be completed by the start of the 2007/2008 winter semester (see Newsletter 11/2007). Due to a number of adverse circumstances, however, the realisation of the individual measures took considerably longer than planned. An important interim step has now been completed with the relocation of the Philosophy and Psychology holdings from the Notebook Café and the "Authors in the Humanities" field from the stacks to the specialised library. Over the next few weeks, the bound journal volumes temporarily stored in the stacks will also be returned to the specialised library.

The intended goal of optimising the functionality of the services to be provided in this field as well as the appearance of the University Library is already visible to everyone.

Among other things, the entire level has been fitted with a new floor. The walls have been repainted. The workspaces for library staff and the first aid room have been remodelled and better adapted to functional requirements.

The arrangement and distribution of bookshelves, PC user workstations and photocopiers was redesigned, and the information desk of the specialised library was relocated and redesigned.

A first part of the PC workstations in the specialised library has been equipped with new PCs and new furniture; the second part will be renewed shortly.

The Notebook Café is already available again as a group study room. The NBC team, which had to temporarily relocate its advisory activities (support) from the Notebook Café to room N5.206 from 19 February 2008, has returned to the Notebook Café.

Changed open­ing hours in May and June

Thursday, 01.05.2008, closed (public holiday)
Sunday, 11.05.2008, closed (public holiday)
Monday, 12.05.2008, closed (public holiday)
Thursday, 22.05.2008, closed (public holiday)
Thursday, 05.06.2008, closed from 14.00 (AStA summer festival)

Of course, access to electronic services such as the catalogue, loan account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts is also possible via WWW outside the library's opening hours.

April 2008

24.04.2008: Girls' Day (also) at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

March 2008

Changed open­ing hours at East­er

Good Friday, 21.03.2008, closed on
Saturday, 22.03.2008, open from 09.00 - 18.00 hrs
Easter Sunday, 23.03.2008, closed
Easter Monday, 24.03.2008, closed

The Computer Science Branch Library in Fürstenallee will be closed from 21 to 24 March 2008.

Of course you will have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, loan account, databases, reference works or electronic full texts via WWW on Easter Monday.

Cur­rent status of build­ing main­ten­ance meas­ures in the Hu­man­it­ies Lib­rary (Level 2)

The following location changes have been made temporarily:

Bound journals > Magazine

You can order literature placed in the stacks via the catalogue 'Magazinbestellung'.

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to avoid construction-related (noise) disruptions over the next few weeks.

We regret the unavoidable restrictions and ask for your understanding.

Up­date of the lib­rary soft­ware from 06.03. to 10.03.2008 - Changed open­ing hours

The University Library will be updating its library software from 6 to 10 March 2008.

For this reason, the Aleph local system will not be available from Thursday, 6 March, 12.00 noon to Monday, 10 March, 12.00 noon.

Although many services can therefore not be offered, we have decided not to close the library for the entire period.

Changed opening hours:

Thursday, 06.03.2008, 07.30 - 18.00
Friday, 07.03.2008, 07.30 - 18.00 hrs
Saturday, 08.03.2008 08.03.2008, closed
Sunday, 09.03.2008 09.03.2008, closed on
Monday, 10.03.2008, 12.00 - 24.00

The Computer Science Branch Library in Fürstenallee will be closed from 06.03., 12.00, to 10.03.2008, 12.00.

Restricted services:

During the migration phase, the University Library catalogue will not be available. Alternatively, the hbz union catalogue at can be used for searches, restricted to the holdings of Paderborn University Library by searching for the library with 466PB: UB.

The following functions are not available:

  • Use of the library/loan account,
  • Renewal of loan periods for borrowed information media,
  • Reservations for borrowed information media,
  • Interlibrary loan requests (for books, journal articles),
  • Payment of outstanding fees.

During the migration you will continue to have access to our other electronic services such as databases, reference works, electronic journals or electronic full texts via WWW.

We expect to be available again as usual from Monday, 10 March 2008, around 12.00 noon.

We ask for your understanding.

Feb­ru­ary 2008

Re­stric­ted ser­vices of the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary on Sat­urday, 23 Feb­ru­ary 2008, due to work on the net­work

Due to extensive work on the network, the University Library will have to restrict its services on Saturday, 23 February 2008.

The following services cannot be offered:

  • the University Library catalogue (please use the union catalogue at for searches and restrict the search for the library with 466PB: UB)
  • the stacks order form
  • the functions of your library account, e.g. online renewal of loan periods
  • the Intra- and Internet PCs in the library
  • the registration function of the Digital Library NRW
  • electronic interlibrary loan
  • the electronic seminar apparatus
  • electronic doctoral dissertations

Not affected are

  • Borrowing and returning media
  • Loan period renewals (at the local circulation desk)
  • Payment of outstanding fees at the cash desk of the University Library
  • Issuing new library cards

The work is expected to be completed in the course of the day, so that all services will be available again from 6.00 pm at the latest.

We ask for your understanding for the restrictions caused by the network work.

Build­ing main­ten­ance work in the Hu­man­it­ies Lib­rary (Level 2)

Over the next few weeks (lecture-free period), the final stage of the building maintenance work begun last year in the Humanities Library (Level 2) will be realised by laying a new floor covering.

Unfortunately, it will be unavoidable that the work will lead to a temporary impairment of some of the University Library's services:

  • Parts of the book and journal collections located on level 2 will be relocated to the Notebook Café at short notice. The Notebook Café will therefore not be available as a group study room. The NBC team will relocate its advisory activities (support) to N5.206 from Tuesday, 19 February 2008 - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 15.00 - for the duration of the renovation work.
  • Other parts of the book and journal collections on level 2 will be temporarily relocated to the stacks and will therefore only be accessible via a stacks order.
  • The photocopiers and internet PCs on level 2 will also be temporarily dismantled.

In this context, please note the notices in the specialised library and the information on our website.

The building maintenance work should be completed by the beginning of April, at the start of the 2008 summer semester.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause!

15.02.2008, 16.00 - 18.00 and 16.02.2008, 12.00 - 14.00: Ca­reer pro­file of a lib­rar­i­an. In­form­a­tion event as part of the Pader­born Ca­reer In­form­a­tion Days at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity

Janu­ary 2008

Ex­hib­i­tion "Ge­flechte - Gewebe - Ger­äte" from 15 Janu­ary to 8 Feb­ru­ary 2008 in the Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

Monday, 28 Janu­ary 2008: Lib­rary tours - Par­ti­cip­a­tion of the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary in the "In­form­a­tion Day 2008" at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity