Watching video lectures has grown increasingly popular over the past year. Students appreciate the development of web lectures because they offer a better way of preparing for exams.
Lectures are recorded using "rich media" and made available online. Rich media techniques allow the lecturer to be shown next to his or her presentations or sheets. Another advantage is that the lecture can be navigated very fast.
Much of the scientific information at VU University Library is available in digital format. The so-called e-collections mainly include digital journals, e-books and databases. Many historical maps can also be viewed online.
The University Library intends to digitise as many important and popular publications, archives and images as possible.
Open Access (OA) means unobstructed online availability of articles published in scientific journals and conference papers. Increasingly, it also means online availability of books. VU University is an unreserved advocate of Open Access. It intends to present its researchers' academic output, findings and publications in Open Access whenever possible. Do you want to publish in Open Access? At the University Library we are happy to assist you.