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Course on High Performance Computing


A course on HPC for researchers and PhD students at the VU will start on Monday October 3 and is given in six sessions.

Welcome to the UL!


As a starting 1st year student you are going to need the services and products of the University Library (UL).

Protesting Students: of all times


A special discovery for the University Library: a set of dia-slides, depicting protesting VU-students at the end of the 1970’s and beginning of the 1980’s.

25% discount on Open Access publications by MDPI


The University Library has signed a new agreement with Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

Test websites VU on Saturday July 30th


On Saturday July 30th websites of the VU will be available to a decreased level between 9 am and 4 pm and not available between 9.55 – 11.55 am and 1.10 – 15.10 pm. This also applies to the site of the University Library.

Open Access agreement between Taylor & Francis and VSNU


De VSNU en uitgever Taylor & Francis Group zijn tot een akkoord gekomen over Open Access.

Open Access agreement with Walter de Gruyter


The VSNU has reached an agreement with Walter de Gruyter about Open Access publishing.

First set of research data VU published in DataverseNL


Last week the first set of research data from the VU Amsterdam has been officially published in DataverseNL, the national data repository for research data.

Want to use Picarta? Start your search in LibSearch


By searching in LibSearch, you have access to ‘realtime’ up to date information. Picarta does not currently provide this service.

Farewell to @WoW!ter – Wouter Gerritsma (11 March 1963 – 21 June 2016)


Over a hundred colleagues gathered in the Auditorium at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) on Wednesday morning 29 June to pay their last respects to Wouter Gerritsma.

Vouchers available to publish Open Access in Emerald


The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has reached an agreement with publisher Emerald that expires at the end of 2018

Special Collections Reading Room closed 27 June


Due to bookcase installment the Special Collections’ Reading Room (1C-02A) will be closed on Monday June 27.

Good news for researchers: new systems for archiving of research data


From 20 June, 12 pm Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides three new systems for archiving research data. So called Research Data Repositories.

Open Access publishing free of charge in 150 SAGE journals


The VSNU has reached an agreement with SAGE about publishing in Open Access in 2016.

Short disruption in Library system LibSearch on Saturday 18 June 7pm until Sunday 19 June 7am


Due to worldwide maintenance the Library system LibSearch will not be accessible on campus, home or elsewhere from Saturday evening 18 June, 7 pm until Sunday morning 19 June, 7 am.

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