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Wolters Kluwer contract renewed without open access


The Dutch universities have been in negotiation with publishing house Wolters Kluwer for some time now to secure open access to academic publications by law scholars affiliated with universities in the Netherlands. Regrettably, no deal could be reached for the coming period.

Seminar ‘How to publish a world-class paper?'


Everything you always wanted to know about scientific publishing.

Students, good luck with your exams


And feel free to study at the University Library

Open Access in Action


Interested in Open Access publishing? Join one or more lunchtime seminars during the International Open Access week 2016, Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October, 12:00-13:00 pm.

Course on High Performance Computing FULLY BOOKED!


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

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