Lib4RI News

Modern Services in a Modern Space
Wed 25.05.22

After four months of renovations, we are excited to reopen all areas of the library for you! The space was efficiently used so that you can now discover and look forward to different zones for your convenience: • Eight new workstations that allow you to concentrate on your work. Your belongings can meanwhile be stored in a ...

Lib4RI invests in Open Science Services
Wed 18.05.22

Lib4RI provides financial contributions to Open Science services close to the research community and essential to our daily operations. Libraries are becoming increasingly involved in helping sustain these services through initiatives like SCOSS, which helps non-commercial Open Science services build sustainable business models. ...

Our Lib4RI & Friends team successfully completed the SOLA-Stafette
Mon 09.05.22

Members of Lib4RI and friends formed a team and participated in this year’s SOLA-Stafette. Last Saturday, the team with the starting number 473 successfully completed the relay! The traditional team run in and around Zurich with a total length of 114.18 km is divided into 14 legs. This year, almost 13’000 people participated! ...

No Deal with Oxford University Press (OUP) in 2022
Mon 02.05.22

Much to our dismay, Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries have not been able to reach an open access agreement for 2022. Meaning, you will no longer be able to access articles published in 2022. However, our post-cancellation access rights to all licensed OUP journals ensures continued access ...

Request DOIs for your publications
Wed 20.04.22

Do you need a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for your publication? Lib4RI now issues DOIs on behalf of the four research institutes for documents published by Eawag, Empa, PSI or WSL. A DOI is an internationally recognized identifier for online research objects. It is a unique and permanent online link, thus making it easier to ...

Lib4RI at SOLA Stafette
Mon 11.04.22

The Lib4RI team and friends are participating in the SOLA Stafette 2022! The SOLA-relay is the largest university sports event in Switzerland with some 900 teams participating every year. It is a cross-country running race organised by ASVZ in the greater Zurich area. This year’s race takes place on 7 Mai 2022 from 7:30 to ...

Webinar Miniseries Spring 2022
Mon 28.03.22

Our biannual training modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information usually offered to all affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL will once again be replaced by a webinar miniseries (via Zoom) covering selected topics, this time also including a new session on research data management. Let’s hope we can continue ...

Lib4RI Joins OpenAPC
Mon 21.03.22

Lib4RI has provided data on Open Access fees paid by the Open Access Publication Fund from 2009 to 2020 to OpenAPC and will continue to support transparency of cost development in the future. An interactive presentation of the data is compiled by OpenAPC: Eawag APC data...

Lib4RI-Update #26: More Options to Publish Open Access
Tue 15.03.22

Researchers at the four research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL have more options now than ever to publish their research results Open Access (OA) and free of charge. Several new agreements significantly expand our portfolio of journals, allowing authors to publish their articles OA without having to pay an article processing ...

Electronic Resources: Changes in 2022
Fri 04.02.22

Each new year brings changes to our e-journal, e-book and database subscriptions based on pricing, usage, and user feedback. While we maintained our core subscriptions, we added some products and dropped others. Read and Publish Deals We continuously work alongside the «Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries» to negotiate ...

Information on SNSF and EC projects added to DORA
Wed 12.01.22

You can now easily create publication lists with articles resulting from your research projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and European Commission (EC) in DORA as we started to enrich the publication metadata with information on project grants. We enrich the publication metadata in DORA by harvesting ...

Major Renovation of Lib4RI PSI
Tue 11.01.22

From the beginning of January to ca. mid-May, the library premises at PSI are being renovated. During this time, a temporary room is available in the rear area of the library. Book loans and returns as well as other services are still possible on site. The temporary library room can be accessed via the rear entrance (extension ...

Continuation of negotiations with Oxford University Press (OUP) in 2022
Tue 04.01.22

In 2021, the negotiations between Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries concluded without any agreement. The talks will continue in 2022. OUP has agreed to a «grace period», meaning that researchers in Switzerland will continue to have access to OUP journals as long as the negotiations ...

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