Lib4RI News

Webinar Miniseries Autumn 2021
Tue 28.09.21

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. Let’s hope the situation will have eased next spring so we can resume our full set of training ...

From reading to building material: a second life for discarded library books
Wed 22.09.21

Photo: Martin Zeller *At the end of August, the new “Sprint” unit was opened at NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag. The unit with office space was largely built with recycled components and materials. Two walls consist of periodical volumes and books that have been discarded by Lib4RI at Forum Chriesbach ...

Contingent for free Open Access in Taylor & Francis journals used up for 2021 - back in 2022
Mon 05.07.21

Since January 2021, researchers at Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL are able to publish Open Access articles free of charge in full and hybrid OA journals published by Taylor & Francis. The agreement covers the article processing charges (APCs) for a fixed number of articles per year. This article quota is now exhausted for 2021. For ...

The SNSF’s ChronosHub pilot project
Tue 22.06.21

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) offers a new way to manage your publications from submission to Open Access (OA) and reporting: ChronosHub Do you receive funding for your research from the SNSF? If so, you are obliged to make the resulting publications Open Access. Compliance can be ach…

Trial Access: Total Materia
Fri 28.05.21

Total Materia is a comprehensive materials database. The database provides more than 20 million records for over 450.000 metallic and non-metallic materials: from chemical compositions, international cross-reference tables, physical and mechanical properties to additional information such as heat treatment diagrams and more. For ...

Lib4RI Update #24: We're Celebrating 10 Years Lib4RI
Wed 26.05.21

A milestone year has arrived! This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary. 10 years since the libraries of the four Swiss federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL merged. 10 years of commitment to «excellent services for excellent research». 10 years Lib4RI. We take this opportunity to thank all Lib4RI ...

New Read & Publish Agreement with Wiley Entitles Authors to Publish Open Access Free of Charge
Thu 29.04.21

Scientists of Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL can now publish Open Access articles free of charge in most of Wiley’s subscription journals. The option to publish Open Access applies to all research and review articles accepted for publication on or after May 1, 2021. The prerequisite for this is an affiliation of the corresponding ...

New Courses on Scientific Publishing from IEEE and Elsevier
Fri 16.04.21

IEEE offers a 1.5-hour webinar on IEEE authorship and Open Access on 21 and 22 April 2021. This webinar will cover topics like increasing your chance to get published, the reviewing process, IEEE Xplore Digital Library and authorship tools. In addition, the IEEE journal submission process and the IEEE Open Access options will be ...

Webinar Miniseries Spring 2021
Wed 10.03.21

Corona is still omnipresent and our biannual training modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information usually offered to all affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL will once more be replaced by a webinar miniseries (via Zoom) covering some selected topics. We hope to be back with a full set of training modules by autumn. ...

Lib4RI is looking for a Group Leader IT Services & E-Resources
Fri 05.03.21

Join our team! We offer an exciting position as a group leader at Lib4RI. The Group Leader «IT Services & E-Ressources» is responsible for the conceptual development of all back-office processes of the library. This includes the design, implementation and further development of our library-specific software environments ...

See how your accepted versions increase the download rate of your full texts
Thu 04.03.21

As of today the number of views and downloads of your publications in DORA are available for you. Just click on the detailed page of your publication and look at the numbers on the right side under “Statistics”. For example, the article below has been viewed 837 times and the full text has been downloaded 797 times. For ...

PressReader: Access to the world's top newspapers and magazines
Tue 23.02.21

We are thrilled to announce our new PressReader subscription. You now have unlimited access to thousands of local and international newspapers and magazines. To be precise, PressReader boosts more than 7’000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines from 120 countries in 60 languages as soon as they are available on shelves. ...

Lib4RI Update #23: New Open Access Possibilities in 2021
Thu 21.01.21

This year, there are new possibilities for you to publish Open Access (OA): New deals with publishers allow you to publish OA free of charge and our new OA Fund helps you cover fees for articles in pure OA journals. We also offer on-demand workshops and a webinar explaining what OA is and how you can benefit from it. New OA Deals ...

Electronic Resources: Changes in 2021
Wed 20.01.21

We’ve added hundreds of new journals and thousands of new e-books to our portfolio. At the same time, we’ve cancelled just a handful of products – mainly due to low usage. Here are the most important changes in 2021:     Read and Publish Deals An agreement with Springer Nature on access to all journals from ...

Lib4RI Tutorials Now Online
Mon 11.01.21

Wondering how to make the most of DORA? We now offer you short online tutorials to help you through the process. Visit our vimeo channel to see our first tutorial on creating publication lists of a specific author in DORA and embedding this in your institutional website. You can find these videos on our Lib4RI website...

Lib4RI SOLA Team - Join Us!
Wed 06.01.21

For our 10-year anniversary, we’re participating in this year’s SOLA-relay! We’re now officially recruiting runners for our Lib4Run SOLA-relay team. Come and join us! The SOLA-relay is the largest university sports event in Switzerland. It is a cross-country running race organised by ASVZ. Some 900 teams participate ...

Happy New Year 2021 - 10 Years Lib4RI
Mon 04.01.21

The Lib4RI team wishes you all a happy new year! 2021 is a special year for us. This is the year we celebrate our 10-year anniversary. A full decade has passed since the libraries of the four Swiss federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL merged. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Lib4RI users, the ...

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