Lib4RI News

Complete Access to the SciFinder Discovery Platform
Fri 02.12.22

As of December 2022, Lib4RI provides a full subscription to the CAS SciFinder Discovery Platform, including SciFinder-n, Formulus and Analytical Methods. An introduct…

Vacancy: Scientific Project Manager
Thu 01.12.22

Join our team! We offer a multifaceted and exciting position as a Scientific Project Manager at Lib4RI. What can you expect? • Conception and implementation of independent and cooperative projects and trainings for the further development of the library services in the field of scientific literature, data and information management • ...

Swisscovery Loan Requests: New Layout
Mon 14.11.22

As of Monday, 14 November 2022, the user interface of the research platform swisscovery appears in a new layout and offers new functions. New ordering process The request interface is now divided into two areas: «Pickup on site» and «Further request options». This includes more detailed information on the cost of the services, ...

Open for Climate Justice
Mon 24.10.22

“Open for Climate Justice” is the theme of this year’s International Open Access Week. In celebration of the Open Access Week, we feature a selection of papers by scientists of the four research institutes related to climate change, to highlight the contribution of these outputs to open knowledge and open science. Climate ...

Article Quota for Open Access in Taylor & Francis Journals Used up for 2022
Thu 20.10.22

Since 2021, researchers at Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL have the option 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 q…

Ask us anything! Open Access Booths on all Main Campuses 24.-27.10.2022
Mon 17.10.22

From 24 to 27 October, Lib4RI is celebrating the International Open Access Week with information booths on the main campuses of Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL. Library specialists will be happy to discuss any questions you might have about Open Access (OA) and related issues at our pop-up libraries. Check out our poster exhibition ...

Lib4RI-Update #28: New Search Tool
Fri 23.09.22

New Lib4RI Search Tool: Combining Information for Access and Publication Possibilities Our new Search Tool for articles, books, and journals provides search results from various external sources in a well-organized bento box style. The search for journals does not only indicate coverage availability, but also displays Open Access ...

Swiss Open Access Monitor Goes Live
Thu 15.09.22

The Swiss Open Access Monitor went live in early September. The analysis of scientific publications shows that Switzerland is substantially advancing towards 100% Open Access (OA). Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL are among the Swiss institutions with the highest rate of OA publishing. The Swiss Open Access Strategy...

Quota for Open Access in Wiley journals used up for 2022
Mon 12.09.22

The agreement with the publisher Wiley covers the article processing charges (APCs) for a fixed number of articles per year. This article quota is going to be exhausted by the end of September 2022. In 2021, Lib4RI entered into an agreement with Wiley that enables authors affiliated to Eawag, Empa, …

Lib4RI Autumn Training: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Tue 06.09.22

After 3 years of webinars with somewhat reduced content we are very happy to get back to Lib4RI’s full on-site training series «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other interested members of the 4 federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL. From October to December 2022, we ...

New Agreement with Open Access Publisher Copernicus
Wed 31.08.22

Starting September 2022, researchers at Eawag, Empa, PSI, & WSL can publish their papers without charge in journals by Open Access publisher Copernicus Publications. Lib4RI has a new agreement with Copernicus to pay article processing charges (APCs) if the corresponding author is affiliated with one of the research institutes ...

New Lib4RI-Info «Open Access»
Fri 12.08.22

A new Lib4RI-Info Sheet about Open Access (OA) publishing has been created for your convenience. It gives an overview of OA publishing options, and illustrates OA services offered by Lib4RI. As you can see, you can increase the OA portion of your publications as well by using the green OA road: simply submit the accepted version ...

Vivid Interest in the Renovated PSI Library
Thu 23.06.22

On 21 June 2022, after four months of renovation, we celebrated the reopening of the new, modern library rooms with an Apéro. It was intended both as a thank you to all those involved in the renovation and as an invitation to PSI staff to use the new premises. Despite the very hot summer day, almost 100 people found their way ...

Lib4RI-Update #27: Reopening of the Library at PSI - Apéro on 21 June 2022
Thu 09.06.22

Modern Services in a Modern Space After four months of renovations, we are excited to reopen all areas of the library for you! The space is efficiently used so that you can now look forward to different zones: – New desks with comfy chairs that allow you to concentrate on your work. Your belongings can meanwhile be stored ...

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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