Lib4RI News

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Fri 15.12.17

The Lib4RI team wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas, relaxing holidays, and a good start into the new year! From Saturday, 23 December 2017 up to and including Tuesday, 2 January 2018 there won’t be any service at the library. Members of the research institutes can still access the book collections at Birmensdorf, Dübendorf ...

Open Access Week 2017: Open in order to…
Wed 25.10.17

The theme of this year’s Open Access week fits very well to the recent developments at Lib4RI. The institutional repository DORA was launched in Fall 2016 for Eawag and Empa, and in Spring 2017 for WSL. By sending their accepted versions to DORA, researchers …

New Group Leader of the “Publication Services Team”
Mon 02.10.17

As Daniel Perez, the former group leader of the “Publication Services Team”, has decided to take on a new challenge, Lib4RI had to find a person to fill his position. It was an honour to have had him as our “Publication Services Team” group leader and we heartily thank him for his commitment and in particular for his valuable ...

Lib4RI Customer Survey - Your Opinion Matters!
Mon 18.09.17

Give us feedback on our services and share your thoughts to help us plan the library’s future! The survey is very brief and will only take 5-7 minutes to complete. Please find the survey here: English version / German version. The survey will be available until December 8. Your particip…

Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Wed 23.08.17

Autumn is at our doorsteps and so is our biannual introductory course Searching & Managing Scientific Information for PhD students and other affiliates of the 4 federal research institutes. From Oct to Dec 2017, we offer six individually bookable modules. In module 1, «Searching Scientific Information», you become skilled ...

Access to Swiss Geodata
Mon 07.08.17

Lib4RI users can now access again the Swiss geodata distributed via GeoVITE. The access to GeoVITE ceased in October 2016 after a relaunch of the platform was planned as part of the SUK P-5 project Geodata4Edu. Geodata4Edu is planned as a national portal fo…

Goodbye RefWorks - DORA now fully operational
Thu 13.07.17

We are pleased to inform you that DORA Eawag and DORA Empa have become productive. We finished the migration of the old RefWorks-based bibliographies of Eawag and Empa. Additionally, we also verified, extended and corrected a fair share of the metadata and transformed all available PDFs into the archival format PDF/A. From n… ...

New Database: ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database
Fri 31.03.17

The ASM international Alloy Phase Diagram Database contains more than 40,300 binary and ternary phase diagrams, each with their associated crystal and reaction data. Users can search for phase diagrams either via the database content tree, the element search or the search slot. A video tutorial can be found here. …

Update - Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Wed 15.03.17

We are pleased about the lively interest in our spring training series «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» , with some 120 registrations so far, and take this opportunity to say thank you. At the same time we would like to draw your attention on the upcoming sessions at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf, PSI Villigen and ...

New Database: UNESCO- Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems
Thu 02.03.17

From 1 March 2017, Lib4RI users have access to the UNESCO – Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (UNESCO – EOLSS). EOLSS comprises nearly 600 book volumes of thematically organised, peer- reviewed state-of-the-art content. EOLSS is one of the largest community oriented encyclopedia creation projects of the world, with ...

New Swiss National Licence: Springer Journals
Mon 27.02.17

The Springer Journals Archives were recently added to the three already existing Swiss National Licences. However, comprising about 3.6 million journal articles from more than 1,500 scientific journals, the Springer Journals Archives outnumber the other three national licences combined. The total number of article…

Lib4RI launches DORA WSL
Tue 21.02.17

DORA WSL [Digital Object Repository at WSL] is now online. This is a soft launch, meaning that we are still in the process of migrating the roughly 15,000 publications from the old WSL bibliography into DORA. DORA WSL already includes over 7,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Th…

Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Thu 09.02.17

It is almost spring and time to announce our biannual introductory course «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other affiliates of the 4 federal research institutes. We are delighted to offer you six individually bookable modules between end of March and mid May 2017. In module 1, «Searching ...

MethodsNow / SciFinder Workshop: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Wed 08.02.17

The library Lib4RI invites interested researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL to join this free MethodsNow / SciFinder workshop held by Dr Philippe Kamalaprija, a representative for CAS at ACS International. Philippe is an experienced trainer and introduces our newly subscribed product MethodsNow...

Lib4RI Update #13
Wed 25.01.17

Our Newsletter «Lib4RI-Update #13» is now available! Get a print copy at the library or read the online version below. English Version: • DORA 4RI – The new Institutional Repository • New resources 2017 – E-journals, databases & e-books Deutsche Version: • “DORA 4RI – Das neue Institutionelle Re… ...

New in 2017: Reference Works, E-Books & Databases
Fri 13.01.17

New Reference Works & Databases: • A year-long trial to the «Forestry Compendium» from the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) was arranged. • «Methods Now» from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS – A Division of the ACS) is a new database, t…

New in 2017: Journals
Thu 12.01.17

In 2017, we can offer you the following new journal packages, two of which have been set up on a trial basis: • Trial access to all 23 journals of the Australian governmental research organization Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). • Lib4RI users have access to all Elsevier...

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