Lib4RI News

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Mon 17.12.18

The Lib4RI team wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas, relaxing holidays, and a good start into the new year! From Saturday, 22 December 2018 up to and including Friday, 4 January 2019 there won’t be any service at the library. Members of the research institutes can still access the book collections at Birmensdorf, Dübendorf ...

New Service: Internal Book Delivery
Tue 11.12.18

Your library Lib4RI is happy to introduce a new internal book delivery service for all users at Empa-Eawag Dübendorf, PSI Villigen and WSL Birrmensdorf. As of 7 January 2019 media requested via NEBIS will be forwarded to your personal mailbox for your convenience. With this new service, we gladly meet several corresponding user ...

Improved Symbols for Full-Text Availability in DORA
Mon 19.11.18

Until now, all full texts were marked with two symbols: an open-green locker in case the full text was available to read and a closed-grey locker if not. We have now improved these symbols by using the open-green locker only for open access articles, an open-yellow locker for full texts that are only internally available, and the ...

Two Vacancies: Project Manager and Information Specialist for E-Resources
Fri 16.11.18

Join our team! We have currently two vacancies in our library team: The project manager will conduct and support projects of the library in the area of scientific information and literature management. Further duties will be reporting and monitoring, communications and the preparation of information materials for the users. The ...

Talk: There is no good weather - Only good clothing
Thu 15.11.18

Lib4RI has invited Dr. Alexandra Schweikart for a talk and a slide show in the framework of the festival «Berge lesen» organized by the international Alpine Convention. Being one of Germany’s top female alpine climbers she is no stranger to hard big-walls on El Capitan in Yosemite and the Alps. Nevertheless, as a spe…

Updated: Lib4RI Supports Transfer of E-Books & Journals to Open Access
Thu 25.10.18

By pledging for the Knowledge Unlatched (KU) STEM e-Book Collection 2018, Lib4RI funds open access and helps to make 100 e-books open access. Lib4RI is in very good company, there are already more than 100 libraries worldwide participating this …

Open Access Week 2018: Get involved!
Mon 22.10.18

This year’s topic for the Open Access Week is all about “open” being the standard and not the exception anymore. Many European funding agencies have recently joined the cOAlition S and are part of the …

Update - Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Wed 12.09.18

Another big thank you for the lively interest in our upcoming autumn training series, with currently more than 120 registrations and still a couple of weeks to go until the first sessions head off. We would also like to announce that due to the high demand in our Endnote and LaTeX courses, we are pleased to offer additional sessions ...

Lib4RI Update #15 – Results of our User Survey
Tue 11.09.18

In autumn 2017 Lib4RI conducted a survey among the library‘s users for the first time since it was established. The aim was to determine how users perceive the quality of our services. In order to compare the results with those of other libraries, we chose the LibQUAL+® questionnaire of the Association of Research Libraries. 304 ...

Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Mon 03.09.18

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. In October and November 2018, we offer six individually bookable modules. In module 1, «Searching Scientific Information», you ...

SciFinder: Best Practice & Open Door Session
Wed 15.08.18

The library Lib4RI invites interested Eawag / Empa researchers to join this free workshop held by Dr Philippe Kamalaprija, a representative for CAS and ACS International. Venue: Eawag-Empa Dübendorf, FC-B15 Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 Time: 10.00 – 12.00 (Best Practice, please register)     …

Keep Cool on a Steamy Day
Tue 17.07.18

Did you know that Lib4RI Eawag-Empa Dübendorf offers a quiet and cool study environment, particularly during the hot summer months? Six desks with power and internet connection are available. Lockers can also be booked so you don’t have to leave your valuables unattended while you’re away for a moment. Should you ...

Lib4RI Sponsors Open Source
Tue 26.06.18

As of June 2018 Lib4RI is a member of the Islandora Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organisation serving the Islandora Community, which incorporates developers, users, implementers and service companies of the Islandora open-source software. This open-source software framework is a base for the DORA instit…

Profound Football Knowledge?!?
Wed 13.06.18

Actually, there is much more to know about soccer than it appears from the quotes of famous players, managers and coaches. We have collected some links from the internet, articles and e-books from our portfolio to provide you with some information that covers all aspects of football and the World Cup 2018. Enjoy reading! • ...

Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Wed 30.05.18

In 2013, Lib4RI initiated the training series Searching & Managing Scientific Information offered biannually, in spring and autumn, to all members of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL. During the past five years the content of our training series could continuously be expanded. Currently we offer six modules and cover many relevant ...

NEBIS Recherche: New User Interface
Mon 28.05.18

During the weekend of 26/27 May 2018, NEBIS recherche received a new user interface. Information leaflets in English, German and French give you a quick overview on its new layout. Short introductory videos in English...

Publication Metrics in DORA
Thu 24.05.18

Citation counts and other metrics related to individual publications are now available in DORA. Figure. Publication example with citation counts and altmetrics. DORA provides citation counts from three sour…

Thu 17.05.18

DORA, the institutional repository of Eawag, Empa and WSL, is live since more than a year now and we are happy to announce that DORA PSI will join the family in mid-2019! Last autumn, the PSI directorate decided that DORA shall serve as the platform for publications of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and shall replace the publication ...

New Product: LexisNexis Academic
Tue 08.05.18

We have recently licensed the LexisNexis database due to a user request. It is now available to all Lib4RI users. LexisNexis Academic comprises a wide range of different sources such as legal material, newspaper articles, websites, economic and biographical information and journals. The total number of newspapers and magazines ...

DORA Content Policy
Mon 16.04.18

As DORA has evolved into a fully operational institutional repository, we have now also formulated our content policy. This includes, but is not limited to, the document types and formats accepted for inclusion in DORA. This is the first part of our DORA policy, with an Open Access policy following in the near future. The content ...

Lib4RI-Update #14
Mon 26.03.18

Our Newsletter «Lib4RI-Update #14» is now available! Get a print copy at the library or read the online version below. English Version: • Open Access – Turning Point 2018? • Product Changes 2018 – E-Journals, E-Books & Databases Deutsche Version: • Open Access – Wendepunkt 2018?...

Update - Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Thu 22.03.18

Again we are very happy about the lively interest in our spring training series, with a record 170 registrations so far, and take this opportunity to say a very big thank you. At the same time, we would also like to announce that due to the high demand in our LaTeX courses, we are offering an additional session for «Module 5 ...

New Webform to Submit Your Publications to DORA
Thu 15.02.18

We are happy to announce that you can now inform us about your publications through our newly designed and easy-to-use webform. New features of this form include the automatic notification of co-authors and the possibility to upload more than one PDF. Take this opportunity to send us the “Accepted Versions” of your old and ...

Lib4RI's Searchbox - Changes to Article Search
Thu 01.02.18

On Lib4RI’s website the searchbox provides a quick entry to multiple bibliographic catalogues and databases. For article search, Web of Science has now been set as the new default search engine. This is because Scopus search results can no longer be shown in a nested frame due to technical limitations. Nonetheless, Scopus ...

E-Books & Databases: Changes 2018
Mon 22.01.18

By converting our e-book acquisition even stronger in the direction of demand-driven models such as «EBA» and «PDA», we were able to improve our offerings for 2018 even further: • Elsevier EBA: Lib4RI users have -now acc…

Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information
Sun 21.01.18

Spring is coming soon and so is our biannual introductory course «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other affiliates of the 4 federal research institutes. In April and May 2018, we offer six individually bookable modules. In module 1, «Searching Scientific Information», you become skilled ...

Journals Resources: Changes 2018
Fri 19.01.18

To meet our user’s demands even better, we have licensed some new e-journal packages for 2018. However, we have also cancelled some journals and journal packages due to low usage, high price increases or a combination of both. These are the most important changes: • Jstor: Upgrade from the smaller «Biological Science Collection» ...

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