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  • New pages on research data management 21.05.2024

    New pages on research data management

    Are you wondering who you can turn to to discuss where to safely store your research data? Looking for a repository to publish research data? Or are you curious about how to use a computer cluster for your analysis? Visit our new pages on research data management to find out what resources are available at the four federal research institutes.

  • New pages on text data mining 07.05.2024

    New pages on text data mining

    Text data mining (TDM) can reveal hidden patterns and trends within vast amounts of text. Our new resources offer an overview of the key steps involved in TDM projects. We provide a list of data sources, analysis tools, and essential considerations to get started with your first project.

  • User survey 2024 - we need your input! 05.05.2024

    User survey 2024 - we need your input!

    Lib4RI is conducting a user survey and we need your input! As part of our ongoing effort to improve and tailor our services to your needs, we want to gather feedback to support you in your research as best we can.

  • Reopening of the renovated WSL library 11.04.2024

    Reopening of the renovated WSL library

    After major renovations, Lib4RI WSL Birmensdorf was reopened yesterday. Among other things, the new space offers attractive working spaces, booths for calls, a coffee machine and lockers. Come by and see for yourself!

  • New Read & Publish agreement with the American Physical Society 08.04.2024

    New Read & Publish agreement with the American Physical Society

    Lib4RI has expanded its Open Access publishing portfolio by entering into a new transformative Read and Publish agreement with the American Physical Society (APS). Starting in April, corresponding authors affiliated with the 4RIs no longer have to pay a fee for publishing Open Access in the APS hybrid journals.

  • Update: negotiations with Elsevier 27.03.2024

    Update: negotiations with Elsevier

    The negotiations between swissuniversities and Elsevier for a new Read & Publish agreement are continuing. A decision is expected in the next few weeks.

  • Digital Cleanup Day: March 16, 2024 12.03.2024

    Digital Cleanup Day: March 16, 2024

    International Digital Cleanup Day is this Saturday. Join us in cleaning up our digital lives, just as we clean up our physical environment.

  • Updated LLMs & AI tools page 11.03.2024

    Updated LLMs & AI tools page

    Our information page about LLMs, AI tools and scientific writing has been updated and expanded into a collection of FAQs. The page tries to give an overview of the most prevalent questions in the form of a living document.

  • Upcoming talk on AI tools & copyright 11.03.2024

    Upcoming talk on AI tools & copyright

    As the use of AI tools in research is becoming more commonplace, practical and safety consideration are becoming more pressing as well. In the third part of our "AI tools & LLMs" lecture series on Tuesday, 26 March, Sandra Marmy-Brändli will talk to us about "Potential copyright issues when using AI tools in research".

  • Lib4RI spring training 2024: Searching & Managing Scientific Information 06.03.2024

    Lib4RI spring training 2024: Searching & Managing Scientific Information

    Spring is at our doorsteps and so is our biannual training series «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other interested members of the 4 federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL. From April to June 2024, we offer eight individually bookable modules, this time also including a new module 4b on literature management with Zotero.

  • New Agreement with Taylor & Francis for 2024-2027 07.02.2024

    New Agreement with Taylor & Francis for 2024-2027

    A new national license agreement has been reached with Taylor & Francis, ensuring continued access to their journal portfolio and enabling Open Access (OA) publishing for researchers affiliated with the 4RIs.

  • Lib4RI is helping your indexing in Web of Science! 01.02.2024

    Lib4RI is helping your indexing in Web of Science!

    As a service to our researchers, we reviewed publications in the institutional repository DORA which are published in journals that have an impact factor, but are not indexed in Web of Science. A total of 166 published articles were missing and are now reported for addition in Web of Science.

  • Electronic Resources: changes in 2024 22.01.2024

    Electronic Resources: changes in 2024

    We are delighted to announce the new library subscriptions and Read & Publish agreements for the year 2024. As in previous years, our decision-making process was guided by an extensive data analysis to ensure we provide access to the most essential resources. However, due to budget constraints impacting the four research institutes, we had to raise the bar higher than before, resulting in more cancellations than usual.

  • Love Data Week 2024 17.01.2024

    Love Data Week 2024

    Let data be your valentine! With the annual Love Data Week we celebrate the beauty of data together with research institutes all over the world. During the week from 12.-16.2.2024 Lib4RI contributes daily Coffee Lectures to the Swiss program.