The German Initiative for Network Information (DINI) has granted its DINI Certificate 2010 for Document and Publication Servers to EconStor. According to DINI's experts "EconStor is a well-featured service. The website offers fast access to any information needed. All the requirements requested by DINI have been fulfilled."
120 participants from nine countries met in Cologne on 29 and 30 November 2010 for the SWIB10. The conference was hosted, like its predecessor last year, by the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz), and booked out weeks in advance.
Representatives of the National Libraries of Germany, France and Hungary presented their successfully concluded or currently ongoing projects in the fields of Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. Antoine Isaac gave an overview of the activities of the W3C (Word Wide Web Consortium).
In her keynote address, Karen Coyle, leading proponent of the Linked Data concept in the American and international library scene, offered critical insights into current standardisation efforts such as RDA and FRBR. The conference topics ranged from the publication of library data for free re-use to numerous workshop reports about Linked Data activities currently in progress.
After the big success of the Conference „Semantic Web in Libraries“ (SWIB09) in November 2009, the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz), Cologne and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel and Hamburg, plan a second Conference at the end of November on this topic. As with SWIB09 the venue for SWIB10 will be Cologne. As in the previous year, we want to show on the one hand the political, strategic and legal framework, on the other hand we would like to present Semantic Web / Linked Data projects in the world of libraries.
Call for Participation
Opening hours of the cafeteria at the Kiel branch of the ZBW have been extended. New opening hours: 8:45 till 14:00 Monday through Friday.
Opening hours of the canteen at the Hamburg branch remain unchanged: 7:30 till 16:00 Monday through Friday.
Starting on 8 June 2009 the Hamburg branch of the ZBW will open from 9:00 till 20:00 Monday through Friday.
Opening hours of the Kiel branch remain unchanged 9:00 till 19:00 Monday through Friday.
STW Thesaurus for Economics is online in German and English for common use under a Creative Commons license.
The three German National Libraries, namely the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW), have given their “go-ahead” to the second release of the Goportis system. It has been possible since December 2007 to make integrated searches across the unique and comprehensive holdings of all three libraries. Now an ordering module has been added, and the common full-text delivery service is ready to start.
Further information about Goportis
From now on you can use the port Z39.50 to our Database ECONIS. With Z39.50 you can import our data in your reference management system.
Further information about Z39.50
Today the journal Intereconomics moves its internet presence to its own website at www.intereconomics.eu. The site offers convenient tools for full-text searches and interactive services.
Today the journal Wirtschaftsdienst moves its internet presence to its own website at www.wirtschaftsdienst.eu. The site offers convenient tools for full-text searches and interactive services.
Our reservation fees have met with much strongly expressed rejection. Since your opinions matter to us, the ZBW will no longer charge reservation fees from 12 October 2007. All accumulated fees still unpaid will be cancelled.
The ZBW presented itself at the Schleswig-Holstein Librarians’ Conference in Rendsburg on 19 September 2007 with an exhibition stand. During his visit, minister-president Peter Harry Carstensen personally tried out the chat of EconDesk, the information service of the ZBW.
From 27 August 2007 users in Hamburg can order books online in the database ECONIS for local borrowing. This will enable users to make online orders for literature held at the other branch and have it made available for pick-up at their own branch. From this day new regulations for overdue fines will apply in Hamburg.