Feb 072017
 

Consortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that access to EuroCases is now open. eurocases logo

EuroCases is a unique multilingual web-based legal informational service providing access to case law of the leading jurisdictions in Europe related to the application of European Union law. It is maintained and continuously updated by the leading Bulgarian legal information provider Apis (www.apis.bg). EuroCases builds upon the achievements of the affiliated company Apis Hristovich Ltd. within the EUCases project (http://eucases.eu) supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for research and innovation of the European Union.

The main advantage of the service lies in its cross-border nature – in cases where provisions of EU law should be applied, users can draw inspiration and ideas by using relevant case law of other jurisdictions, which is not offered by their national service providers.

National and European case law is covering the following 19 thematic areas of EU law:

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In addition, the subscription comes with Link Detector, a free software tool that checks for legal citations to EU legislation and case law and establishes links to EuroCases online database.

Link Detector is an extension (add-on) to the browsers Internet Explorer®, Google Chrome® and Mozilla Firefox®, and an add-in to the word processor Microsoft Word®. Its primary mission is to assist legal professionals working with EU law. To this end, Link Detector identifies legal citations to EU legislation and to judgments of the EU Court of Justice in the web page opened by the user (respectively, in the document edited by the user) and establishes links to the cited EU acts and/or provisions thereof published in the EuroCases online database.

Local access inside the library buildings is offered to EuroCases for all users with a valid library card from either National Library or University.

Access via a-z.lu: http://a-z.lu/BIBNET:All_content:BNL_MLBNL03960

Jan 022017
 

sharedit v1Springer Nature is delighted to announce that it has rolled out its free content sharing initiative, SharedIt, across its entire owned portfolio of over 1,300 journals and an additional 1,000+ co-owned and partner-owned journals. This allows researchers and authors to easily and legally share links to free-to-read versions of research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories and personal websites.

How do I use it?

On the webpage of every article you’ll see a ‘Share’ or ‘ Share article’ option. If you click on this, for every article you have subscription access to , you’ll be provided with a SharedIt link, which you can copy and provide to other interested parties or post anywhere, including via social networks such as Twitter or on scholarly collaborative networks such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu, for non – commercial, personal purposes.

Are there any limits to how much can be shared?

Reasonable sharing is encouraged for non – commercial, personal use.

What is the benefit of using SharedIt?

SharedIt allows you to share research articles you or your institution have subscribed to in a legitimate way, facilitating discussions and collaborations with other researchers who may not have a subscription. SharedIt links will take readers to the most up to date, online version of the article. SharedIt also allows us to better understand how research is being used, as usage can be tracked, unlike when a PDF is downloaded and shared. Springer Nature is committed to making information about usage available on a regular basis.

A summary of the results of the first 12 – month trial of the content sharing initiative can be found here .

Access to

SpringerLink Journals and Ebooks

Nature Journals Collection

Dec 292016
 

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It’s still Christmas time, so we have a special gift for you! From now on you have access to more than 130.000 new ebooks on the ebrary ebook platform.

Subjects covered:

  • The Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature & Language
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Sciences

The collection includes ebooks from renowned publishers like Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, MIT Press, Harvard University Press, Elsevier Science, Thieme Medical Publishers, Elsevier and many others.

There is no limit in the number of users that can access an ebook at the same time. You may download an ebook for up to 2 weeks. To download it you will need to create an account on ebrary and download Adobe Digital Editions (for mobile devices: Bluefire Reader app or similar).

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All ebooks can also be found and accessed via findit.lu and a-z.lu.

Alternatively, you may access all of the available ebooks on ebrary here.

All ebooks can be accessed from anywhere with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH.

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Dec 212016
 

PressReader permet à nos lecteurs d’accéder à des milliers de journaux et magazines locaux, nationaux et internationaux à contenu intégral en ligne, ou pour tablettes, smartphones et lecteurs électroniques fonctionnant sous iOS, Android, Android pour Amazon, Windows et Blackberry.

Les étapes à suivre sont:

1. Conectez–vous sur PressReader dans l’enceinte de l’Université du Luxembourg ou la Bibliothèque Nationale.

2. Créer un compte d’utilisateur Pressreader en cliquant sur Sign in.

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3. Télécharger l’application Pressreader sur votre tablette ou smartphone

4. Lancer l’application et logez-vous avec vos identifiants Pressreader et pas ceux de votre carte lecteur Bibnet

5. Vous pouvez dès maintenant télécharger vos titres préférés sur vos appareils

6. Maintenant vous aurez accès pendant 7 jours en dehors du réseau de la Université de Luxembourg ou la Bibliothèque nationale. Après ces 7 jours, il faut se connecter de nouveau au réseau pour réactiver l’accès

Naxos Music Library donne accès aux grands standards du répertoire classique ainsi qu’à une large sélection de répertoires spécialisés indisponibles ailleurs sur le web. Naxos Music Library Jazz  constitue une des plus larges collections de musique de jazz disponible en ligne avec plus de 100.000 titres, plus de 9000 albums interprétés par plus de 12.000 artistes jazz.

Avec les applications iPhone / iPod et Android NML mobile, les abonnés peuvent également accéder au service on the go.

Les étapes à suivre sont:

Connectez–vous sur Naxos Music Library ou  Naxos Music Library Jazz

1. Créer un compte d’utilisateur Naxos Music Library ou Naxos Music Library Jazz

2. Soyez attentifs : il faut créer un compte utilisateur pour chaque plateforme

3. Dans l’onglet Playlist, vous devez aller sur Sign up pour créer votre compte utilisateur

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4. Télécharger l’application désirée : Naxos Music Library (NML) or Naxos Music Library Jazz (NML Jazz)

5. Lancer l’application et logez-vous avec vos identifiants Naxos et pas ceux de votre carte lecteur Bibnet

6. Vous pouvez dès maintenant écouter de la musique à travers de votre téléphone ou tablette.

Les nouvelles playlists Merry Christmas et Merry Christmas Jazz disponibles dans les bases de données Naxos Music Library et Naxos Music Library Jazz ont été conçues par le Cedom de la Bibliothèque nationale.

Le Consortium Luxembourg vous souhaite de bonnes fêtes de fin d’année !

 

Dec 132016
 

Springer ebooks Teaser

Consortium Luxembourg is pleased to announce that we upgraded our Springer ebook collection.

Access is provided to all English language Springer e-books published in 2016 (German titles are unfortunately excluded). The books cover a variety of subjects including:

Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) Collection (Springer Science publications)

  • Biomedical & Life Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry & Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Professional & Applied Computing

Humanities, Social Sciences Collections (Palgrave plus Springer Science publications)

  • Behavioral Science & Psychology
  • Business & Management
  • Economics & Finance
  • Education
  • History
  • Law & Criminology
  • Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Political Science & International Studies
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Social Sciences

 

Let’s recall, Consortium Luxembourg is offering access to all following Ebook publications from Springer:

2005-2013 Complete, 2014: Computer Sciences only, 2015 Complete, 2016 English titles only (HSS + STM)

 

All ebooks can also be found and accessed via findit.lu and a-z.lu.

Alternatively, you may access all of the available Springer ebooks here.

All ebooks can be accessed from anywhere with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH.

Nov 282016
 

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Important : A partir du 10 Janvier l’accès aux ressources électroniques sous licencie sera uniquement possible via le serveur proxy.

Cela signifie que les adresses IP locales de l’Université, LIST et LIH ne donneront plus d’accès direct aux ressources numériques.

Pourquoi ? Cette mise à jour des accès améliorera la collecte de statistiques d’usage.

Pour continuer à utiliser vos bases de données sans interruption, nous vous proposons deux solutions :

  • Modifier vos bookmarks manuellement en ajoutant l’extension .proxy.bnl.lu à la fin du nom de domaine

Exemples :

L’accès au site Nature devient http://www.nature.com.proxy.bnl.lu/ au lieu de http://www.nature.com/

L’accès à un journal particulier du site Springer devient http://link.springer.com.proxy.bnl.lu/journal/10958 au lieu de http://link.springer.com/journal/10958

  • Utiliser le moteur de recherche unifié a-z.lu, cliquer sur l’onglet Bibliothèque numérique et introduire le nom de la base de données, journal ou ebook concernés.

Exemple :

Pour accéder à la base de données Wiley, veuillez utiliser le lien « Obtenir en ligne ».

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Pour modifier votre bookmark, cliquez sur le Permalien dans l’onglet « Détails » .

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Si vous avez des questions ou des problèmes de connexion, n’hésitez pas de nous envoyer un mail à help@findit.lu.

Merci pour votre compréhension.

English version

Important: From 10th January on, access to licensed electronic resources will be only possible via the proxy server.

This means that you will not have access anymore to those digital resources through the local IP addresses of the University, LIST and LIH.

Why? We had to update the registered IP addresses for each database for improving the collection of usage statistics of the electronic resources licensed by the Consortium.

To continue using your databases without interruption or to update your bookmarks, we propose two simple actions:

  • Modify your bookmarks manually by adding the extension .proxy.bnl.lu at the end of the main domain

Examples:

The access to the Nature platform please use http://www.nature.com.proxy.bnl.lu/ instead of http://www.nature.com/.

To access to a specific journal from SpringerLink please use http://link.springer.com.proxy.bnl.lu/journal/10958 instead of http://link.springer.com/journal/10958.

  • Use the a-z.lu search engine, click on the Digital Library tab and enter the name of the database, journal or ebook you would like to access.

Example:

To access the Wiley Online library, click on “Get this online” in the result.

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To modify your bookmark, click on the “Details”, then “Permalink” and copy/paste the link to your bookmarks.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have connection problems or additional questions at help@findit.lu

Thank for your understanding.

 

Nov 082016
 

CPNAS_express_finalonsortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that we’re now offering access to PNAS – one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. Established in 1914, PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences.

The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope. Nearly half of all accepted papers come from authors outside the United States.
PNAS publishes only the highest quality scientific research. Every published paper is peer reviewed and has been approved for publication by an NAS member.
PNAS is published daily online in PNAS Early Edition and in weekly issues. New content portals and new journal features provide fresh perspectives on science at a general level—features on trending topics, opinions, explanations of core scientific concepts, and exploration of science and culture—to advance understanding of all aspects of science.

Remote access is offered to PNAS for all users with a valid library card from either National Library, University, LIST or LIH.
Access via a-z.lu: http://a-z.lu/BIBNET:All_content:SFX_LOCAL954925427230

 

Nov 022016
 

naxosDer 01. November 2016 bringt allen Nutzern der Naxos Music Library (NML) und Naxos Music Library Jazz (NMLJ) eine wesentliche Verbesserung. Fast das gesamte Repertoire an Audiodaten der NML kann mit neuen Bitraten abgerufen werden.

Die Klangqualität, die bisher bei 64 kbit/s lag, ist nun auf 128 kbit/s erhöht worden.

Mit dieser wesentlichen Verbesserung der Audioeigenschaften nimmt Naxos mit der NML hinsichtlich Klangqualität bei Streamingangeboten für den Bildungsbereich die Führungsposition ein.

Bei der Bewertung der Klangqualität ist neben der „Abtastrate“ und „Auflösung“ die „Bitrate“ ein wichtiger Parameter. Die „Standardabtastrate“ ist 44,1 Kilohertz (kHz), d.h. dass jede Sekunde eines Audiosignals 44.100 Mal gespeichert wird. Die „Auflösung“ gibt an wie viel Speicher einem einzelnen Sample-Wert zur Verfügung steht. In der Regel liegt der Speicherplatz bei 16 Bit. Unter „Bitrate“ versteht man die Bandbreite einer Audiodatei. Sie gibt die Datenmenge an, die pro Sekunde verarbeitet wird. Vereinfacht ausgedrückt: Je höher die Bitrate desto präziser die Verarbeitung der Klangeigenschaften.

Schlussendlich spielt das digitale Audioformat eine weitere wichtige Rolle, um ein optimales Klangbild unter Verwendung der genannten Parameter zu erzeugen. NAXOS verwendet das „AAC-LC“-Format, das bekannt ist für exzellente Audioqualität.

NAXOS-Gründer Klaus Heymann startete mit der heute bekannten Onlineversion der NML bereits im Jahr 2004 und war damit Jahre vor anderen Streamingdiensten ein Pionier der Musikstreamingtechnologie.

NAXOS-Chairman Klaus Heymann zur Naxos Music Library: „Unsere wichtigste Priorität setzten wir in den letzten 12 Jahren darauf, Musikhochschulen, Universitäten, öffentlichen Bibliotheken, Orchestern, Musikschulen, Schulen und anderen Bildungsinstitutionen den Zugang zu den besten Aufnahmen aus dem Bereich Klassik, Jazz und Weltmusik zu ermöglichen. Wir führen diesen Weg fort und investieren in unsere digitalen Bildungsressourcen indem wir neue Technologien ohne zusätzliche Kosten für die Nutzer einführen. Die verbesserte Klangqualität ermöglicht es den Schülern und Studenten, den Dozenten und Professoren, den Bibliothekaren und Orchestermusikern gleichermaßen die Aufnahmen der besten Musiker unserer Zeit in noch besserer Qualität zu hören, davon zu lernen und sie zu bewerten.”

Matthias Lutzweiler, Geschäftsführer von NAXOS Deutschland ergänzt: „Neben der weltweit erfolgreichen Tätigkeit der NAXOS Music Library, ist diese qualitative Steigerung der Klangqualität insbesondere für deutsche Nutzer klassischer Musik ein Alleinstellungsmerkmal, welches die auf Langfristigkeit angelegte Vermittlung klassischer Musik weiter betont und Nutzern die Wertigkeit klassischer Musik auch im klangtechnischen Sinne bestens vermittelt.“

Testen Sie jetzt die neue Klangqualität :

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library Jazz

 

Oct 132016
 

Au sein de la base de données Strada lex Luxembourg, le RPRJ – Recueil Permanent des Revues Juridiques constitue une précieuse source de références jurisprudentielles et doctrinales. C’est pourquoi, les équipes de Strada lex Luxembourg ont ajouté les sommaires antérieurs à 2008, soit près de 7.500 sommaires supplémentaires. Vous accédez dès à présent à près de 25.000 sommaires et références.

Afin de rendre vos recherches encore plus rapides, l’éditeur a simplifié la navigation dans le RPRJ. Un champ de recherche situé juste au-dessus de la table des matières du RPRJ vous permet de trouver rapidement un mot-clé dans l’arborescence thématique (Universele Thesaurus Universel UTU) sans devoir en dérouler tous les niveaux.

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Vous pouvez accéder Strada lex Luxembourg ici: Strada lex Luxembourg

Oct 032016
 
Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2016.

Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2016.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.

This year’s Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.

The word autophagy originates from the Greek words auto-, meaning “self”, and phagein, meaning “to eat”. Thus, autophagy denotes “self eating”. This concept emerged during the 1960’s, when researchers first observed that the cell could destroy its own contents by enclosing it in membranes, forming sack-like vesicles that were transported to a recycling compartment, called the lysosome, for degradation. Difficulties in studying the phenomenon meant that little was known until, in a series of brilliant experiments in the early 1990’s, Yoshinori Ohsumi used baker’s yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. He then went on to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for autophagy in yeast and showed that similar sophisticated machinery is used in our cells.

Ohsumi’s discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content. His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation to starvation or response to infection. Mutations in autophagy genes can cause disease, and the autophagic process is involved in several conditions including cancer and neurological disease.

Yoshinori Ohsumi was born 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan. He received a Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in 1974. After spending three years at Rockefeller University, New York, USA, he returned to the University of Tokyo where he established his research group in 1988. He is since 2009 a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Yoshinori Ohsumi’s key publications on a-z.lu (fulltext):

Takeshige, K., Baba, M., Tsuboi, S., Noda, T. and Ohsumi, Y. (1992). Autophagy in yeast demonstrated with proteinase-deficient mutants and conditions for its induction. Journal of Cell Biology 119, 301-311

Tsukada, M. and Ohsumi, Y. (1993). Isolation and characterization of autophagy-defective mutants of Saccharomyces cervisiae. FEBS Letters 333, 169-174

Mizushima, N., Noda, T., Yoshimori, T., Tanaka, Y., Ishii, T., George, M.D., Klionsky, D.J., Ohsumi, M. and Ohsumi, Y. (1998). A protein conjugation system essential for autophagy. Nature 395, 395-398

Ichimura, Y., Kirisako T., Takao, T., Satomi, Y., Shimonishi, Y., Ishihara, N., Mizushima, N., Tanida, I., Kominami, E., Ohsumi, M., Noda, T. and Ohsumi, Y. (2000). A ubiquitin-like system mediates protein lipidation. Nature, 408, 488-492

More information:

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2016/press.html

http://www.wort.lu/de/wissen/nobelpreis-reigen-eroeffnet-medizin-nobelpreis-an-den-japaner-yoshinori-ohsumi-57f228baac730ff4e7f675b4