New: The Literary Encyclopedia

Consortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that we’re now subscribing to “The Literary Encyclopedia”.

The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced.

The Literary Encyclopedia seeks to cover all of world literature and endeavor to commission and publish articles on the widest variety of quality writing that has been produced around the world. The encyclopedia is covering English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. So far 8721 completed articles have been published.

The Literary Encyclopedia currently publishes the following kinds of content:

  • About People
    • Biographical profiles
    • Lifelines – day-by-day chronologies of an author’s life
  • About Works
    • Profiles – descriptive-critical analyses
    • Primary bibliography of all major works by all writers listed (List of works)
  • About Literary Context
    • Essays on genres, concepts, movements, theories; comparative and reception essays
    • Short notes on genres, concepts, issues
  • About Political and Cultural Context
    • Essays on important historical events, movements and issues
    • Short notes on important events, movements and issues
  • Secondary Bibliography
    • Annotated or unannotated recommended critical reading for any of the above (recommended readings)

Access is available for all users with a library card of the National Library or University of Luxembourg.

Testzugang Beck “Strafrecht Optimum”

Ab sofort bietet das Consortium Luxembourg einen Testzugang zum Beck Online Modul “Strafrecht Optimum” an.

Strafrecht Optimum bietet rechtsübergreifendes Fachwissen für alle, die alles im Blick behalten und optimal beraten sein wollen. Die ausgewählten Inhalte zum Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, zum Wirtschaftsrecht sowie steuer- und bilanzrechtliche Titel unterstützen Sie bei der fachübergreifenden Recherche in Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafsachen.

Als Highlight bietet das Modul unter anderem Zugriff auf:

  • Schwark/​Zimmer, Kapitalmarktrechts-Kommentar
  • Joecks/​Jäger/​Randt, Steuerstrafrecht
  • Kommentare und Handbücher zum StGB: u.a. BeckOK StGB, v. Heintschel-Heinegg und Schönke/​Schröder, Strafgesetzbuch
  • Kommentare zur StPO: u.a. BeckOK StPO mit RiStBV und MiStra, Graf und Münchener Kommentar zur StPO
  • Karlsruher Kommentar zum OwiG

Klicken Sie hier, um Beck Online “Strafrecht Optimum” zu testen.

Der Testzugang besteht bis 30.07.2020 für Nutzerinnen und Nutzer mit einer gültigen Bibliothekskarte der Nationalbibliothek, der Universität, des LIH und des LIST.

Trial CINAHL Complete

Consortium Luxembourg is pleased to announce that we are now offering a trial access to CINAHL Complete until the end of summer 2020.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provided by Ebsco is a research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more.

CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more. CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follows the structure of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.

Access is possible for all users with a library card of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH.

Direct link to CINAHL Complete

Pas d’accès à Lexis360

Mise à jour 17/06/20: Le problème d’accès est résolu et la plateforme Lexis360 fonctionne comme d’habitude.

Accéder Lexis360

Si vous avez toujours des problèmes n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer un mail à help@findit.lu.

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La plateforme Lexis360 est temporairement inaccessible. Nous sommes en train de résoudre le problème d’accès avec l’éditeur.

Nous nous excusons pour le désagrément.

Consortium Luxembourg

Access United Nations books and resources on COVID-19

During this global pandemic, be sure to get your facts from reliable sources. UN iLibrary offers the latest reports and policy briefs on COVID-19, bringing together analysis from across the UN system which provides concrete ideas for how to address the consequences and even seize opportunities in the midst of the crisis.

Some examples of available working papers:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
This policy brief focuses on the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the issues affecting women such as economic impacts, health, unpaid care work, gender-based violence – exploring how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlining suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.

Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19
This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people – women, youth, small and medium enterprises, and on vulnerable groups already at risk.

Browse here the complete collection on COVID-19

Join our team ! Metadata and statistics manager – Open Access Transition

The National Library of Luxembourg (bnl.lu) is looking for a metadata and statistics management Service Provider in the context of the Open Access transition for its digital library department “Consortium Luxembourg pour l’acquisition et la gestion de publications électroniques”: www.consortium.lu/about

Contract type

  • 2-3 year contract, expected workload 20-30 hrs/week (negotiable)
  • Status “Independent Service Provider” (not an employee position, see “Further information” below)
  • Available: immediately
  • Deadline: All applications received until 28th June 2020 included will be considered

Job description

Consortium Luxembourg is a department of the National Library of Luxembourg founded in 2006. It is the managing entity behind the digital libraries of the University of Luxembourg, public research centres such as LIST and LIH, ministries, public libraries and secondary schools. The National Library’s digital offer itself is available, including remote access, for free for the general public.

Consortium Luxembourg is uniquely placed in the national context to enable the transition to Open Access in cooperation with its consortial partners. The Service Provider’s task will be to define, adapt, test and deploy new workflows within the existing administrative framework to ensure a smooth integration of Open Access publishing into the consortial service offer.

The Service Provider’s person of contact will be the head of consortial services and its mission will notably entail to collaborate with the existing consortium team of four people (3.18 FTE), especially the current Metadata and statistics manager.

All tasks are remotely workable. Depending on the evolution of the pandemic and provision of service, the Service Provider’s mission may require to work from the National library’s brand-new building in Luxembourg city.

The Service Provider will need to demonstrate an ability to work in perfect coordination with our teams and be self-motivated while working in a multicultural and multilingual environment, most of the people the Service Provider will be working with in the course of its assignment being at least quadrilingual.

Main tasks

Context: In 2017 we started preparing for Open Access in the Consortium department. We added tools and processes to make the transition as data driven and automated as possible. Today, we are entering a new phase (2021-2023), as many consortial processes are affected by the new realities during the transition years. This affects financial, data, statistics and communication processes. The Service Provider will use existing data and statistics tools but also adapt these tools and take part in the implementation of new tools, pilot projects and integrations.

  • Integration of workflows related to Open Access publications with the current (subscription) licence lifecycle. The context of this task are the existing administrative interfaces of the publishers and their future Open Access dashboards. The current consortial software tools are ConsortiaManager ERM; ExLibris Primo Central Index, SFX; OCLC EZProxy; Ebook Metadata Manager tool (local development) and Lean Library. 
  • Developing workflows to monitor transformational agreements efficiently with a focus on flexible cost allocation models between consortial partners (“Read” vs “Publish” costs). The context of this task are the existing processes of gathering, analysing and reporting of statistics about the national scientific publication output and its shift towards Open Access. The relationships between “Read” and “Publish” statistics such as cost, usage and citations will need to be defined. The current toolkit is: ezPAARSE software for article level usage statistics, Counter 4&5 reports, internal usage data and Kibana for analysis & visualisation. Current pilot projects are ChronosHub (with FNR.lu) and ConsortiaManager ROM (Research Output Manager).

Other tasks

  • Active participation in consortial planning for staying on top of the Open Access transition relevant to the main responsibilities above.
  • Continuous documentation of internal transformation processes.
  • Communication and training tasks, both internal and external.

Requirements

  • Fluently bilingual: English a must, plus French, German or Luxembourgish
  • Please use the categories of the Common European Framework for language skills: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages 
  • University diploma (preferably in library or information science, digital publishing or similar)
  • Basic IT skills, capable understanding complex configurations, very good Excel skills

Note: The Service Provider is not required to do tasks such as server maintenance and updates or system configuration, those are handled by the IT Division of the BnL. You are required to be able to work closely with IT though.

Advantages

  • Additional languages, especially French, German and Luxembourgish. 
  • Professional experience in a comparable job or specialist studies in the field.
  • Knowledge of statistical models and projections.

How to apply

  • Please send your application by email, including a CV and motivation letter (not handwritten!) and any references you consider relevant to the head of personnel management (marc.birsens@bnl.etat.lu) and in copy, the head of consortial services (patrick.peiffer@bnl.etat.lu). Subject: “Candidature Consortium Luxembourg”.
  • All applications received until 28th June 2020 included will be considered.

Further information (without guarantee as to the accuracy of the information)

Neue Module Beck Online

Wir haben unser Beck Online-Abonnement erweitert! Zusätzlich zum Basis-Modul stehen nun allen Nutzern des Consortiums folgende Inhalte zur Verfügung:

Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht Premium

Das Online-Modul zum gesamten Bankrecht, zu KWG, Börsenrecht, Wertpapierrecht … uvm. – aktuell, rechtssicher und komfortabel. Zusätzlich bietet es Zugriff auf weitere renommierte Nachschlagewerke wie etwa: Langenbucher/Bliesener/Spindler, Bankrechtskommentar, Emde/Dornseifer/Dreibus/Hölscher, InVG sowie Dornseifer/Jesch/Klebeck/Tollmann, AIFM Richtlinie, Fuchs, WpHG, und Weitnauer/Boxberger/Anders, KAGB.

https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/Modul/52010/Inhalt/Bank–und-Kapitalmarktrecht-PREMIUM

Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht Premium

Das Fachmodul enthält Kommentare (z. B. Baumbach/Hueck, GmbHG), Handbücher (zur Limited), Entscheidungen, Aufsätze, Gesetze und Fach-News zum deutschen und europäischen Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht. Zusätzlich stehen zum Beispiel die Münchener Kommentare zum HGB und zum AktG und die neue Zeitschrift GWR Online zur Verfügung.

https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/Modul/29065/inhalt

Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht (ZHR):  https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2FZHR%2Fcont%2FZHR%2Ehtm (inkl. Archiven ab 1996)

Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht – Wertpapiermitteilungen, Teil IV (WM): https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2FWM%2Fcont%2FWM%2Ehtm (wöchentlich aktuell mit Archivbestand ab 2000)

Auch weiterhin stehen alle Inhalte von Beck Online per Fernzugriff bereit. Sie müssen sich nur mit Ihrer Bibliothekskarte der Universität oder Nationalbibliothek einloggen.

Temporary access to additional electronic resources

The current global COVID-19 pandemic affects the worldwide information community and therefore several publishers are offering temporary access to additional electronic resources.

In addition to all content that we’re already subscribing to, here’s the list of resources that are now accessible with a library card of the National Library, University Library, LIST or LIH. The list will be updated regularly.

How to obtain a library card
BnL: please check https://bnl.public.lu/fr/actualites/articles-actualites/2020/prevention-COVID-19-service-public.html

University: If you are a university student or staff member and do not have a library account yet, please request access by sending an email to askalibrarian@uni.lu from your University email account.

RILM  Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of scholarly music research, offers full-text search and cover-to-cover browsing.

  • A global, multidimensional resource for music researchers
  • 240 full-text journals and growing
  • Content spanning 50 countries and 40 different languages
  • Full-text coverage from the early 20th century to the present

Trial access until 31 May 2020.

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,url,uid&custid=s2991454&groupid=main&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rft

RILM Music Encyclopedias

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a continually expanding curated full-text collection that currently comprises 57 titles published from 1775 to the present. Its content spans various fields and subject areas of historical musicology, ethnomusicology and theory, with focus on topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers.

Trial access until 31 May 2020.

https://rme-rilm-org.proxy.bnl.lu/

Remote access to British Periodicals

British Periodicals is temporarily accessible remotely. Usually, this database is only accessible within the University of Luxembourg.

British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Remote access will last until 20 June 2020.

Cairn Repères et ouvrages

Cairn propose aux établissements membres du Consortium un test gratuit et sans engagement de ses offres d’ouvrages et de la collection Repères jusqu’à la fin du mois de mai.

Collection Repères: https://www-cairn-info.proxy.bnl.lu/collection-reperes.htm

Ouvrages: https://www-cairn-info.proxy.bnl.lu/ouvrages.php

Proquest Central

ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world. Trial access until 20 June 2020.

https://search-proquest-com.proxy.bnl.lu/central/fromDatabasesLayer?accountid=26466

Proquest U.K Parliamentary Papers

This database is the most detailed primary source for the past two centuries, for Britain, its colonies and the wider world. It is a major part of the historical record. The Parliamentary papers influenced public opinion and social and political philosophy, and provided a forum for ideas for hundreds of thinkers, among them Marconi, Keynes, and Beveridge. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Trial access until 20 June 2020.

https://parlipapers-proquest-com.proxy.bnl.lu/parlipapers/search/basic/hcppbasicsearch?accountid=133146

Coronavirus Research Database

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
https://search-proquest-com.proxy.bnl.lu/coronavirus/fromDatabasesLayer?accountid=26466

Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks

The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers until mid-June 2020.

Access: https://www-sciencedirect-com.proxy.bnl.lu/browse/journals-and-books?contentType=BK&accessType=subscribed

JoVe – Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE is offering free access to several collections until 15 June 2020.

JoVE Core – This peer-reviewed journal combines high-quality video demonstrations of experiments with a detailed text protocol, allowing researchers around the globe to learn from each other easily and efficiently. Access will be open for biology biology and psychologie sociale.

JoVE Science Education – Educators and students use these innovative video collections in the JoVE Science Education Library to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

JoVE Lab Manual – Comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in introductory biology lab courses.

More information

Access: https://www.jove.com.proxy.bnl.lu

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews has made their journals available to all (without access control) through Thursday April 30, 2020. On that date, the publisher will assess the need to extend this policy.

Access: https://www.annualreviews.org/action/showPublications

Cambridge University Press

All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May.

CUP is also providing free access to research related to the coronavirus: More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are available. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.

MIT Press Ebooks

The MIT Press is offering libraries complimentary access to its catalog of 2,770 eBooks on MIT Press Direct through the end of May 2020 to support faculty and students who are working and learning remotely.

Access: https://direct-mit-edu.proxy.bnl.lu/books

Remote access for law databases

You may now access the following databases from home and don’t need to be logged in to the library network. Please note remote access will only be available as long as the National Library and University library (LLC) are closed!

Librarians all over the world are collecting information about the different initiatives from scientific publishers. You may find the overview here

Update on access to digital library

We are busy enabling remote access for all products that were limited to in-house access, so that you can continue working now that all libraries have closed. Publishers are extremely helpful but this will take another few days. If you urgently need access to a product, please get in touch via help@findit.lu.

Update: If you are a registered user of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH you may now access the following databases from home and don’t need to be physically at the library. Please note remote access will only be available as long as the National Library and University library (LLC) are closed!

More content updates: https://www.consortium.lu/?p=8082

Any support questions can be sent as usual to help@findit.lu.

All our products can be found via the National Library’s main search engine a-z.lu. There is online help available at the top of the page in English, French and German. To limit your search to digital material, select “Digital Library” and then refine further in the second drop down:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help with downloading and reading eBooks is available on the ebooks.lu site, again in English, French and German.

Finally, we strongly recommend that you install our Library Access Browser extension. It automatically redirects you to licensed content from the library, while you normally browse the internet. With over 700.000 eBooks and 80.000 eJournals and almost 400 databases and reference platforms, this may happen more often than you think. The Library Access Browser extension saves you time, as you do not need to search manually in a-z.lu.

Again, if you need help, do not hesitate to get in touch via help@findit.lu!

 

More information about services of the National Library during the next time: https://bnl.public.lu/fr/actualites/communiques/2020/mars2020/covid19_ressourcesenligne.html

ICOLC Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources

This statement, written on behalf of the many library consortia across the world that participate in ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia), and the individual libraries these consortia represent, has two purposes. It is intended to help publishers and other content providers from whom we license electronic information resources and purchase printed content (hereafter simply referred to as publishers) understand better how the current global COVID-19 pandemic affects the worldwide information community. Its second purpose is to suggest a range of approaches that we believe are in the mutual best interest of libraries and the providers of information services.

The ICOLC participating consortia consider the current crisis of such significance that we cannot simply assume that libraries and publishers share a common perspective about the magnitude of the crisis and the best approaches to cope with it. ICOLC members have been exchanging perspectives about how the global COVID-19 pandemic will impact consortia and their member libraries.

At this time according to UNESCO, partial or complete university and school closures in 49 countries have canceled or suspended classes for 391 million students.

Many college and university students will be completing the current academic term in an entirely on-line format, so the campus communities can practice social distancing as recommended by the World Health Organization and many other national and global health agencies.

We ask that Publishers immediately consider:

  1. Making any relevant content and data sets about COVID-19, Coronaviruses (regardless of species affected), vaccines, antiviral drugs, etc. currently behind subscription-only paywalls Open Access immediately to facilitate research, guide community public health response, and accelerate the discovery of treatment options.
  2. Removing and waiving all simultaneous user limits to an institution’s licensed digital content during this period when universities are going all online in order to allow research, discovery, and learning to proceed.
  3. Lifting existing contractual ILL restrictions or photocopying limits temporarily so that libraries may assist our students to complete their term.
  4. Allowing the maximum extent of copyright limitations, exception and fair use, even if contractually restricted, to enable institutions to continue their vital teaching missions as campuses transition to an online, remote format.

We ask that publishers begin planning to:

  1. Allow flexible renewal periods and lengthened payment due dates as we do not know the future impacts on health or business operations for either consortium staff who facilitate the renewal, or for the librarians at our member institutions. If the regular renewal cycle is disrupted, we ask that publishers keep access on for our member libraries, even though the consortium’s or institution’s current agreement may have expired.
  2. Delay or minimize any planned price increases until the upheaval and disruption that we are seeing in our user communities, public health systems, and stock markets all over the world calms. The financial impacts on institutions of higher education and the global economy are as yet unknown, and price increases will add even more pressure to already-stressed universities and municipalities. In stable times, standardized pricing and terms may work relatively well. But today, libraries will be under heavy pressure to divert financial resources to other areas of immediate concern within the institution or local government.
  3. Develop plans to temporarily lift paywalls or develop alternative methods of authentication to allow access to subscribed content if traditional campus authentication mechanisms (VPNs, proxy servers) are overloaded under the increased traffic.
  4. Lift campus-only restrictions, so that teaching activities can continue online and remotely, despite University closures.

We encourage publishers to work together with consortia and libraries for the benefit of all communities. Library consortia are uniquely positioned to be the most effective and efficient means to preserve the customer base for publishers and create solutions that provide the greatest good for the greatest number.

It is in the best interest of both publishers and consortia to seek creative solutions that allows critical access to publisher content for the research and public health communities.

In combination, we suggest these approaches as a way to advance the conversations among libraries, consortia, and publishers, who all hope to provide as much information as possible to the users who need it. We believe our recommendations provide a solid foundation for the information community, including the publishers of scholarly information, to go forward together in these difficult times.

We want to express appreciation to the information services community for steps they are taking to address the global crisis.

Source: https://icolc.net/statement/statement-global-covid-19-pandemic-and-its-impact-library-services-and-resources

Contact Persons:

ICOLC Coordinating Committee Members:

  • Rick Burke, Chair (2018-2021), Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium | SCELC | USA
  • Anita Cocchia (2019-2022), British Columbia Electronic Library Network | BC ELN | Canada
  • Teri Gallaway (2018-2021), The Louisiana Library Network | LOUIS | USA
  • Lucy Harrison (2019-2022), GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online | GALILEO | USA
  • George Machovec (2017-2020), Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries | Colorado Alliance | USA
  • Sandrine Malotaux (2018-2020), Consortium unifié des établissements universitaires et de recherche pour l’accès aux publications numériques | Couperin | France
  • Patrick Peiffer (2020-2022), Consortium Luxembourg | Luxembourg
  • Pim Slot (2020-2022), SURFmarket | UKB | The Netherlands
  • Glenn Truran, South African National Library and Information Consortium | SANLiC | South Africa
  • Celeste Feather, ex officio for administration, LYRASIS | USA

About ICOLC:

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. The member consortia serve all types and sizes of libraries. ICOLC has been in existence since 1996.

ICOLC supports participating consortia by facilitating discussion on issues of common interest. Twice per year ICOLC conducts meetings dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about new electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic information providers and vendors, and other issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia. From time to time ICOLC also issues statements regarding topics which affect libraries and library consortia.

More information about ICOLC can be found at http://www.icolc.net.