ORBilu: Be seen. Be read. Be cited.

Orbi LogoStarting in 2013, University of Luxembourg’s new publications server will be the place to go to deposit all of your scientific publications.

ORBi lu , the University of Luxembourg’s new publications server will contain everything from peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, your contributions to collective works, to oral presentations given at scientific conferences, and more.  It will replace the current publications server.

What’s in it for me?  Visibility, accessibility and impact.

  • Visibility: by entering the details of your publications, and thanks to indexing by Internet search engines, your research will be visible to other scholars in your field. Wouldn’t it be great to go to Google Scholar, Scirus, or ScientificCommons and find references to your work?
  • Accessibility: by including the full-text of your publication, your work isn’t locked away behind a pay wall. Anyone, anywhere can read it.
  • Impact: if your work is being read, then it is more likely to be cited. Isn’t the main problem with impact the fact that your article or book chapter can’t be found or accessed?

Why are we introducing ORBi lu ?  In a word, to promote our research.  ORBi lu is designed to make our research visible to the outside world.  Through indexing by Internet search engines, research done at University of Luxembourg will be easier to find for other scholars outside of Luxembourg.

To see ORBi lu in action in advance, take a look at ORBi at the University of Liège (ULg).  Developed by ULg, it has been in use there since November 2008 and its success is unprecedented. June 2012 saw users download over 61 000 documents.  But don’t just take our word for it.  See what ULg’s researchers are saying in this short video .

To learn more, check out orbilu.uni.lu , the future site of ORBi lu , or contact us on orbilu@uni.lu .