DG Research and Innovation (EC) published a strategy for the new European Open Science Cloud on 14 March 2018. The EOSC is a “pan-European federation of research data infrastructures, with a view to moving from the current fragmentation, to a situation where data is easy to store, find, share and re-use.” Open science refers to a culture of collaboration, sharing and openness – made possible by digital innovation, open access to publications, open research data, open source software, open educational resources, and citizen science. The EOSC has six components…
The new EUI ResData repository was launched at the Library’s open access roundtable in October 2017 and already hosts twelve substantial EUI research datasets. ResData provides EUI scholars with a sustainable solution for archiving research datasets, and supports the European Union’s mandate that – where possible – research data outputs be openly shared. Open data – a key pillar of open science – refers to the trend among scholars, government agencies and international organisations to share datasets, codebooks and software via the internet.
Zotero, a free and open-source reference management software for bibliographic data and research materials, was created at the Center for History and New Media (now Roy Rosenzweig CHNM) in Fairfax Virginia, USA. The project was initially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alfred P. Sloan […]
When the Library doesn’t have the books that someone needs and it’s not possible to buy them (mostly when books are out of print), InterLibrary loans come to the rescue. EUI members may request up to 80 InterLibrary loans a year. The colleagues in charge of InterLibrary loans (or ILLs) are very busy all year round […]
Many of our print volumes have been moved out of the Library and into storage. Most, but not all, of these volumes are made up of our print journals and serials. However, don’t worry, they are available online for your consultation. Our ultimate goal is to create an upgraded Library environment with more work spaces for our users and […]
Tommaso Giordano’s career as a librarian started in 1972, when he joined the University of Florence. He worked at the EUI from 1983 to 2014, where he started as deputy director and then became Library director. This is a translated and abridged version of his lectio magistralis, held on 24 November 2017 at the general […]