There and Back Again: A Traineeship’s Tale, by Ciara O’Kelly

In early February, I moved to Italy for a year-long traineeship with the European University Institute (EUI). As an Irish-Canadian citizen living in Canada, this was an opportunity of a lifetime and an important step in my career as a librarian. I was excited to meet the five other trainees and the wonderful library team […]

Big Data Europe consortium launches Data Aggregator Platform

The BigDataEurope consortium has launched a Big Data Aggregator Platform to provide access to, and tools for, “multilingual data harvesting, data analytics, and data visualisation.” BigDataEurope is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and science funding initiative, and is composed of stakeholders from seven societal research clusters: health; food; energy; transport; climate; social sciences and security. Services include data storage, processing, analysis and publishing. The portal launch press release is available in English and German.

European Banking Authority releases stress test data on 105 banks in 21 countries

The European Banking Authority, released data from the 2015 EU-wide transparency exercise on 27 November. The exercise “provides detailed bank-by-bank data on capital positions, risk exposure amounts and asset quality on 105 banks from 21 countries of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA)… The data is published at the highest level of consolidation, covering around 70% of total EU banking assets for the reference dates of 31 December 2014 and 30 June 2015.” The EUI Library maintains a Directory of Eurozone, EU and European Statistical Data.

European History Primary Sources reviewed in H-europe, a blog about European Historiography

In October last, when teaching a course on alternative narratives for the history of Europe available in heritage and cultural institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, Galleries) and, also, in EU institution themselves, I explained goals and purposes of the EUI Library and Department of History and Civilization digital project for accessing Open Access primary sources for the History […]

EUI Library launches access to premium portal of Central/Eastern European data & publications

The premium WIIW portal provides unified access to statistical data on Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS, and southeastern Europe from 1990 to 2014. Data is collected and collated by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – Wiener Institut fur Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche. Headline series are: FDI database (foreign direct investment); annual database and monthly database. Full text access to WIIW publications…