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.
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 […]
The EUI Library Data Portal was upgraded with a new tabular structure and two new resource guides on 12 September. The Data Portal is a one-stop index to licensed and open data resources for economic, social, political economic and economic historical research.
The Portal was presented at the Badia Fiesolana, on Tuesday, 13 September. EUI members who would like to receive the PPT should write to [email protected]
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) has issued a report on The Library in the Life of the User: engaging with people where they live and learn, brining together the results of research on user behavior and presenting “findings that articulate the need for the design of future library services to be all about the user.” Research was undertaken by OCLC, Ohio State University, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, University of North Carolina Charlotte, JISC (UK) and Oxford University. PDF version.
The Library has launched an easy-to-use index of books available at the Villa San Paolo. Links to eBooks for Economics Department courses are provided. Books and manuals are listed in alphabetical order by author/editor. VSP shelfmark locations are provided in the right column of the Index. The Villa San Paolo Library contains 303 course works; 60 statistical data software manuals; 26 economic handbooks and 12 economic reference works. An overview of services at the Economics Departmental Library is on this Library page. Full details of works available at the Departmental Library are on the new Index page.