EUI and German National Library of Economics sign memorandum of understanding

The EUI and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation between the two institutions, and collaborate on the further development of the EconBiz economics research portal. EUI economics outputs are indexed in EconBiz via the RePEc service. The Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Kiel and Hamburg), founded in 1919, is the world’s largest specialist library for economics. The EconBiz union catalogue and full-text portal was launched in 2002. The discovery tool helps locate 10 million publications and..

ZBW EconStor Repository Reaches 100,000 Full-texts in Scholarly Economics and Business Literature

The German National Library of Economics EconStor repository – which harvests more than 90% of all German economics and business working papers and OA journal articles – reached a total of 100,000 full-text documents in October. Content is included in the EconBiz portal, which provides access to approximately one million full-text items and eight million bibliographical records in German, English and other languages. ZBW added French and Spanish interface options to the portal in September. Full details.

The Future of Scholarly Communication in Economics: call for Hamburg, March 2015

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) have announced an international workshop on the theme ‘The Future of Scholarly Communication in Economics’ to take place in Hamburg on 30-31 March, 2015. Selected papers will be published in the journal Economics. IfW and ZBW invite “researchers from economics and other disciplines to submit related empirical and theoretical contributions.” Themes include: “Pros/cons of the review process, and new ideas for improvements; Different methods to measure reputation; Impact of open access on the publication market; Inclusion of research data in the publication process; The changing role of publishers, libraries, and scientific communities; The potential of social media tools (blogs, wikis, twitter, facebook etc.) in scholarly communication.” The deadline for workshop paper submissions is 30 November. The deadline for submissions to the special issue of ‘Economics’ is 4 May 2015.