Archive for the 'catalogue' Category

New library catalogue wants to be the biggest

March 4, 2008

Open Library wants to be bigger then WorldCat. Open Library is a cooperation between young entrepreneur Swartz (21) and the Internet Archive.


IBM and K.U.Leuven join forces for students and staff with disabilities

May 3, 2007

IBM and K.U.Leuven concluded a partnership agreement on further development of the university’s facilities for students and staff with disabilities, since both organisations are great proponents of an equal opportunity policy and have been pursuing an active diversity policy for years. The area of collaboration is dyslexia and blindness. Together with specialists from K.U.Leuven, IBM will be investigating a number of software packages with the cooperation of their suppliers. You can find some of this equipment in the library ETEW and in other university libraries of the K.U.Leuven.

e-journals in catalogue

February 13, 2007

From now on, one can search for electronic journals/periodicals directly in the catalogue. The best way to do this is to use the first searchbox (“Search for a book/periodical (print or electronic) in K.U.Leuven”) on our homepage.

Francisco Partners buy Endeavor

November 24, 2006

Francisco Partners acquired Endeavor Information Systems from parent Elsevier. The acquisition comes on the heels of its July purchase of Ex Libris. That firm sells the library system Aleph, used at the K.U.Leuven.


September 21, 2006

With Metalib, a new application of our library system, researchers can find articles in different databases. You can start at the same time a search in Web of Science, JSTOR and Business source premier. Metalib will be available at the start of the new academic year.

Europe wants digital library

August 29, 2006

European Commissioner Viviane Reding announced Europe’s own project for digitising Europe’s cultural heritage. In a Recommendation on digitisation and digital preservation, it calls on Member States to act in various areas. EU Member States should set up large-scale digitisation facilities, resolve copyright questions and systematically preserve digital content in order to ensure long term access to the material. The aim is to arrive at a real European digital library, commented Information Society and Media Commissioner Reding. She wants to accelerate the process of getting Europe’s cultural heritage on line via the European digital library.


October 1, 2005

LibriLinks provides direct links from a database citation to the full text of a subscribed article, journal or book. If this is not available, LibriLinks tries to locate the print holdings in the K.U.Leuven library or other libraries in Belgium. LibriLinks is provided by the University Library and LIBIS, using the SFX link server software. You find more information on the website of the library.