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BOOK

March 28, 2012

Watch the latest development in the information business: BOOK

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Master theses 2010-2011

December 12, 2011

A big number of master theses has been uploaded into the library system. You can find the theses by entering the name of the author or the title.

World Bank opens data

May 31, 2010

The World Bank has decided to publish in open access 2,000 statistics on finances, trade, health, poverty and education. Users can consult and download complete datasets and indicators of countries. In the past users had to pay for these data.
source: InformatieProfessional

Old books in EBIB

June 17, 2008

Old books form level 92 are placed in our stock. Researchers have time till July, 10 to select the books they want to reshelve in our open stacks.

Working papers EBIB

June 17, 2008

Next year all working papers are placed in our stock. You can consult all our working papers on the webpage of working papers.

July 10, 2007

ScienceDirect (SD) is a compendium of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature from Reed Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers. ScienceDirect claims to contain approximately “25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.” SD is an expensive, and often contentious product in Higher Education due to high year-on-year pricing increases, but it is a highly desirable one, nonetheless.
Google Scholaris Google’s search interface for scholarly-related material. Scholar has become tremendously popular for focussed searches in the scholarly literature among not only academics and students, but seekers of health information and other science-based data.

Elsevier has now undertaken to have the majority of its SD journals (those for which it holds or can obtain the copyrights) crawled and indexed by Google. Both Google and Google Scholar are slowly incorporating an increasing amount of this content, and these data will be appearing in search results for Google and Google Scholar.

(Source O’Reilly Radar)

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.