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Elsevier eBooks accessible for Max Planck Society
Posted: Dec 2014

Max Planck Digital Library has signed an agreement with Elsevier for a new eBooks model. During an initial period of 12 months, almost 13.000 Elsevier eBooks from more than 20 subject areas will be accessible to all Max Planck Society institutions on the ScienceDirect platform or on the MPG eBooks catalog. At the end of this initial period, a number of eBooks will be selected for perpetual access, primarily based on usage in the previous months.

Change of access and opening hours
Posted: 31 July 2013

As of the 01.08.2013 the badges of all members of the institute are automatically enabled for the library. With it the employees of both institutes have 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to the Library!
The library is open to external visitors from Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to 15:00 and on Friday from 9:30 to 13:00.

Feb 2013

  • New design of the Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
    The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) got a new design. Besides its well-known functions, the new EZB design offers some new options:
    • The function "New in the EZB" offers you a list of all journals added to the EZB within the last week.
    • By a click on the traffic light symbol you will be linked directly to the journal. By a click on the journal title you will see beside the journal URL further information concerning the title.

Dec 2012

  • Cancellation of print journals and periodicals
    There were will be notably less means available for literature in the library in future. This is why the decision was made to cancel practically all of the current print journals and periodicals. The subscriptions will end on 31.12.2012.
    Most of the journals and periodicals are already available online, due to a local or central license. Several more journals will be included in 2013. Those titles subscribed to by the library can be accessed through the Electronic Journal Library (EZB) and our local catalogue.
    Please see the list of canceled journals with online access and without online access. When you need articles from unlicensed journals and periodicals, please contact us.

July 2010

  • Principles for the handling of research data
    The Alliance of German Science Organisations has adopted common principles for the handling of research data. The aim is the professional handling of digital data through sustainable archiving as well as development of technical infrastructures and service ranges. The provision and re-use of research data is to be ensured by means of standardized data collection, documentation and adequate additional information. The common principles take into consideration not only the differences between the scientific disciplines but also the protection of researcher rights as well as the requirements of general data protection.
    Press Release (German only)
    Principles (German only)

March 2010

  • Springer and Max Planck Society sign agreement
  • The Max Planck Society and Springer have reached an agreement which allows the scientists working at the 78 Max Planck Institutes and research facilities across Germany access to content on SpringerLink, which currently comprises over 2,000 journals, to several book series and to SpringerMaterials. The agreement covers access for 2010 and 2011.
    Press Release
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