Robert Forkel presented the MLResWatch project (a MetaLib Resource Monitor) at the SMUG.dach 2007 conference in Munich. The presentation provides an overview of the project aims and current status (in German)
A short article about the vLib project has been published in the MPG internal newsletter MaxPlanckIntern 1/2007, p. 9 (in German)
A new version of the vLib portal was launched. An overview of new and revised features is available on the project pages
To provide extended services for books via the MPG/SFX Menu, a lookup in two union catalogs (SWB and GBV) has been set up
The new version of the MPG/SFX Server went into production today and introduced a new feature called the DOI CookiePusher. As a result, it may happen to you that clicking on a DOI link – e.g. doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.11.295 – opens a sfx menu instead of directly connecting you to the publisher’s web site. The advantage is, that the MPG/SFX menu will provide you with a set of relevant services for the particular reference. Thus, if no electronic full text is available, you still may check for a print holding or order the document via your local library.
Please note: The feature requires that a cookie has been set on your computer before. Disallowing "doi.org" to set cookies will prevent you from being redirected to MPG/SFX.
More detailed information on the DOI CookiePusher is available on the vLib project pages (in German only).
Release of an enhanced MPG/SFX service to directly display holding information from the Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB in the MPG/SFX menu
The eDoc server of the Max Planck Society has been activated as resource in the vLib portal