Oct 132016

Au sein de la base de données Strada lex Luxembourg, le RPRJ – Recueil Permanent des Revues Juridiques constitue une précieuse source de références jurisprudentielles et doctrinales. C’est pourquoi, les équipes de Strada lex Luxembourg ont ajouté les sommaires antérieurs à 2008, soit près de 7.500 sommaires supplémentaires. Vous accédez dès à présent à près de 25.000 sommaires et références.

Afin de rendre vos recherches encore plus rapides, l’éditeur a simplifié la navigation dans le RPRJ. Un champ de recherche situé juste au-dessus de la table des matières du RPRJ vous permet de trouver rapidement un mot-clé dans l’arborescence thématique (Universele Thesaurus Universel UTU) sans devoir en dérouler tous les niveaux.


Vous pouvez accéder Strada lex Luxembourg ici: Strada lex Luxembourg

Oct 032016
Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2016.

Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2016.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.

This year’s Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.

The word autophagy originates from the Greek words auto-, meaning “self”, and phagein, meaning “to eat”. Thus, autophagy denotes “self eating”. This concept emerged during the 1960’s, when researchers first observed that the cell could destroy its own contents by enclosing it in membranes, forming sack-like vesicles that were transported to a recycling compartment, called the lysosome, for degradation. Difficulties in studying the phenomenon meant that little was known until, in a series of brilliant experiments in the early 1990’s, Yoshinori Ohsumi used baker’s yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. He then went on to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for autophagy in yeast and showed that similar sophisticated machinery is used in our cells.

Ohsumi’s discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content. His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation to starvation or response to infection. Mutations in autophagy genes can cause disease, and the autophagic process is involved in several conditions including cancer and neurological disease.

Yoshinori Ohsumi was born 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan. He received a Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in 1974. After spending three years at Rockefeller University, New York, USA, he returned to the University of Tokyo where he established his research group in 1988. He is since 2009 a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Yoshinori Ohsumi’s key publications on a-z.lu (fulltext):

Takeshige, K., Baba, M., Tsuboi, S., Noda, T. and Ohsumi, Y. (1992). Autophagy in yeast demonstrated with proteinase-deficient mutants and conditions for its induction. Journal of Cell Biology 119, 301-311

Tsukada, M. and Ohsumi, Y. (1993). Isolation and characterization of autophagy-defective mutants of Saccharomyces cervisiae. FEBS Letters 333, 169-174

Mizushima, N., Noda, T., Yoshimori, T., Tanaka, Y., Ishii, T., George, M.D., Klionsky, D.J., Ohsumi, M. and Ohsumi, Y. (1998). A protein conjugation system essential for autophagy. Nature 395, 395-398

Ichimura, Y., Kirisako T., Takao, T., Satomi, Y., Shimonishi, Y., Ishihara, N., Mizushima, N., Tanida, I., Kominami, E., Ohsumi, M., Noda, T. and Ohsumi, Y. (2000). A ubiquitin-like system mediates protein lipidation. Nature, 408, 488-492

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Sep 142016

À partir d’octobre 2016, les documents de la médiathèque – plus de 15.000 DVD, Blu-ray, CD et méthodes de langues – pourront être empruntés et retournés par les usagers eux-mêmes via une borne automatique, grâce à la technologie RFID (Radio Frequency Identification).

Pour préparer la collection au prêt automatique, des travaux de conversion à la technologie RFID ont lieu à la médiathèque du 13 au 30 septembre 2016. Pendant les travaux, la médiathèque reste ouverte et tous les documents sont accessibles pour le prêt à domicile, ainsi que pour la consultation sur place.

Néanmoins, comme les travaux peuvent occasionner du bruit, la BnL conseille à ses usagers de se rendre à la salle des Arts pour toute consultation sur place (salle de lecture au 1er étage, au-dessus de la médiathèque). Des lecteurs CD, ainsi que des téléviseurs avec lecteurs DVD/Blu-ray y sont à leur disposition. Les écouteurs et les télécommandes pour les divers appareils sont disponibles au guichet de la médiathèque.

Le projet-pilote RFID permet à la BnL de tester cette nouvelle technologie en vue de son implémentation dans le nouveau bâtiment, dont l’ouverture est prévue pour le deuxième semestre 2018.

Sep 072016

iLibrary_logoUnited Nations Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations.

The United Nations iLibrary provides scholars, students, policy makers, politicians, diplomats, information specialists, librarians and the general public with a single online destination for seamlessly accessing knowledge products created by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.

To begin with, United Nations iLibrary includes publications, journals and series comprising facts and expertise on international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics. In future releases, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

At launch, United Nations iLibrary comprises 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. This initial scope covers most of the content published under the United Nations Publications banner between 2013 and 2015. A scope of around 3,000 titles is expected to be available by the end of 2016, corresponding to most titles published between 2010 and 2015.

The content of the United Nations iLibrary will be regularly updated with approximately 500 new titles published every year on the key topics reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

The Consortium Luxembourg is happy to offer remote access to UN iLIbrary for all users with a valid library card from either National Library, University, LIST or LIH.
Access via a-z.lu: http://a-z.lu/BIBNET:All_content:BNL_MLBNL03955

Aug 252016

L’écrivain Michel Butor, figure du Nouveau Roman, est décédé à l’âge de 89 ans. L’oeuvre de Michel Butor, prix Renaudot en 1957 pour “La Modification”, était immense et inclassable, allant bien au-delà des seuls quatre romans qu’il ait jamais écrits, le dernier en 1960.

En 2013, il avait reçu le grand prix de littérature de l’Académie française pour l’ensemble de son œuvre.

Vous trouvez des ouvrages et documents sur Michel Butor dans la Bibliothèque nationale, à l’Université du Luxembourg ainsi qu’en ligne : http://tinyurl.com/zjooo3r

Plus d’information: http://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2016/08/24/le-romancier-michel-butor-est-mort_4987526_3382.html

Aug 192016


Taylor & Francis Online is relaunching with a new design, fully responsive interface and significant functional improvements for researchers, readers and learned societies.

For researchers: intuitive and readable article layout puts the content at the centre, organises figures & data, references, citations and article statistics into easily accessible tabs, and highlights access options and the article PDF.

For authors: Easy manuscript submission, clear information and instructions designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to publish their research.

Enhanced discoverability with multi-faceted search makes finding articles and journals simpler and faster, with options to filter by subject, publication date and access options.

Other benefits include:

  • Menus that stay in place as you scroll make it easy for readers to move around and access the key sections and tools wherever they are on the page.
  • Prominent journal branding makes it easy for readers to identify and access key journals  and find related and key content in our easy to read new “card” design.
  • Improved video display provides more impact for video abstracts and video content.
  • Clear access indicators allow Librarians and library users to easily see what they can access with coloured icons clearly displayed as corner tabs at all levels.

If you need any further assistance, please have a look at the Video Walkthroughs.

All users with a valid library card of the National Library, University, LIST or LIH have remote access to all Social Science and Humanities Journals on the Taylor and Francis platform.

So don’t wait, go to http://a-z.lu/BIBNET:Databases:BNL_MLBNL03619 and check out the new design!


Jul 252016

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experimentsjove_logo, is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) recently started a subscription to JoVE.

Following sections are included in the subscription:

As a result, the LIH researchers can now access more than 3.000 articles from top research institutions around the world that are dynamically sharing their research methods, data analyses and results clearly, accurately and professionally with the expertise of JoVE’s professional videographers.

All JoVE articles are indexed in subject-relevant indexing sites, including PubMed/MEDLINE, SciFinder and Scopus.

Access JoVE via a-z.lu or use the direct link: jove.com .

Please find here a short user guide to make the most out of the subscription: JoVE User Guide

Attention: Access to JoVE is only possible in the local network of Luxembourg Institute of Health!


Jul 212016


Due to infrastructure updates both a-z.lu and findit.lu won’t be available Monday, 25th July 2016 between 8.00 and 12.00 h.

Access to licensed electronic resources is not possible during that time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jul 072016


Please be aware that Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) has a new website. Click “Full Corpus (Subscription required)” in the top menu to access the database.

If you wish to access the TLG, you must create a user profile. It is for free, but you must have an account and log in to use the full resources.

Click on “Register” in the top-right corner to create a user account.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, plus historiographical, lexicographic, and scholiastic texts from the period between 600 and 1453. The canon amounts to approximately 80 million words of text. A polytonic Greek font must be installed on your computer in order to view some work titles that appear in Greek.

The new Online TLG is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Should you require assistance, have a look at their Help-Site for User Guides and short video tutorials.
TLG Help

Please find the new website her: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu.proxy.bnl.lu/index.php