Inspec has been cancelled

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Feb 032016

The Consortium Luxembourg has made the decision to cancel Inspec due to significantly low use and budget constraints.  Inspec is no longer be available since 1st February 2016.

Inspec is a bibliographic database that is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and provides abstracts and indexing to scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.

Although we avoid cancelling resources whenever possible, we must make this decision on occasion. In times where bibliographic references can also be found in search engines like GoogleScholar or even (Digital Library – Scholarly articles) we would like to set our focus on financing full text databases like, for this discipline, PROLA (American Physical Society) or IEEE Xplore.

If you have any comments on this, please send an e-mail to

New Springer ebooks: 2014 Computer Sciences and 2015 Complete

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Jan 182016

Springer ebooks Teaser

Consortium Luxembourg is pleased to announce that we upgraded our Springer ebook collection.

Access is provided to all English and German language Springer e-books 2015. The books cover a variety of subjects including:

  • Biomedical & Life Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry & Materials Science
  • Computer Science incl Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Professional & Applied Computing

Topics covered in the German collection include:

  • Geistes-, Sozialwissenschaften und Recht
  • Medizin
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Technik und Informatik
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Psychologie

In addition to that, we purchased the 2014 Computer Science package incl Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


All ebooks can also be found and accessed via and

Alternatively, you may access all of the available Springer ebooks here.

All ebooks can be accessed from anywhere with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH.

Ebooks Bibliothekswissenschaften

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Jan 132016

Neben den ebooks vom transcript-Verlag und vielen anderen lizenzierten ebooks, die über deGruyter zugänglich sind, möchten wir Ihnen heute ein paar Titel aus dem Bereich der Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften vorstellen.

Jeder Nutzer mit einer Leserkarte der Nationalbibliothek, der Universität oder eines der Forschungszentren LIST oder LIH hat unbeschränkten Zugriff auf die Titel. Die ebooks können – ohne gesonderten Kopierschutz – als PDF heruntergeladen werden.

praxishandbuch bibmanagementRolf Griebel, Hildegard Schäffler, Konstanze Söllner (Hrsg.)
Praxishandbuch Bibliotheksmanagement

Das Praxishandbuch Bibliotheksmanagement ist ein Handbuch zu allen Aspekten der Bibliotheksorganisation. Aus Sicht der Bibliothekspraxis bietet es eine aktuelle Standortbestimmung und einen Überblick über alle Aspekte des Bibliotheksmanagements in Deutschland. Besonderer Wert wird dabei auf die Darstellung von aktuellen Entwicklungen unter Berücksichtigung des internationalen Kontexts gelegt.

handbuch kulturportaleHrsg. v. Euler, Ellen / Hagedorn-Saupe, Monika / Maier, Gerald / Schweibenz, Werner / Sieglerschmidt, Jörn
Handbuch Kulturportale. Online-Angebote aus Kultur und Wissenschaft

Das Handbuch zeigt aktuelle Trends und Perspektiven von Portalen im Bereich Kultur und Wissenschaft, wie z. B. jenem der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek, auf. Der Fokus liegt auf der Darstellung der Vielfalt von Kultur-Portalen. Ausgehend von historischen, fachlichen, organisatorischen, juristischen und wirtschaftlichen Fragen werden verschiedene Projekte vorgestellt. Die Beiträge folgen einem Leitfaden, der eine vergleichende Betrachtung der Angebote ermöglicht und so einen Überblick über die aktuelle Portal-Landschaft gibt.


Weitere Titel als ebook (Auszug)


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Trial: RILM Music Encyclopedias

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Dec 212015


Consortium Luxembourg is now offering a trial access until 31st January 2016 to RILM Music Encyclopedias – The Definitive Global Repository of Music Encyclopedias and Dictionaries.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to 2015 and is comprised of more than 80,000 pages, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. It is an extensive global resource designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

Full-Text Encyclopedic Content

RILM Music Encyclopedias is the first comprehensive collection of encyclopedic content spanning the most important disciplines including popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound and women composers. The collection will expand continuously with additional titles that fit the needs of the international musicological research community.

It is a valuable research resource for the international music community with content spanning multiple countries and languages including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Greek.

Access RILM Music Encyclopedias

New ebooks: transcript Verlag 2015

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Dec 142015

transcript_logo-smallConsortium Luxembourg is happy to announce the acquisition of the 2015 ebook publications of transcript Verlag.

These ebooks can be accessed from anywhere with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH. The ebooks are not DRM protected, so there’s unlimited access and you may save an ebook chapter as a pdf.

Subjects cover cultural sciences, social sciences, history and philosophy:

Some random examples

Strategisches Management in Museen. Mit Change Management und Balanced Scorecard aktiv gestalten

Internet der Dinge. Über smarte Objekte, intelligente Umgebungen und die technische Durchdringung der Welt

Sprache und Bildung in Migrationsgesellschaften. Machtkritische Perspektiven auf ein prekarisiertes Verhältnis

Amerikanische Fernsehserien der Gegenwart. Perspektiven der American Studies und der Media Studies

transcript museum   transcript internet transcript migration   transcript serien

All ebooks can also be found and accessed via and

Alternatively, you may access all of the available transcript ebooks here.

Music, Music, Music : more Naxos Databases (+ Christmas playlists)

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Dec 072015

Update: Enjoy Christmas time with the playlists we created for you: “Jazz Christmas” and “Christmas around the world”!


Consortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that we extended our offer for music streaming.
From now on you have access to the Naxos Music Library Jazz!


Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers over 100,000 tracks of jazz from more than 9,000 albums. Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over 200 other labels. US-based Fantasy has the world’s deepest jazz catalogue and offers the very best in blues and R&B. Blue Note offers albums featuring the legendary artist John Coltrane and iconic artists such as Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and many others. All these can be accessible from computers in your library, home or office.

Access Naxos Music Library Jazz directly


Beneath the Jazz Library we’re offering trials to two further databases.

Naxos Music Library World: Naxos Music Library World offers a wide range of World music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary World music. Included are recordings of over 32,000 artists, representations from over 1500 cultural groups and music from over 150 countries. Over 5,060 albums (45,700 tracks) are available and new albums are added weekly. The complete Smithsonian Folkways catalog is also included.

Access Naxos Music Library World directly

Naxos Musical Works Database: This new Naxos service meets the needs of many artists and performing arts organisations – a place where they can find all the most important information about classical musical works — instrumentation, playing time, year of composition, composer biographies, music notes and much more. The data are derived from the vast amount of information included in the Naxos Music Library, augmented by information from many other sources and music publishers.

Access Naxos Music Works Database directly

The trial lasts until 31 December 2015.

All databases can also be accessed via and

Join our team: Metadata and Statistics Manager – Digital Library Consortium Luxembourg

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Nov 242015

The National Library of Luxembourg (BnL) is recruiting a metadata and statistics manager for its Digital Library Consortium “Consortium Luxembourg pour l’acquisition et la gestion de publications électroniques”.

Contract type

  • 1 year contract, 32-40 hrs/week (negotiable)
  • Status “Independent Consultant” (not an employee position)
  • Available: immediately

Job description

Consortium Luxembourg is Luxembourg’s national consortium; it is a small, young and dynamic service, exclusively focussed on digital content. You will be reporting to the head of consortial services and work with the existing consortium team, bringing it to a total of 3 people, in close cooperation with IT services.

Consortium Luxembourg was founded in 2006 and has rapidly become the main source for electronic documentation for the University of Luxembourg, public research centers and, through the National Library, the general public. The availability of public and remote access makes Consortium Luxembourg a key player to leverage the digital transition towards a modern knowledge society.

Consortial management, including its software, is centralised at the National Library. Servers are physically hosted by government IT services (CTIE). The consortium’s portfolio of software and licensed content is continually optimised. In this respect you will actively participate in the implementation of the Consortium’s multi-year strategic plan. As digital publishing is changing still at a rapid pace, you will be required to adapt to new technologies and challenges.

You will need to be an exemplary team player and be self-motivated while working in a multicultural and multilingual environment, most colleagues being at least quadrilingual.

Main responsibilities

  • Configuration, updates and quality control of the product metadata licensed by the Consortium, such as scientific databases, electronic journals and electronic books. This task is done via the administrative interfaces of the main consortial software tools (ExLibris Primo Central Index, Primo, SFX and MetaLib; OCLC EZProxy, CORAL ERM).
  • Gathering, analysis and bi-annual reporting of statistics relevant for cost and usage tracking, using the ExLibris UStats tool and the statistics data warehouse.

Other tasks

  • Active participation in the consortial multi-year strategy relevant to the main responsibilities above: Implementation of a new consortial management tool and migration to a new delivery and statistics infrastructure.
  • Continuous documentation of internal consortial processes.
  • Communication (blog) and training tasks, both internal and external.


  • Fluently bilingual: English a must, plus French or German
    Use the categories of the Common European Framework for language skills
  • University diploma (in library or information science, digital publishing or similar)
  • Basic IT skills, capable of handling and debugging complex configurations

Note: The job is not an IT position. Tasks such as server maintenance and updates or system configuration are handled by the IT team. You are required to be able to work closely with IT though.


  • Additional languages, especially French, German and Luxembourgish.
  • Professional experience in a comparable job or specialist studies in the field.
  • Professional experience in business process analysis or change management.
  • Knowledge of statistical modelling and analysis.

How to apply

Please send your application by email, including a CV and motivation letter (not handwritten!) and any references you deem relevant to the head of personnel management ( and in copy, the head of consortial services ( Subject: “Candidature Consortium Luxembourg”.

All applications received until 6th December 2015 included will be considered.

Further information – Lancement du nouveau service de prêt de livres numériques

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Nov 232015 est le nouveau service de prêt d’ebooks en langues française, allemande et anglaise. Ce service gratuit est inédit au Luxembourg et désormais disponible dans 12 bibliothèques luxembourgeoises y compris la Bibliothèque nationale et sa bibliothèque itinérante, le Bicherbus. Plus de 78.200 livres numériques sont mis à disposition du public. Pour profiter du service, il suffit d’être inscrit comme lecteur dans une des bibliothèques partenaires. Une liste de ces bibliothèques peut être consultée sur le site web Les intéressés y trouveront également des plus amples informations sur l’utilisation de ce service et la recherche d’ebooks via, le moteur de recherche des bibliothèques du réseau est une initiative commune du Conseil supérieur des bibliothèques publiques (CSBP) et de la Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL). La mise en œuvre de ce service, sous forme de projet-pilote, a débuté en juin 2015 et sa gestion a été confiée au département du Consortium Luxembourg et au département informatique de la Bibliothèque nationale, qui travaillent en coopération étroite avec les bibliothèques participantes.

Avant la réalisation d’, le département du Consortium Luxembourg gérait déjà une offre électronique de 53 000 journaux électroniques, de 93 500 ebooks scientifiques et plus de 370 bases de données spécialisées, financés par la Bibliothèque nationale, l’Université du Luxembourg et les centres de recherche publics. vient élargir cette offre mise à disposition du public.

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Nouvelle base de données: Strada lex Luxembourg

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Nov 202015

stradalex luxembourgComme remarqué par quelques utilisateurs les contenus juridiques conçus essentiellement pour le marché luxembourgeois ne sont plus accessibles dans Strada lex (Belgique). Ils se trouvent maintenant dans la nouvelle base de données Strada lex Luxembourg.

La base de données Strada lex Luxembourg, dédiée à l’information juridique luxembourgeoise, est à présent disponible via et pour les utilisateurs de la BnL et l’Université du Luxembourg.

Strada lex Luxembourg constitue aujourd’hui l’offre documentaire juridique la plus complète au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Sont rassemblées, en un seul site, la législation, la jurisprudence luxembourgeoise et européenne et la doctrine dans toutes les branches du droit, soit plus de 500.000 références documentaires.

Les contenus

  • Sources officielles (Mémorial A, Les décisions de la Cour constitutionnelle, Les décisions de la Cour de Cassation, Les décisions des juridictions administratives)
  • Législation coordonnée
  • Recueil Permanent des Revues Juridiques
  • Les Recueils de jurisprudence Promoculture-Larcier (Recueil de jurisprudence pénale, Code du travail luxembourgeois annoté, Recueil Sécurité et santé au travail, etc.)
  • Plus de 40 revues Bruylant, Délégation des Barreaux de France, Larcier, Promocultur-Larcier

La base de données Strada lex Luxembourg est accessible via (l’onglet “Bases de données” > S) et en cherchant sur

Pour des raisons de licences, Strada lex Luxembourg peut seulement être consulté dans les bâtiments (réseaux) de la Bibliothèque nationale et l’Université du Luxembourg.

Scheduled platform maintenance

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Nov 102015

On Saturday 14th November from 9:00 to 13:00 the website will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance.
During this time content will not be accessible.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.