18 May

Presentations of the DGG Annual Conference 2020 now online

Online as of today: Presentations of the (cancelled) conference of the German Geophysical Society (DGG) 2020. The presentations are available until May 22nd. Also with a contribution of FID GEO: Best practice in research data publication.

FID GEO already showed two posters at the virtual poster exhibition of the DGG annual meeting in early April: How to publish Open Access in the earth sciences and DEAL-contracts with publishers: what´s new for researchers?

07 May

More than 1600 freely available geological maps on GEO-LEOe-docs

The GEO-LEOe-docs overview page provides links to more than 1600 freely available geological maps (GK25) at a scale of 1: 25000. Individual map sheets supplied by geological surveys and libraries can be searched and downloaded.

The provided cartographical material of the FID GEO itself is usually associated with an explanatory booklet and a georeferenced GeoTIFF. Here, the number of available map sheets has almost doubled over the past six months, to currently 380 map sheets.

To be informed about new entries, you can subscribe to the map collection by registering on GEO-LEOe-docs. You will then be notified when new maps are available.

We are happy to integrate freely available map sheets from other providers.

06 May

Save the date: online-Fachsession FID GEO and FID Karten

On Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10 – 11 am, the Specialised Information Services for Geosciences (FID GEO) and for Cartography and Geodata (FID Karten) will present their services at the online conference #vBIB20. The programm is online, participation free of charge.

This includes guidance and services for electronic publishing, the digitisation of texts and maps, the publication of research data, advice on the acquisition of basic geodata and maps and the provision of tools for subject-specific literature research.

You will get to know these services better, so to use them for your scientists on site or make them known to your local researchers. Libraries and research data units in academic institutions are important partners for us, therefore we would also like to talk about your own ideas and wishes regarding information infrastructures and topics of your interest.

We particularly welcome librarians, subject specialists and staff from research data units. All other participants are of course equally welcome.


About #vBIB20

The Bibliothekartag 2020 in Hannover had to be cancelled due to the current situation. However, in order to enable training and professional exchange, the Berufsverband Information Bibliothek (BIB) and the TIB – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften und Universitätsbibliothek are organising the #vBIB20 – the virtual conference on libraries, information facilities and everyone who works for them.