swisscovery goes live!

Thank you for bearing with us while we were migrating to our new catalogue to the Swiss Library Service Plateform (SLSP). All services should now be active again, including loans, orders, etc. Some disruptions and delays are still to be expected, while we get used to the new system.

Please take some time to discover swisscovery IHEID, our new research interface. If you have not done so yet, please register your account for the new catalogue by following the instructions posted previously.

So, what next? In the near future, we will share some information on how to use this new catalogue with maximum efficiency. In January, you should also notice an important expansion of our digital resources through agreements with major e-journal publishers. We hope you like the changes, and wish you the best for the last weeks of a difficult year.

Music to podcast by: what you can/not use in your productions

The Graduate Institute has a very active podcast scene, and it is sometimes hard to know which external materials you can or cannot include in your episodes. Here is a brief explainer based on the work of Céline Vilmen, our law librarian and copyright specialist.

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Loan service closing on December 2nd

On December 7 2020, the Institute’s Library will join the new network of the Swiss scientific and academic libraries, the Swiss Library Service Plateform (SLSP), along with more than 470 other libraries. From this date on, our print collections and electronic resources to which we subscribe will only be accessible through the search engine of this new platform: swisscovery.

As we speak, 30 million bibliographic references are migrating to the new platform. This transition phase has already resulted in a limitation of some services as we prepare for the phasing out of the current RERO catalogue.

For the final stage of the transition, the loan service will be closed from December 2nd (6pm) until the morning of December 7. You will no longer be able to borrow documents or renew them. The RERO Explore catalogue will remain available during that time.

We would also like to remind you that you can pre-register your account for the new catalogue by following the instructions posted previously.

The Library is aware of the impact these limitations may have on your academic activities during this transition period and apologises for the inconvenience these may cause.


Illustration: SLSP, based on PXFuel royalty-free stock photo

That’s The Tea For G&D – live on November 30!

Two GISA committees unite to bring you a very special podcast this Monday, November 30 at 18:30 CET, as part of the Gender and Development month at the Graduate Institute.

The Professional Development Committee and the Geneva Intl. podcast initiative present a live recording of a 30 minute interview with the Institute’s director Marie-Laure Salles. Discussions will cover her views on Gender and Development, and more.

Join us live on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ItuTsNBoPM