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The library of the University of Liechtenstein is new at SLSP and in swisscovery

The library of the University of Liechtenstein has joined SLSP. This means that its holdings will be searchable in swisscovery from 18 March 2024.

The University Library holds around 28,000 books, journals and non-books as well as 68,000 e-books, which will now be added to swisscovery. By participating in SLSP Courier, the library is making its physical holdings available to a wider audience in Switzerland. Jürgen Küssow, Vice Director and Head of Network Services at SLSP, is delighted about the accession: "With the library of the University of Liechtenstein, SLSP has gained its first international partner and is thus strengthening cross-border cooperation."

The integration and migration project of the University of Liechtenstein Library from Aleph to Alma started in September 2023 under the leadership of SLSP. In various project phases, the data was deduplicated, the migration was prepared, tested and carried out, the services were set up in swisscovery and the employees of the University of Liechtenstein Library were trained on Alma and swisscovery.

Ekaterina Vardanyan, Head of the University Library, sees this project as a milestone in the library's development: "Joining swisscovery and cooperating with the Swiss university libraries via the SLSP will enable us to significantly expand the media offering, modernize the most important business areas and thus increase the library's innovative strength."

With the completion of the project, swisscovery will grow to a total of approx. 23 million title recordings and approx. 41 million copies.

SLSP is a non-profit organization based in Zurich, whose sponsors are 15 universities and libraries in Switzerland. Founded in 2017, SLSP has been operating a national library platform for 500 academic libraries in Switzerland with the product swisscovery since 7 December 2020. The SLSP also includes the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL), which centrally purchases licences for electronic resources for Swiss academic libraries and negotiates open access contracts.

Search directly in swisscovery and use other services such as SLSP Courier to have books sent to a library near you.