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04.09.2010 - News are switched to

This is the last post on this Channel. The swissbib-team decided to start a news-blog that is much more convenient to give frequent information than a wiki, which isn't suited to this task... So you find frequently updated information on

--Tobias 10:01, 4 September 2010 (CEST)

24.06.2010 - The IDS Zentralbibliothek Zürich and the IDS Universität Zürich launch their new swissbib-based Zürich-view

The IDS Zentralbibliothek Zürich and the IDS Universität Zürich replaced their Metalib-based search-solution with a swissbib-view. This enables them to present their separate databases to their users with a homogeneous interface and a speedy search: View their news:

--Tobias 07:18, 25 June 2010 (CEST)

01.12.2009 - swissbib is availiable to the public

Almost exactly a year after the signing of the contract with OCLC the swissbib team is very proud to announce that the beta version of swissbib is available to the public under:

--Tobias 10:39, 5 December 2009 (CET)

14.05.2009 - New Presentations Online

Around the completion of our first prototype we held three presentations - the document section was updated with the slides in German, French and English:

--Tobias 15:40, 14 May 2009 (MEST)

05.04.2009 - swissbib presents its current state at the OCLC Infoday in Zurich on Tuesday 28th of April

As the completion of our first internal prototype is at hand we will give a first impression on the direction swissbib is taking.

--Tobias 12:56, 5 April 2009 (MEST)

05.04.2009 - swissbib presents its solution at ELAG 2009

Swissbib got accepted and is happy to present its solution at ELAG 2009 in Bratislava on Wednesday 22nd of April.

--Tobias 12:56, 5 April 2009 (MEST)

12.12.2008 - Contracts with OCLC for the deployment and hosting of the Swissbib software are signed

The swissbib project reached an important milestone by signing the contracts for the deployment of the swissbib software as well as for the hosting of the solution by OCLC Leiden. This makes it possible to start the deployment immediately.

The solution chosen consists of three modules: CBS for data preparation, FAST for indexing and searching and TouchPoint for user interaction. That means the records from the library catalogues will be loaded in the CBS system, converted, matched and enriched before being transferred to a publishing platform where OCLC TouchPoint will provide the discovery functionality coupled with the FAST search and index engine.

Further, the solution also offers the potential - should this become a requirement - to raise the visibility of Swiss university libraries to a global audience on the web, through its synchronisation capability with WorldCat.

The deployment starts immediately and is planned to reach its end by February 2010. A first prototype for internal testing will be ready by mid-2009.

Press release (German)

--Tobias 14:07, 12 December 2008 (MET)

04.10.2008 - The swissbib tender is officially closed

The swissbib tender is officially closed by accepting the offer of OCLC and not getting an objection from another tendering party. We are very happy about this outcome and looking forward to starting contract negotiation.

--Tobias 11:30, 7 October 2008 (MEST)

30.07.2008 - Public opening of the bids

6 vendors responded to the swissbib tender. Their offers will be evaluated during the next two months. The range of the solutions offered is rather broad.

--Tobias 10:02, 7 October 2008 (MEST)

16.07.2008 - about swissbib

On the blog you can read an interview with Tobias Viegener about the background and the aims of swissbib. The interview is split up in two halves. The second part will be published shortly after.

--Tobias 10:01, 7 October 2008 (MEST)

15.07.2008 - Last possibility to request tender documents and to pose questions

After this date the first phase of the tender goes into its final stages. We got feedback from a lot of vendor and are looking forward receiving a broad range of bids.

--Tobias 09:59, 7 October 2008 (MEST)