Softwareheritage.org

The Software Heritage initiative is building an archive of software source code. It aims to preserve and share all software that is publicly available in source code form and provides unique identifiers. More than five billion files from more than 88 million projects are available up to now.

The Software Heritage was founded by the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation Inria. The UNESCO supports the project and some private companies funds it.

https://www.softwareheritage.org/

New Search Interface for Langenscheidt

Langenscheidt has relaunched its online dictionaries. Now the dictionaries are available at

https://owb.langenscheidt.com/

We have access to the following dictionaries:

  • a set of bilingual concise and technical dictionaries (German – foreign language)
  • some titles of the Duden series
  • dictionary ‘Deutsch als Fremdsprache’
  • pocket dictionary English – Chinese

No Agreement with Elsevier

The scientific council members and the President of the Max Planck Society have decided to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018. With this move the Society affirmed its support of the national licensing framework Projekt DEAL.

From 2019 there will be no more access to current full texts of Elsevier journals. Articles with publication date 2018 and earlier will still be available.

To order articles, please use the MPG/SFX Citation Linker or the MPG SFX button, which is displayed on the Elsevier page for unlicensed articles or in Web of Science. You are also welcome to contact us directly if you have any questions or requests.

OA Publishing with Oxford

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) which includes an open access element. Max Planck authors are allowed to publish Open Access in selected OUP journals under a free Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). The publication charges will be directly and fully funded by the MPS as of submission date January 1, 2019.

The following journals, among others, are part of the agreement: