30. September 2016
von Kristof Keßler
Kommentare deaktiviert für PubPharm – Der Fachinformationsdienst Pharmazie
The Specialised Information Service (SIS) Pharmacy aims at sustainably improving the information infrastructure and the supply of literature for academic pharmaceutical research in Germany. The project is being funded by the German Research Foundation since January 1st 2015. A special feature of the project is the collaboration between Braunschweig University Library and the Institute for Information Systems (IfIS) at Braunschweig University, through which cutting edge informatics research is being incorporated into SIS services. A core aspect is the user-centric implementation of an extensible and customizable information infrastructure. The “PubPharm” discovery system, developed by SIS Pharmacy for pharmacy-specific literature search, is an extension of the beluga-System (SUB Hamburg) which is based on the open source software VuFind. Its database comprises, amongst other sources, Medline data, and also authority data which enables specialised searches, e.g. for chemical structures. At the same time the IfIS is evaluating innovative search functions which, if proving to be beneficial, will be incorporated into the retrieval mechanisms of the discovery system. Within the scope of the SIS licenses, full text access to pharmaceutical journals is being provided to scientists. Part of the licenses is the right to long-term preservation. For technical implementation SIS Pharmacy is cooperating with the TIB Hanover. SIS Pharmacy liaises closely with the pharmaceutical research community, e.g. an advisory board is involved in steering the development of services. As part of public relations, users are being comprehensively informed, e.g. by web casts and the PubPharm blog.