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### Zentralblatt MATH

Searching for Mathematics

with Zentralblatt MATH

Overview and Outlook

Bernd Wegner, Heinz Kröger

Zentralblatt MATH, FIZ Karlsruhe

Mathematisches Institut, TU Berlin

Overview

- The reference database Zentralblatt MATH
- The LIMES production system
- Zentralblatt search facilities
- Zentralblatt linking facilities

Part 1

- The reference database Zentralblatt MATH

Zentralblatt MATHEditorial Council

- European Mathematical Society
- FIZ Karlsruhe
- Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
- Editor - in - Chief
- Co-operational units
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag

The Role of Reviewing Services

- Documentation and evaluation of the mathematical literature world-wide
- Provision of an easily accessible, searchable database
- Portal site to published articles and books
- Access facility to document delivery
- Tools for preparation of bibliographies andreference linking
- Identification facility for mathematical publications
- Let us look at how Zentralblatt MATH fits in here:

Zentralblatt MATHAims

- Comprehensive information on mathematical publications
- Bibliographic precision
- Reviews given by external reviewers
- Classification according to subjects, additional keywords for database retrieval
- Links to other electronic sources in Math
- Convenient search menus for different levels of expertise

Zentralblatt MATHScope

- Pure and applied mathematics
- Mathematical physics
- Theoretical computer science
- Theoretical mechanics
- Operations research
- Financial mathematics
- Statistics, mathematical biology
- Systems and control theory
- Coding and Communication

Zentralblatt MATHFigures

- Total number of papers reviewed in Zentralblatt MATH since 1931 >2.200.000
- Number of papers reviewed in JfM (1868 – 1930) 80.000
- Number of reviewers > 9.000
- Number of Journals covered > 2.300

Part 2

- The LIMES production system

LIMESLarge Infrastructure in Mathematics - Enhanced Services

- Fifth Framework Programme of the EU "Access to Research Infrastructures”
- EU-funding: April 2000 - March 2004
- Scientific Directors:
- Rolf Jeltsch, ex-President EMS
- Bernd Wegner, Editor-in-Chief Zbl MATH
- Coordinator:
- Michael Jost, FIZ Karlsruhe, Berlin Dept.

LIMESPartners

FIZ Karlsruhe, Coordinator, DE

Cellule MathDoc, FR

Eidetica, NL

SIBA, University of Lecce, IT

Tech. Knowledge Centre & Library of Denmark, DK

University of Santiago de Compostela, ES

Hellenic Mathematical Society, GR

Technical University Berlin, DE

European Mathematical Society, EU

LIMESDistributed Input

- Development of a new input and database production system (in operation since 01.04.2004)
- Capable for accepting input from distributed partners
- Allowing for corrections and modifications from distributed sites
- Implementing shared responsibilities
- Portable to other services and disciplines like
- Education in mathematics
- Mathematical Logics
- Computer Science
- Physics

LIMESQuality of Data and Retrieval

- New models, techniques and tools for the enhancement of data and a more sophisticated retrieval
- Author and Source identification
- Development of new and enhanced retrieval features for the database engine
- Support for distributed servers:
- multilingual interfaces
- access control management
- update procedures

LIMES Electronic Editorial Units

- Arrange the workflow using electronic means as much as possible
- Integrated access to shared resources (reviewer database)
- Apply artificial intelligence concepts for semi-automatic indexing
- Integrate available metadata automatically
- Two prototypes
- NAIS developed by SIBA in Lecce
- TEQUILA developed by DTV in Copenhagen

Part 3

- Zentralblatt search facilities

Search menus

- We offer three menus for different levels of expertise, and a citation checker
- Standard search form
- Advanced search form
- Command mode search form
- Citation checker

Search fields

- Author
- Title
- Basic Index
- Classification
- Source
- Reviewer
- Zentralblatt Number
- Language
- Document Type

Database tools

- Journals Database
- MSC (Classification Scheme)
- Reviewer Database (LIMES internal)
- Lookup system (Citation search form)

Part 4

- Zentralblatt MATH linking facilities

Links from ZBL

- Links to items of the bibliographic information (you may, e.g. click on an author, a reviewer, classification code or citations to generate a new search)
- Links to electronic resources
- Links to digital archives

Navigation with ZBL

- Reference links
- Provision of metadata for digitization projects
- Interaction with Encyclopaedias, Handbooks und Bibliographies (to be realized)

Integration in Digitizing und Archiving Projects

- Integration of Zentralblatt MATH (and JFM) into the access and navigation structures of
- WDML (World Digital Mathematics Library)

With its European branch DML-EU

- ERAM (FDM project)
- EMANI (Electronic Mathematics Archiving Network Initiative)
- Look-up tools for the generation of reference links from digitized offers
- Recommendation of the WDML planning group

DML-EU

Integration in the production and promotion of RusDML

- RusDML – core archive of digitized Russian journals in mathematics
- journalwise provision of metadata of Zentralblatt MATH and of FDM
- Implementation of a fast access to the journals
- Range of articles covered is from 1868 to present
- Access to the reviews also for users with minor knowledge of the Russian language
- Linking of the database with the digitized items
- Permanent access to the archive in additon to the Russian-British OPAC

Linking to free offers of full texts in EMIS

- Electronic library within European Mathematical Information Service
- Host for free full text offers of core journals in mathematics
- More than 60 journals
- More than 10.000 articles
- Immediate access to the journals via

Zentralblatt MATH

- Linking between full texts and database entries
- Links from the bibliographies to database entries
- Adaption of the production of metadata to the needs of Zentralblatt MATH – direct adoption

Cooperations of Zentralblatt MATH with systems for full text supply

- Generating links from the database entries to document delivery services – direct transfer of bibliographical data
- TIB Hannover, SUB Göttingen, JASON, SIBA Lecce, REBIUN (Spain), HEAL-Link (Greece)
- Delivery terms are determined by the vendor.
- Integration of the database into local systems, which offer their service only to local customers.
- Combined agreements for database access and full text supply in developing countries – CubaMATH, Southern Africa
- Integration into projects for the integrated access to electronis offers (EULER, EASE and others.)
- Links to Publishers.

Adresses

- Prof. Dr. Bernd Wegner
- Heinz Kröger
- Zentralblatt MATH
- Franklinstr. 11, D-10587 Berlin
- [email protected]

Homepage

- Zentralblatt MATH
- www.Zentralblatt-MATH.org
- Zentralblatt MATH - direct access to database -
- www.emis.de/ZMATH/

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