LIMES – an infrastructure for the benefit of mathematicians in the information society. (English) Zbl 1038.00019

Bai, Fengshan (ed.) et al., Electronic information and communication in mathematics. ICM 2002 international satellite conference, Beijing, China, August 29–31, 2002. Revised papers. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-40689-1/pbk). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2730, 122-131 (2003).
Summary: Zentralblatt MATH is the most comprehensive and traditional database providing information on publications in mathematics. With a variety of user-friendly facilities, which are associated with the search menu of the web version, it provides a large infrasfructure for research and education in mathematics and its applications. Combined access to Zentralblatt MATH and related services is given through the European Mathematical Information Service EMIS, which is a co-operation between several partners worldwide under the umbrella of the European Mathematical Society EMS. Supporting the installation of a more European platform for Zentralblatt MATH the project LIMES deals with the enhancement of Zentralblatt MATH to a European database in mathematics and with the prototype for a framework to distribute the editorial work to a European network. The aim of this article is to describe the offers of Zentralblatt and their integration in EMIS. It will give a status report on LIMES and an idea of future actions for the implementation of the LIMES results in a European network.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1019.00012].


00A99 General and miscellaneous specific topics
68U35 Computing methodologies for information systems (hypertext navigation, interfaces, decision support, etc.)
68P20 Information storage and retrieval of data
68P15 Database theory