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21 Oct. 2020: Informal Discussion on Open Access

On October 21, 2020, Uta Grothkopf was invited to present at the ESO Informal Discussion on Open Access. Follow this link to download the slides.

1 Sep. 2020: News from ESO Garching Library team

We are happy to announce that as of today, Nathalia Escarlate will be joining the Library and Information Centre team in Garching. Nathalia is a trained librarian, documentalist, and data analyst, with experience in database administration and task automation. We are very much looking forward to working with her!

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the easiest way to reach the ESO Garching Library team continues to be by email:

31 Aug. 2020: News from ESO Chile Library team

August 31, 2020, marks the last working day of Maria Eugenia Gómez. It is no exaggeration to say that an era ends. Maria Eugenia has been the heart and face of the ESO Chile Library during the past decades (!) and has shaped and defined the library and its service like nobody else. We cordially thank Maria Eugenia for everything she has done during all these years in La Silla and Santiago, and send her our very best wishes for the new phase in her life, along with un abrazo fuerte. Maria Eugenia, we will miss you!

At the beginning of August 2020, Leslie Saldías started working in the ESO Chile Library, learning about the day-to-day work from Maria Eugenia. As of September, she will become the new Librarian in Chile. Leslie can be reached at Please join us in welcoming Leslie to ESO!

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ESO Information Repository

The Library implements and administers an ESO-wide Information Repository (Product and Document Management system, or PDM) to enable controlled processes and practices for the creation, review, modification, issuance, distribution, and accessibility of documents.

The PDM is accessible to ESO staff and authorized external users. We will keep you informed about its developments in the coming months.

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During the COVID-19 emergency, please use email to reach us.

Library Garching
Uta Grothkopf, phone: +49 89 320 06-280
Silvia Meakins, phone: +49 89 320 06-775
Nathalia Escarlate, phone: +49 89 320 06-474

Library Santiago
Leslie Saldías, phone: +56-2-463 3153

Information Repository
Katia Montironi, phone: +49 89 320 06-682
Nathalia Escarlate, phone: +49 89 320 06-474