Library, Documentation, and Information Services department

The Library, Documentation, and Information Services Department (organigram) is a central information unit at ESO. It consists of the Libraries and the Information Repository teams.

The ESO Libraries in Garching and Santiago support your research by
‣ providing access to publications and other scientific content 
‣ sharing with you developments in publishing and research communication 
‣ networking with astronomy librarians around the world to fulfill your information requests efficiently
‣ developing and maintaining tools to provide tailored metrics that help to assess ESO’s scientific impact 

The ESO Information Repository (PDM) manages and supports the centralization, organization, preservation and distribution of ESO institutional, project and product documentation.


Need help?

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

Library Garching

Uta Grothkopf:
Tel: +49 89 320 06-280

Silvia Meakins:
Tel: +49 89 320 06-775

Nathalia Escarlate:
Tel: +49 89 320 06-474
Library Santiago

Leslie Kiefer Saldías:
+56-2-463 3153
Information Repository

Katia Montironi:
+49 89 320 06-682

Nathalia Escarlate:
Tel: +49 89 320 06-474

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22 Dec. 2022: Registration open for Open Research Week 2023

The Open Research Week 2023 is a series of free online events hosted by the University of Liverpool Feb. 28 - Mar. 3, 2023. It covers many aspects of open research, including publishing in data journals, promoting open research in smaller institutions, measuring openness, and reward, recognition and assessment. For more information about the program, read more below.


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