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Officer-in-charge: Gudrun Schmidberger

The library of the Federal Forest Research Centre is among the biggest forest libraries. It goes back to 1874, the year when the Federal Forest Research Centre was established. The available publications are in the first place meant to serve the staff of the Centre and to provide them with material for their research work and scientific projects. However, the library is open also for everybody who is not a staff member of the FBVA, provided that smooth operation of the library is not restricted thereby. International loans are not possible.

The library offers books, journals, publication series, and a collection of special editions. It includes now 15,600 books, 28,500 volumes of journals, and approximately 9,000 special editions. Thanks to the exchange of scientific publications with about 300 forest research centres and other, Austrian and international, institutions active in this area the major part of the forest expert literature is available in the FBVA library. Since 1998 the library has been managed using the library management system LIBERO.

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri: 8.00 - 15.30
Wed: 8.00-12.00
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, A-1130 Vienna, Austria
Phone +43-1-878 38/1216, Fax +43-1-878 38/1250


Literature Documentation

Officer-in-charge: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Daryoush Voshmgir

Since 1950, the Federal Forest Research Centre has provided literature information services. At present, 67,000, mainly German, quotations from specialized literature are stored in the EDP-assisted system documentation and information system of the FBVA. The files can be read from storage using multidimensional search criteria. A brief overview of the functions is given in the operating instructions.

Literature databases from outside Austria are also accessible through remote data transmission. Further information systems like "TREECD", which has had approx. 400,000 notations since 1939, and "Woods of the World" with a list of the forest and wood-technological codes of 800 tree species, based on CD technology and "Current Contents"on disquettes, are also available to the staff of the FBVA.

Links to national and international libraries:
Library of the University of Agricultural Sciences,
German libraries
European libraries
Library of Congress
Austrian libraries
Austrian scientific libraries
Search for WWW pages of libraries (international)
University and college libraries, USA
Library OPACs and information pages, worldwide
Links to freely accessible, forest-relevant literature databases
ELFIS Ernährung-, Land- und Forstwirtschafliches Informationssystem (Food, Agriculture and Forestry Information System ))
Other Links
References re the information services.
Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8
A-1130 Vienna, Austria
Phone. +43-1-878 38/1247
Fax +43-1-878 38/1250


Officer-in-charge: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Daryoush Voshmgir

Experts in translation, photographic laboratory, layout, and printing are active in the development of publications.

The Federal Forest Research Centre published two scientific series:

At irregular intervals, also Technical Notes ("Merkblätter") from different research areas, the Annual Reports and annual working programmes of the FBVA, and special publications are published. These publications are printed in the FBVA using offset printing techniques. They can be ordered and/or purchased at the library.

Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8
A-1130 Vienna, Austria
Phone. +43-1-878 38/1247
Fax +43-1-878 38/1250


List of staff members

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LinR/FreM/FeiH, 1999-05-06