KEY ACTIVITIES AT THE ZBW

Our operative key activities ensure that essential themes for the future of the ZBW are treated and implemented comprehensively and with the necessary scholarly depth. The existence of suitable metadata is a basic requirement for this. Therefore the comprehensive and high-quality recording and curation of these metadata is one of the core activities of the ZBW.

Research data management

With our research focus on research data management we aim to be a competent partner for research data in economics and the corresponding technologies.
Research data management

Usability

We test the usability of our online services in our own usability lab and use the results to optimise them continuously.
Usability

Open Access

The Open Access teams is building what is probably the fastest-growing collection of Open Access documents for economics on the internet.
Open Access

Digital preservation

In collaboration with national and international partners, the ZBW develops strategies and operative measures for the sustained preservation of its digital contents.
Digital preservation

Linked Open Data (LOD)

Linked Open Data offers the chance to freely use and link data from very heterogeneous sources. Where the library world once developed highly specialised formats for the exchange of title data and authority files, open standards and programming interfaces now allow simple re-use of our data by third parties.
Linked Open Data