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.
Here we present a brief outline of our key activities for our colleagues in other libraries. Contact us! We are looking forward to having exciting conversations with you.
Would you like to know more about our portal EconBiz? Here you can download prezis, videos, slides and much more.
The ZBW aims to enable free and international access for students and researchers to as many onlince documents in economics as possible. We do this through our collection of Open Access documents in economics on the one hand, and through negotiations for national licences, some of which we also host on our own repositories, on the other.
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
In collaboration with national and international partners, the ZBW develops strategies and operative measures for the sustained preservation of its digital content.
The STW Thesaurus for Economics, developed by the ZBW, provides the world’s most comprehensive thesaurus for searching and indexing content in economics.
STW Thesaurus for Economics
Our specialists for metadata standards and formats in the metadata management team of the ZBW work on the integration of heterogeneous metadata for the portal EconBiz.
The EconBiz API offers an application programming interface in beta that allows access to more than 6.2 million datasets of information in economics.
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
We test the usability of our online services in our own usability lab and use the results to optimise them continuously.