Economic information is increasingly available in electronic formats. Access to these databases, electronic journals and e-books usually requires that the provider grant a licence, usually for a fee. Negotiating and contracting such licences for national provision of electronic media for economics is the mission of the licence management team at the ZBW.
National and alliance licences
We negotiate and curate national and alliance licences for electronic products in Germany on behalf of the German Research Foundation within the framework of the funding programme “Alliance Licences”.
We also offer national consortia for products in economics in which academic institutions from Germany can participate. Our range of services includes not only negotiating prices and terms of conditions, but also the operative handling of the licences. This includes comprehensive support for consortium members in all questions arising in connection with the product.