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Libraries are facing changes of a magnitude never seen before. The ZBW wants to take an active part in these changes. Therefore the ZBW increasingly carries out application-oriented research which aims to develop internet-based working environments to support excellence in economic research.
At present, the ZBW pursues the following themes:
We investigate how the World Wide Web and its many Web 2.0 applications engender sustained change in the research and publishing processes of the scientific community and what the underlying mechanisms of action are.
Web Science analyses the interaction between internet technologies and society. In this field of research we look at the impact of web-based communication on the work routines of researchers as well as at the development and effectiveness of new publishing, research and collaboration processes.
Research findings about new usage behaviour lead directly to the development of new technologies. The main objective here is the discovery of unknown, subject-specific relations between digital objects from large document corpora on the World Wide Web. In this context, the investigation of new search paradigms is the subject of the third research focus, Knowledge Discovery.
Here we present new, innovative applications and services developed at the ZBW that are not yet ready for regular operation.