Kiel/Hamburg, 9 April 2014:
15 international institutions from 16 countries are now EconBiz partners of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW). With the recent membership of the S P Jain School of Global Management, ZBW data will be promoted in Australia for the first time.
In 2012, the ZBW started its worldwide affiliated marketing campaign with six international premium partners. With the S P Jain Global School of Management and its campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney, the ZBW has brought a high-ranking international business school on board. The S P Jain Global School of Management (www.spjain.org) occupied 19th place in the 2013 Forbes Ranking (see http://www.forbes.com/business-schools/list/international/) of internationally active business schools and reached the Top 100 of global MBA programmes in the 2011 and 2012 rankings of the Financial Times (see http://rankings.ft.com/exportranking/global-mba-rankings-2012/pdf)
The cooperation aims to integrate EconBiz, the search engine for economic information, into the learning and working environments of students and economists.
Through the EconBiz Partner Network, the ZBW reaches 260,000 international students of economics and related subjects. Since the campaign started in April 2012, the number of visits to the portal has quintupled. One aim of the international EconBiz Partner Network is the improvement of information literacy. Every year, the EconBiz Award for good research is handed out.
The International Student Competition from 17 to 30 March 2014 was one of the two highlights of the EconBiz Partner Network’s activities this year. The other will be the second Partner Meeting on 1 July 2014 in Riga, to coincide with the LIBER Conference. The first International EconBiz Partner Meeting was held in Kiel on 30 September 2013.
The following countries are currently partners in the international EconBiz Partner Network:
- Albania: University of Tirana
- Australia: S P Jain Global School of Management
- Austria: Graz University of Technology
- Bulgaria: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
- Dubai: S P Jain Global School of Management
- Finland: Bank of Finland, Monetary Policy and Research Department
- Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hungary: Corvinus University of Budapest
- India: Jaipuria Institute of Management, Library and Resource Centre
- Japan: Hitotsubashi University
- Kosovo: University of Pristina
- Macedonia: South East European University
- Malaysia: University of Technology Mara (UiTM)
- Nigeria: American University of Nigeria
- Singapore: S P Jain Global School of Management
- Turkey: Koç University, Trakya University
The National and University Library Skopje, the International Balkan University and the Library of the Economic Faculty “St. Kiril & Metodius” Skopje are associated partners.
About the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics: The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature, online as well as offline. Today the institution holds more than 4 million volumes and subscribes to 26,000 periodicals and journals. In addition, the ZBW provides the fastest-growing collection of Open Access documents on the internet: EconStor, the digital publication server, currently gives free access to 75,000 articles and working papers. EconBiz, the search engine for international economic information, allows students and researchers to search among nine million datasets. The ZBW edits two journals in economic policy, Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics, and in cooperation with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy produces the Peer Review Journal Economics based on the principle of Open Access. The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and has been a foundation under public law since 2007. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the ZBW received the international LIBER award for its innovative work in librarianship.