ZBW is official archive partner for ISSN International Centre and Keepers Registry

International cooperation between ISSN International Centre and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is expanding in the context of digital preservation.

Paris/Kiel/Hamburg, 10th February 2023: ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the first cooperation partner from Germany to report digital preservation to the ISSN International Centre. Almost 2,000 journals and working paper series in economics will be reported to Keepers Registry over the next years.

Literature that is available digitally is essential for science. In order to be able to use this very volatile information in the long term, it must not only be stored digitally over a long time, but also adapted in a continuous process to technological change and thus to the latest soft- and hardware. To give libraries worldwide an overview of titles for which digital preservation is already being guaranteed or not, and who is responsible for it, the ISSN International Centre keeps a list, the Keepers Registry, integrated into the ISSN-Portal.

It provides a list of the world’s big academic libraries which have certified programmes for digital preservation. Among these are the Library of Congress, the National Library of France, the National Digital Preservation Programme China or the National Library of the Netherlands.

In 2023, the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics will join them. The ZBW is the first German academic library to become a “Keeper” for the ISSN International Centre. The ZBW is responsible for the digital preservation of nearly 2,000 journals and other serial resources in economics and will list them in the ISSN Portal.

Digital preservation at the ZBW has been awarded the international Core Trust Seal in 2020 and is the first institution in Germany to have achieved three certifications: the Data Seal of Approval, the nestor-Seal and also the CoreTrustSeal.