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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:
Here, the focus is on the management of research data as envisioned in the idea of the “European Open Science Cloud” developed by the European Commission and in the national federated infrastructure for research data recommended by the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RFF).
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.
Here, we present new, innovative applications and services developed at the ZBW that are not yet ready for regular operation.