As a structured controlled vocabulary for the representation of economic content in various forms the STW is reused in many different ways within and outside the ZBW.
ZBW internal use:
The STW is available as a search- and browsable resource on the web and is used for intellectual subject indexing, for literature searches in the portal EconBiz, on the publication server EconStor and in the two economic journals published by the ZBW, Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics. In addition, the STW is used for research data management in the Registry Agency for Social and Economic Data da | ra and in the web-based research data infrastructure SowiDataNet.
In addition, the STW is used in research and development at the ZBW. This includes the semi-automatic development of links to other vocabularies and the development of automatic indexing methods based on text and data mining, in collaboration with the research group Knowledge Discovery.
ZBW external use:
The STW is used as a knowledge organization system at universities, research institutes, public institutions and companies. Below is a selection of institutions and applications which use the STW.
GBI-Genios Deutsche Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH is a commercial supplier of electronic press, business and economic information. GBI-Genios uses the STW for subject indexing of economic content in its online database wiso.
- Ifo Institute
The Ifo Institute for Economic Research - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich is one of Germany´s largest economic research institutes. The library of the Ifo Institute uses the STW among other sources for subject indexing of content in its online catalogue.
- DIW Berlin – German Insitute for Economic Research
The German Institute for Economic Research (German: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The library of the DIW uses the STW for subject indexing of its library collection.
- Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
The library´s local authority file for subject indexing is oriented towards the STW.
- WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
The library of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management uses the STW for subject indexing and for maintenance and development of its local subject authority file.
- Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
The library of the MPI for Research on Collective Goods has integrated the STW into an Aleph database. This allows, here an example, to link STW-subject headings won via external data transfer from the Common Library Network (GBV) to STW IDs.
- WISS Research Group
The research group Web-Based Information Systems and Services (WISS) uses the STW for research on natural language processing and data integration.
- University Library of Erasmus University Rotterdam
The University library works with the STW in the field of automatic indexing.
- Schweizerisches Wirtschaftsarchiv
The Swiss Economic Archive in Basel has been curating archives of private enterprises since 1910 and documents economic history and policy in Switzerland. The thematic structure of the Archive follows the STW subject categories.
- National Library of Finland
The National Library of Finland provides access to the STW via its web based tool Skosmos for access to controlled vocabularies. Skosmos had been developed as part of the library´s Thesaurus and Ontology-Services.
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