Sciences in Kiel
ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature. The institution holds more than four million volumes and enables access to millions of online documents in economics.
In 2014 alone, 3.8 million digital full-texts were downloaded. In addition, the ZBW provides a fast-growing collection of Open Access documents. EconStor, the digital publication server, currently gives free access to more than 95,000 articles and working papers. EconBiz, the portal 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".
The ZBW is a research-based academic library. Three professors and an international group of PhD candidates do transdisciplinary research on Science 2.0. Research at the ZBW is connected to international networks. The main co-operation partners are engaged in the Leibniz Research Network Science 2.0 and the EU project EEXCESS.
The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and a foundation under public law. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the ZBW was honoured for its innovative library work with the international LIBER Award for Library Innovation. In 2014, the ZBW received the “Library of the Year” award.
Header photo: Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Bodo Quante
Photo top: Lukas Roth
Photos bottom (from left to right): Landeshauptstadt Kiel; Sven Wied; ZBW; Sönke Wurr, Münchow-Industrie-Fotos