The University of Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, provides an e-serials management and access service for more than 180 university and research libraries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and some other countries in Europe. The Electronic Journals Library (EZB) has become a powerful tool for both librarians and patrons. Technically speaking, the EZB is a database of approximately 11,000 titles entered into the system and maintained cooperatively, and the records for each of them can be specified according to the local licensing conditions of the individual libraries. Traffic light symbols indicate to the users whether access to the full text of a certain title is free, granted on the basis of a subscription, or denied, because a library does not subscribe to a journal. Article search has not been implemented yet, but may be made possible in the future.
How to Cite:
Hartmann, H., 2003. Electronic journals library: A German university's access and management platform for e-serials goes international. Serials, 15(2), pp.129–134. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/15129