Kölner Dom

Information Science

Open access and long-term preservation are the main tasks of the e-publishing systems department at the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz).

Services and products of the department are for instance the publication platform "Digital Peer Publishing (DiPP)" - a framework that allows scientists to run their own open access e-journals - and different repository systems (OPUS, Edoweb, Ellinet).

The hbz permanently works on the development of systems and services in order to provide librarians and scientists tools and frameworks to support their daily work with respect to knowledge collection and exchange.