Literatur im Netz (Literature on the Web)
The library of the German Literature Archive Marbach collects, catalogues and archives newer German-language literature. Since 2008, the DLA has been collecting web publications and archiving selected online publications on the platform Literatur im Netz in order to make these online publications available to academic researchers on a long-term basis. Literary journals, blogs and web literature are being catalogued and indexed in the Marbach online-catalogue Kallías, the union catalogue of the southwestern region (SWB), the Zeitschriftendatenbank (Journal Database, ZDB) and the Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Germanistik. The technical archiving of digital documents takes place in the online archive of the Library Service Centre Baden-Wuerttemberg (BSZ); the cooperation with the BSZ insures current standards of long-term archiving and makes the lasting availability of resources possible.
In this way, not only is the conventional collection and cataloguing of literary sources in Marbach systematically augmented, but new digital media that reflect contemporary literary life are also accounted for.
We welcome recommendations from authors regarding literary journals, weblogs and web literature that suit our range of collections. The German Literature Archive admits web-based literary works to its cataloguing and archiving program, provided content-related and technical prerequisites are met.