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. 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.
The current technical archiving of digital documents in the online archive of the Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (Library Service Centre Baden-Wuerttemberg, BSZ) must be suspended temporarily from 30 September 2018. The BSZ has ceased development of their archiving software and will terminate the service at the end of 2018. The resources that have already been archived according to current standards are stored at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT). However, the software SWBcontent is required to access these resources online. Once the web platform has been disabled, the resources will be unavailable until the DLA has found a new medium-term solution.
We nonetheless 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.
Literatur im Netz
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