ZBW EconStor Repository Reaches 100,000 Full-texts in Scholarly Economics and Business Literature

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The German National Library of Economics EconStor repository – which harvests more than 90% of all German economics and business working papers and OA journal articles – reached a total of 100,000 full-text documents in October.  Content is included in the EconBiz portal, which provides access to approximately one million full-text items and eight million bibliographical records in German, English and other languages. ZBW added French and Spanish interface options to the portal in September. Full details.

ZBW also maintains a beta section on the EconBiz site, where new features are being tested. Current projects include an OA-only filter; and a ‘bookmark widget’ which allows the generation of lists of publications from EconBiz and their insertion in external websites (eg. for course-lists). In partnership with the University of Passau, ZBW has developed a prototype visual search interface for economics and business literature, permitting users to map economic key-terms in a dynamic graphic layout.

The 2015 bilingual Standard Thesaurus Wirtschaft (STW, edition 9.0) was released in September 2015. The thesaurus provides translations of common terms, synonyms, broad-category terms, sub-categories and related terms.