Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB) – German National Library
The Deutsche Nationalibliothek (DNB) is the national library and national bibliographic information centre for the Federal Republic of Germany. It is responsible for the collection, processing and bibliographic indexing of all German and German-language publications issued since 1913.
The DNB has taken serious initiatives to establish long-term preservation policies for the digital collections. Since 1998, online dissertations and theses have been collected, archived, and made available; since 2000, electronic periodicals have been collected; since 2001, it has operated a submission interface for online publications. From 2006 onwards, born-digital publications have been included in the German legal deposit law. The resources are collected, made available and archived in compliance with copyright and data protection regulations. The digital cultural heritage will add contemporary publication forms to the collection.
The DNB is a founding member of the Alliance for Permanent Access and has been involved in several projects directly relevant to APARSEN. It participates in the PARSE.Insight project, in SHAMAN and in KEEP. It was a lead partner in “kopal” (co-operative development of a long-term digital information archive), which developed a durable solution for long-term preservation of digital data; a lead partner in nestor (the network of expertise in long-term storage of digital resources for Germany), which aims to establish a permanent distributed infrastructure for long-term preservation and access of digital resources in Germany.