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The Library Portal ("Bibliotheksportal") as the cooperative information service offered by the Network of Excellence for Libraries (knb) answers all these questions and provides a wide range of additional information. The portal informs about library offers and services and supports their work with the latest expert information.
Together with general data and facts about the library sector, the library portal presents reflections and debates on the future role of libraries and examples of best practice, showcasing successful pioneering projects.
Access to the portal is structured thematically, providing you with in-depth information about a wide range of subjects, including
The subject areas are constantly widened and updated and – in addition to introductory texts – also include useful collections of links and practical examples applicable to library work.
Dates and news inform about interesting events and current developments. The portal’s Twitter account shares daily news with its followers.
A search function on the pages of the Library Portal and other, thematically relevant websites are also included in the service package.
The Library Portal is the result of a cooperation between different institutions and individuals:
The Library Portal is a service offered by the German Library Association (dbv) within the framework of the Network of Excellence for Libraries (knb). It is funded by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the “Länder” in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was initially realised as a module of the project “Science Portal b2i”, initiated by the German Research Foundation. A network of dedicated library specialists works on the contents, ensuring professional expertise and up-to-date information.