German National Library
Journal Database

A unified system architecture for the site frontend improves the user experience of the largest library catalogue for journals and newspapers.

The new search through the Zeitschriftendatenbank - Germanys journal database - is fun, and goes beyond the usual suspects for publications. Unified system architecture for the site frontend improves the experience for users of the largest library catalogue for journals and newspapers.

"The frontend developed in conjunction with ]init[ offers users many improved search and navigation options. The ZDB catalog now meets the requirements for barrier-free access to BITV."

Hans-Jörg Lieder

Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage

In addition to this, our usability and UX experts redesigned the user interface to make it more user-friendly and ergonomic. The result: a modern take on accessing 1.8 million titles from the 1500s to today, from more than 4,000 libraries across Germany and Austria.

The platform is operated by the Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and the German National Library.

Project Insights
  • Technical modernization of the system architecture simplifies the operation and expands access on a European stage
  • Improved user experience through the attractive, intelligent, accessible and mobile-friendly frontend
  • More efficient development cycle and optimized operation through consolidation of the system infrastructure, on a unified software framework
  • Contextual search mapping and charting functions and a flexible search interface, meeting the needs of both occasional and regular users
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