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System architecture for the journal database

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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.

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.

Screenshot www.www.zeitschriftendatenbank.de

Client Advantages

  • 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.
“The frontend we developed with ]init[ offers users many improved search and navigation options. The ZDB catalogue now also meets requirements for BITV accessibility.”
Hans-Jörg Lieder
Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation