The Göttingen State and University Library (UGOE) is one of the largest libraries in Germany and a leader in the development of digital libraries. It plays a key role in leading the Networking Activities in the EC-funded DRIVER project, building the digital repository infrastructure for Europe. UGOE is one of the leading open access institutions and hosts open access initiatives in measuring usage statistics, reference linking, citation analysis etc. UGOE also hosts the secretariat of DINI (German Initiative for Networked Information). It has collaborated with the other group members to develop the DINI guidelines, "Certificate Document and Publication Repositories" and "Electronic Publishing in Higher Education". Moreover, UGOE coordinates the development of open-access.net, a national information platform on Open Access (all information also available in English) and reaches out to expand over the German-speaking regions.
The role of UGOE in OpenAIRE would be strategic coordinator of Networking Activities, facilitating communication between partners in the project, leading the development of the European Helpdesk System, and contributing to the liaison with other related initiatives.
- Norbert Lossau
- Birgit Schmidt