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July 1, 2019

OCLC OCLC’s Syndeo provides foundation for K10plus, the new collaborative database created by BSZ and GBV. The Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg (BSZ) and Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG) have announced the launch of a new joint initiative, K10plus. The new collaboration will result in the largest catalog for scientific libraries in Germany and is developed using OCLC’s Syndeo, a suite of services that facilitates national and regional library collaboration. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2017

Ex Libris L'Area Comune dei Dati Bibliografici tedesca entra in produzione con l'Università di Mannheim come primo membro istituzionale. Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che l’Università di Mannheim, membro del consorzio Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), è la prima università tedesca connessa all'Area Comune dei Dati Bibliografici (CBDZ). La CBDZ nasce da una collaborazione tra BSZ e due altri importanti consorzi tedeschi—Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG) e Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz). Il servizio di gestione delle risorse Ex Libris Alma® e, in particolare, le funzionalità avanzate della Network Zone di Alma, fungono da infrastruttura tecnologica per la CBDZ. [Full Announcement].

March 14, 2017

Ex Libris Germany’s Common Bibliographic Data Zone goes live with University of Mannheim as the first member institution. Ex Libris announced that the University of Mannheim, a member of the Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) consortium, has become the first university in Germany to be connected to the Common Bibliographic Data Zone (CBDZ). The CBDZ is a collaboration between BSZ and two other major German consortia—Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG) and Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz). The Ex Libris Alma resource management service, and particularly the advanced Alma Network Zone capabilities, serves as the CBDZ’s technology infrastructure. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2015

Ex Libris Drei große deutsche Verbünde und Ex Libris arbeiten gemeinsam an einer auf Alma basierenden Common Bibliographic Data Zone. Die Ex Libris, ein global führender Anbieter von Automatisierungslösungen für Bibliotheken, gibt bekannt, dass sich die Bibliotheks, -Daten und Supportdienstleister Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG) und Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) hinsichtlich der technologischen Infrastruktur ihrer neuen Common Bibliographic Data Zone (CBDZ) für den Ressourcenmanagementservice Alma® entschieden haben. Die CBDZ wird auf den fortschrittlichen Funktionen der Alma Network Zone basieren. [Full Announcement].

June 3, 2015

Ex Libris Three major German consortia and Ex Libris join forces for an Alma-based common bibliographic data zone. Ex Libris announced that the Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ), the Verbundzentrale des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbunds (VZG), and the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) consortia have selected the Alma resource management service as the technology infrastructure for their new Common Bibliographic Data Zone, which will be based on the advanced Alma Network Zone capabilities. [Full Announcement].

July 3, 2014

Ex Libris The Library Service Center for Baden-Wuerttemberg (BSZ) in Germany joins the Alma Early Adopter Program. Ex Libris announced that the Library Service Center for Baden-Württemberg in Germany has decided to participate in the Ex Libris Alma Early Adopter Program for libraries in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The BSZ will actively support the launch of the next-generation library system of the members of the Southwest German Library Network (SWB) consortia who have already chosen Alma. Additionally, together with Ex Libris, the BSZ will develop central services based on the Alma Network Zone for consortium members. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2006

OCLC CBS well received at BSZ. The OCLC PICA central library system CBS became fully operational within 1,200 libraries in the German states Baden-Württemberg, Saarland and Sachsen on 19 December 2005. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2004

OCLC BSZ implements OCLC PICA's Central Library System (CBS). OCLC PICA announced that the Online Public Access Catalogue in the Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) in Konstanz has become operational. The new BSZ OPAC can also be searched via the virtual catalogue Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK), where it has replaced the access to the former OPAC of the Südwestdeutschen Bibliotheksverbund (SWB). By this, the first part of the implementation of a Central Library System in Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden- Württemberg (BSZ) is completed successfully. [Full Announcement].