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FIZ Karlsruhe to start transforming zbMATH information service into an OA platform -

The Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal States are to support FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure in a strategic paradigm shift - zbMATH (Zentralblatt für Mathematik), the world-renowned mathematical information service that up to now has been available for a charge, will be transformed into an open access platform. Its financing has just been decided by the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz - GWK) based on an evaluation by the Leibniz Association. This marks the creation of a unique research tool that will be freely accessible to the mathematical community worldwide from 2021.

As early as 2014, the International Mathematical Union formulated the following vision of a Global Digital Mathematics Library: A coherent and sustainable open platform in which all

mathematics-relevant information and data can be brought together, comprehensively accessed and used free of charge under a uniform interface. zbMATH Open is now to become the nucleus of this new world of mathematics information. In the future, all mathematics-relevant information and information services from a large variety of sources will be included and made accessible at several stages of development - the vision will become reality.

A growing number of mathematical publications are now available in open access, for example through digital libraries such as arXiv uad EuDML. Community platforms like MathOverflow are also playing an increasingly important role in the creation and exchange of scientific information. Recently, zbMATH has started to network with them and thus received additional feedback on the publications on offer.

With an open access platform accessible free of charge, the previous restrictions on the mutual networking of many of these external sources are eliminated. This means that considerably more content is available for collaborative work in mathematics and related fields, for further research and for new research questions.

zbMATH is an information service for mathematicians in research and teaching, with networked information on mathematical topics, authors, publications, references and software. It provides detailed information on mathematical publications dating back to 1868 and provides access to more than 3.7 million bibliographic references from the world's literature and mathematical software. A unique selling point is the mathematical formula search. Author profiles offer collected information on authors and their networks as well as on journals. Users of zbMATH can thus identify research trends and evaluate mathematical research. Summarized and evaluated by an international network of more than 7,000 scientists, the articles assure a scientific quality that becomes transparent to the public.

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