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Our services

Below you will find the contact persons for the research and publication services at the University and City Library of Cologne. Get in touch with us!

Researching historical sources

Scientists and young researchers can use our historical collections for their work. We make our collections accessible and make them available in digital form. This enables you to work comfortably with historical sources. In addition, we offer a high degree of personal support.

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Your contact person

Do you need scans or printouts of files/digitised material?
Our digitisation service will take your orders.

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You can reach the team of the digitisation service at

DOI assignment for research data & more

Make your digital research data clearly identifiable and permanently retrievable.

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Research Data Management

The team at the Cologne Competence Center for Research Data Management (C3RDM) at the University of Cologne offers you comprehensive support and advice on research data management in all phases of your research project.

Your contact person at the Cologne Competence Center

  • Jens Dierkes

    Dr. Jens Dierkes Forschungs- und Publikationsunterstützung

    Contact via E-Mail

We offer you as a member of the University of Cologne the possibility to publish your scientific publication in the sense of Open Access.

To the KUPS homepage >>

For your questions and further information, please contact our team Electronic theses

Philportal: Das Portal des Fachinformationsdienstes (FID) Philosophie

Das Portal des Fachinformationsdienstes (FID) Philosophie: Lesen Sie mehr >>

Ihr Ansprechpartner

  • Eric Eggert

    Eric Eggert Forschungs- und Publikationsunterstützung

    Contact via E-Mail

Publishing Open Access

We offer you assistance in how and where you can publish online.

Learn more about this in our overview for authors >>

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Digitise or host collections

We offer highly specialized services for your collection, e.g. the collection of your institute. For this, we host and present it via our website on our own collection portal, which is linked to the large USB portal and is searchable. With the various search options, we can also implement information texts, images and further links and enrich the individual catalogue or collection data with digitised material. We are happy to meet your wishes for the individual design of the homepage and the information pages. The acquisition of metadata is jointly developed and supervised by Division 4 "Historical holdings and collections, preservation and digitisation".

You have a special collection? Then please contact us >>

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SocioHub: The portal for the Specialised Information Service Sociology

The portal of the Specialised Information Service Sociology: Read more >>

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USB Journals: Publishing an Open Access journal

You want to start an Open Access journal or publish an Open Access monograph? Get in touch with us - we will help you!

Learn more about this service (German) >>

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