EMANI - Project details (Electronic Mathematical Archiving Network Initiative)


A co-operational system of reference libraries and content providers like publishers and editors has been set up to serve for the following purposes:

  • To store the digital content in mathematics from the content providers at the reference libraries,
  • To retrodigitise printed publications in mathematics from the content providers at the reference libraries,
  • To care about the long-term preservation of this content in readable form,
  • To improve the usability of the retrodigitised publications by introducing advanced linking and searching facilities,
  • To provide convenient and affordable access to the stored content for mathematicians and professionals using mathematics world-wide,
  • To serve as a reference system for other libraries which want to store and provide part of the content or refresh their existing offers by updated material,
  • To develop new business models for a distribution of mathematical publications in a combined enterprise between reference libraries and content providers.

EMANI combines the expertise of the partner libraries and of members of the Mathematical Community and applies it to the task of managing growing digital backfiles and digital publications in mathematics. The result will be an archiving and online dissemination system for math materials that is responsive to needs of academic libraries and the scholarly communities they serve. The development of this system is an ongoing project of the EMANI partners.

As of January 2003 over 300.000 pages of mathematical publications, available until then only in print, will be accessible in digital form through the EMANI project. By involving librarians and scholars in the long-range strategic planning for its electronic publishing processes Springer is taking a pioneering role. In the future, EMANI may expand to include related scientific disciplines and to cooperate with more publishers.



SUB Göttingen departments / units involved in the project

Former project staff of the SUB Göttingen

Hans Jürgen Becker, Markus Enders, Dr. Thomas Fischer, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lossau, Dr. Heike Neuroth, Dr. Andrea Rapp