The Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV) and the Library Service Centre Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) started the beta-operation of the German National Index on July 7, 2016.
The German National Index includes the holdings of the six library networks in Germany. The data is updated regularly. The technical operation of the underlying Solr cloud application is being taken over by the BSZ.
With the German National Index the nationwide interlibrary loan is fully integrated into the KOBV portal respectively the BSZ-ILL portal. Compared to the previously used method (Metasearch Z39.50) the search is significantly faster, in addition users can filter their search results as usual through facets.
The German National Index is a project of the “AG der Verbundsysteme” and is being developed together by all German networks.