The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) was able to successfully expand the field of third-party funded acquisitions in recent years. In cooperation with numerous partners the SLUB is working in the fields of digitization as well as infrastructure and software development.
Considering hard- and software technology and conceptional development the SLUB is one of the leading libraries in Germany in the field of retro-digitization. It is a member of the competence network "German Digital Library", co-ordination partner for the Saxon contributions to "Europeana", the Digital Library of the European Union, and led the development of the so-called "DFG-Viewer", a Web service for the uniform presentation of digital material from different Repositories.