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TU Wien Bibliothek has been supporting the work of TU Wien researchers, lecturers and students as a research library since 1815, the year both TU Wien and TU Wien Bibliothek were founded. With media holdings of more than 1.5 million items (books, journals, theses and other printed and electronic media), we are the largest library in Austria for scientific and technical literature and specialist information. Our collection includes materials of historical value, including the library of the Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects (Österreichischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein, ÖIAV).
Networking nationally and internationally is central to TU Wien Bibliothek's role. CESEAR, e-IRG, COAR, LIBER and KEMÖ are some of the organisations within which we are working to contribute to the advancement of research and of academic library services. TU Wien Bibliothek is responsible for DOI-Services Austria, opens in new window and manages ORCID Austria, opens an external URL in a new window in cooperation with Vienna University. In addition, we support infrastructures for an open culture of research, such as DOAJ and arXiv.
Seven strategic priorities that define our present and future work are: further development of discovery tools; open science; metadata; lifelong learning; the library as a learning centre; various local, national and international partnerships; and activities in what is known as the "third mission".