TIBgefragt – we advise you!

We offer you a personal consultation on your individual topic. Our experts in the library will answer your questions in detail and free of charge in approx. 30-minute sessions. Make an uncomplicated appointment and come by.

Important notice: Due to the current situation, personal consultations on site are unfortunately not possible at the moment. We will be happy to advise you virtually or by telephone. If you have individual questions, please contact our experts by email or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Preservation as a service

Not every institution can or wants to deal with the task of the digital preservation. In addition to the costs of such a task, it is a great challenge to build up and maintain the necessary know-how.

For this reason, the TIB has developed a service and offers the digital preservation as a "Preservation-as-a-Service" across institutions and disciplines: Customers do not work independently in the system. The TIB coordinates all steps with the customers, advises them on questions of content preparation and structuring, carries out all necessary checking routines and archives the content transferred to them. Regular reporting provides information on the status of the processes and the status of the data. After the successful ingest, the TIB takes over the so-called Preservation Management, which means a comprehensive Technology Watch and Community Watch. If technological changes are detected in the environment that have an impact on the archived data, the TIB informs its customers and makes recommendations on how to handle the files. Maintenance measures are then jointly defined, which are then carried out either by the TIB or, if necessary, by the customer outside the system.


Further services of the TIB
Detailed information on digital preservation at the TIB can be found in the TIB Preservation Policy and our wiki page.

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Porträt von Thomas Bähr

Thomas Bähr

Thomas Bähr studied Organizational Sciences (M.A.) at the University of Hildesheim. He worked for 15 years at Bertelsmann and Springer-Verlag, where he dealt with the transition from analogue to digital data production. His focus was on the development of solutions for media-neutral data management and the implementation of the associated change processes in the affected organizational structures.

He is currently working at the TIB as head of the department of preservation and long-term archiving. His work focuses on the development of Preservation-as-a-Service models for long-term archiving at the TIB. He is also involved in the Open Preservation Foundation and the nestor competence network.


Further dates on request
Email: thomas.baertibeu
Phone: 0511 762-17281

TIBgefragt – this is how it works

  1. Select your topic from the overview.
  2. Choose a date and make a binding registration. Please enter more detailed information on your question here so that we can prepare ourselves optimally for the appointment.
  3. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and the appointment is booked for you.

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