Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe / Zentralblatt MATH (FIZ)

Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe / Zentralblatt MATH (FIZ) Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, shortly FIZ Karlsruhe, is an international scientific service institution, dedicated to providing information services and solutions for both information management and knowledge transfer in science and industry.  Its activities focus on the development of e-science solutions and the provision of a worldwide unique collection of databases through its online service STN International (The Scientific & Technical Information Network). For almost three decades, FIZ Karlsruhe has been offering its high-quality, value-added information services to scientists from all over the world involved in academic and industrial R&D, as well as to decision makers in business and administration.

The department mathematics and computer science of FIZ Karlruhe produces and provides various databases in mathematics and computer science.  Zentralblatt MATH is also responsible for essential parts of the portal of the European Mathematical Society, among which ELibM, the largest freely accessible archive of mathematical journals. The database Zentralblatt MATH (ZMATH) contains more than 2.7 million entries drawn from about 3,500 journals and 1,100 serials from 1868 to present. It is the longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in mathematics covering the entire spectrum of mathematics inclusive applications and computer science, mechanics, physics.  

Bibliographic databases are the native entry point to search and find mathematical publications. It is a permanent task to improve the quality, the functionalities and information retrieval of our database.  


The department of mathematics and computer science of FIZ Karlsruhe has successfully coordinated the EU projects EULER (1998-2002) and the LIMES (2000-2004).      

Prof. Dr. Bernd Wegner: Chief editor of Zentralblatt since more than 30 year and emeritus of the Technical  University of Berlin. He is actively engaged in the conceptual and organisational development of electronic  information and communication in mathematics since many years. He steered several activities and projects in  electronic information and communication in the European Union and Germany.     

Michael Jost: Long experience in the scientific information systems area,  member of the scientific staff at  FIZ Karlsruhe,  coordinator for development and projects of Zentralblatt MATH, manager of the European Mathematical Information System (EMIS portal site), manager of the EULER project.  

Dr. Wolfram Sperber: has worked in several information and communication projects of the mathematical  community, project coordinator of Math-Net project and Math&Industry project, coordinating some  community-based initiatives in information and communication, e.g. the special interest group information  and communication of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung and  the Information&Communication Initiative of learned societies in Germany.  

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