The Swiss National Library (NL) collects digital publications from Swiss publishers. In collaboration with publishers and distributors, the NL is gradually building up a collection of e-books and e-journals.
The long-term archive contains, for example, the digital publications from the publishers Karger, Weblaw, vdf, MDPI and Schulthess, and also the digital publications whose distribution is carried out by mbassador.
Recommendations for the delivery of digital publications and templates for the delivery of metadata are available to publishers.
MODS metadata model
MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema) is a metadata standard developed by the Library of Congress. MODS is based on an XML schema designed to describe bibliographic data. The MODS models can be used as templates to deliver the metadata accompanying digital publications to the NL.
Self-publishing and small publishers
The Swiss National Library also collects self-published e-books as well as those produced by small publishers. Authors and publishers may deposit their digital books via the e-Helvetica Deposit platform. This platform is designed for publishers who want to deposit only a small number of books per year. The NL then registers the works in its catalogue and ensures their long-term preservation.
Register an e-book
Last modification 02.08.2022