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Miscellaneous  |  10/24/2018

“Libraries are our labs”

On this year’s Library Day, Peter Weber, Head of Library at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Tax Law and Public Finance, explains why the printed word will never become obsolete - especially in the age of e-paper, MetaGer and open access. What makes this library exceptional?

Peter Weber leitet die Bibliothek für das Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb sowie Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen
Peter Weber, Head of Library (Credit: Axel Griesch).

With more than 288,000 printed books and over 10,000 e-books the library at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance is one of the world’s leading specialist libraries.


In an interview Peter Weber explains what a modern library in the age of e-paper, open access and MetaGer should be like - now and in the future.


Library Day is celebrated in Germany on October 24th. You can find more information and posts at #meandmylibrary and #TagderBibliotheken.