Zeno.org [ ˈtsenodɔt ˈɔʀg ] is by its own account the largest German-speaking full - text library . It was founded in 2007 by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (a sister company of Directmedia Publishing ).
The jointly searchable content is based on the CDs and DVDs of the Digital Library series , images from the “Yorck Project” and the German-language Wikipedia . The text versions of Zeno.org are provided with sources , page numbers of the template and a permalink ; in individual cases, scans of the template are also available. Zeno-XML, a format based on XML , is used to describe texts .
The information portal was launched on September 30, 2007. As the operators' financial expectations were not met, the project was offered for sale on November 10, 2008. After Directmedia Publishing and Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH were sold at the end of 2008, Zeno.org was initially operated by Editura Gesellschaft für Verlagsdienstleistungen mbH and later transferred to Contumax GmbH & Co. KG. Both companies are based in Berlin.
On December 2, 2009 it was announced that the TextGrid research association had acquired the texts from the Zeno.org online library. In the meantime, the texts are available there for online reading and downloading under a Creative Commons license, free of any advertisements.
- Official website of Zeno.org
- Ruben Donsbach: Alexandria on the Net . In: Zeit Online , October 1, 2007
- Agon S. Buchholz: The digital library is serious about Open Access . In: kefk.org, July 12, 2007
- Jürgen Rink: Zeno.org full-text library starts with free reading material . In: Heise online , September 30, 2007
- Official homepage
- Article "Zeno.org for sale" ( Memento from December 1, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) by Ralf Szymanski in the zeno.org blog, November 10, 2008
- Bernd Ebeling: TextGrid research association acquires humanities text collection. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, press release from December 2, 2009 at the Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw-online.de), accessed on December 23, 2014.
- TextGrid - Digital Library