How can I obtain access?
Only Higher Education or other academic and public institutions which have subscribed to OLMS ONLINE are able to access all areas of the archive.
You can find out which institutions allow access to the archive by consulting our List of Subscribers. For further information please consult your institution's contact person.
If your institution is not listed, please inform the appropriate contact person of what we have to offer. We would be very happy to supply you with an information pack. We are also very grateful for details of who would be the appropriate person to contact at your institution. Please use our contact email.
Which institutions can obtain access?
Libraries and other academic and public institutions can access the OLMS ONLINE archive when you have successfully registered on the website. These institutions can then make our service available to colleagues, students, customers and others.
How much does it cost?
OLMS ONLINE has a banded price structure, which depends on the type and size of the institution. The price structure can be accessed here.
Where do I find out if my institution already subscribes to OLMS ONLINE?
A list of our subscribers can be consulted here.
If your institution is not listed, please inform the appropriate contact person of what we have to offer. We would be very happy to supply you with an information pack. Please use our contact email.
What do I do if a page is missing or is of poor quality?
OLMS ONLINE and the GDZ (Göttingen Digitization Centre) make use of the most modern scanning processes combined with optimisation software and manual quality assurance in order to achieve the very highest standards.
If a page should nevertheless be missing or of poor quality, please inform us by using our contact email.
The quality of the Book Fair catalogues reflects that of the originals. We are constantly trying to improve them.
Why does the zoom factor sometimes change?
Can I also get single volumes and chapters in PDF format?
OLMS ONLINE makes each volume and chapter available in PDF format. You will find the download function in the upper navigation bar when viewing the texts.
Does OLMS ONLINE deliver articles by post or by email?
OLMS ONLINE does not provide a document delivery service.
How can I cite the text? Or: What is DOI?
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) allows for the unambiguous and stable identification of digital objects. Thus the digital text can be reliably cited as a link even without the URL or other data. A digital copy for libraries is therefore unnecessary.
The DOI can be found in the bibliographical data and on the contents page.
International DOI Foundation
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
What are the technical requirements? Or: What is an IP address?
Access is obtained by IP authentication. Your institution must have a fixed range of IP addresses so that we can identify it.
Each computer connected to the internet must have a unique identifier so that data can be sent to it. For this reason it is assigned an address consisting of four sets of numbers between 0 and 255. These four sets of numbers are normally separated with full stops. For example 192.168.1.32 would be a valid IP address.
Computers which are permanently connected to the internet (for example over a dedicated line) are given a fixed address; computers which connect only transiently (e.g. over a modem) are assigned an address dynamically. For example T-online or AOL users get a new IP address each time they connect to the internet, which remains fixed only for that session. Each internet provider has a certain number (a pool) of addresses for this purpose. Larger institutions usually have several fixed IP addresses (an IP range).
If you do not have a fixed IP address, please register with a user name and password.