As the central scientific library of the Republic of Austria, the Austrian National Library looks back on a history rich in tradition dating back to the 14th century. Due to its unique collections, it is one of the most renowned libraries worldwide. One of its main tasks is the collection and archiving of publications published in Austria, including the Austrian web space. Through comprehensive digitisation of its collections and the wide range of digital services it offers, it contributes to the democratisation of knowledge.
The Austrian National Library sees its users as active contributors. It therefore supports Citizen Science and will participate even more strongly than before in joint projects and project proposals. For this purpose, it will also provide suitable data from its digitised collections. One crowdsourcing initiative, "Austria from the air", has already been successfully completed.