The Ministry of Culture and Science is providing funding for e-book licences until 2023. With the help of the initiative, students and universities in NRW are to be given state-wide access to a broad spectrum of e-books in terms of content, thus supporting digital teaching.
The university library also benefits from the initiative, so that various e-book packages can gradually be added to the KatalogPlus.
Currently, almost 99,000 e-books from the de Gruyter publishing group and almost 22,500 titles from other publishers have been added to the KatalogPlus and can now be used in the university network.
More information on the E-Books.NRW initiative is available here (in German): https://www.land.nrw/de/pressemitteilung/hochschulbibliotheken-landesregierung-stellt-40-millionen-euro-fuer-e-book-lizenzen