RuZ – Recht und Zugang


RuZ – Recht und Zugang addresses all legal issues related to accessing digital collections, whether these may be libraries, museums or archives. The topics are almost unlimited and range from copyright to data protection law to labour law. Practical relevance is crucial : What requirements must be met in order to make digital content publicly accessible? What needs to be considered when collections want to digitize their holdings? Who is responsible for ensuring that the legal requirements are met? After all, it’s about communication, because the most beautiful and important collections remain useless, if no one looks at them and nobody talks about them.

Recht und Zugang not only aspires to look at collections in their entirety – from the municipal art library to the world-famous museum, but also to set the scene in which collections acquire their contents and process them in such a way that they are perceived and used. Recht und Zugang aims at the institutions themselves, ie at museums, archives and libraries, but also informs advisors who support collections in fulfilling their tasks. The journal’s aim is also reflected in the editorial board, which consists of experts who work in and for collections and assist those on a daily basis.

Recht und Zugang is currently published with two issues a year and aspires to be as open as possible. The contributions are available in the Nomos eLibrary, published under a CC-BY-SA license.

ISSN Print 2699-1284, ISSN Online 2942-3368. Published semi-annually.


  • Prof. Dr. Katharina de la Durantaye, LL.M. (Yale)
    Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ellen Euler, LL.M.
    Fachhochschule Potsdam, Germany
  • Alexandra Kemmerer, LL.M. Eur.
    Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Klimpel
  • Andreas Nestl
    Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns
  • Stephanie Niederalt
    Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue
    Universität Trier, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Steinhauer
    Universitätsbibliothek der FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

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FernUniversität in Hagen
Universitätsstr. 21
58097 Hagen

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