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ZEFYS, a creative acronym for ‚Newspaper Information System’, has been expanded to serve as the newspaper portal for the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin = SBB). The SBB has the largest and most extensive newspaper collection in Germany. In 1993 the State Library of Berlin established its newspaper department as the first such department in Germany.

The newspaper department is a partner in many projects to digitize and preserve newspaper holdings. Here are some examples: