ZOERR has been in operation since November 2017 as an online publication service for Open Educational Resources (OER). It has also taken on other tasks related to OER: Promotion, consulting, training and networking. On behalf of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg, the ZOERR sees itself as a central service provider and contact in matters of university OER.
ZOERR is operated by the Tübingen University Library on behalf of the universities. Of the 49 state universities, 39 are now registered for use at ZOERR (as of 31.12.2022).

The ZOERR also represents the state’s higher education institutions externally on behalf of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg in matters of OER.

ZOERR is part of the publication services of the University Library of Tübingen and will be continued permanently after the end of the funding.

ZOERR is currently (as of 31.12.2022) in the fourth MWK funding phase “bwZOERR”. In the next three years, these goals will be pursued as a priority:

  • Active role of the ZOERR in OER production: Promotion of OER-production at the universitys through further qualification of the local OER supervisors organised in the OER Community BW at the ZOERR.
  • Curating external OER resources for use at Baden-Württemberg’s higher education institutions. Possibly linked to the free licensing of commercial learning materials.
  • Ensuring and further developing the technical operation, the editorial operation, the advisory services.
    Continuous cooperation and stronger networking of the ZOERR with OER institutions in Germany and Europe. The KNOER plays a central role here. ZOERR’s involvement in other groups such as OER-Repo AG, see or the AG OER-Qualität will be continued and expanded.

Peter Rempis
Head of
Tel: +49 7071 29 73 45 0