The „Central Repository for Open Educational Resources“ (ZOERR) has been set up by Tübingen University Library since the beginning of 2017 as part of the „Hochschulnetzwerk Digitalisierung in der Lehre Baden-Württemberg“ (HND-BW). It is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science and the Arts. It is being implemented in cooperation with partners from Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences, the University of Freiburg, the University of Stuttgart and the University of Ulm. The project is managed by the University Library of Tübingen, which is itself part of the University’s Information, Communication and Media Centre (IKM). The service has been in regular operation since December 2018.

The repository is permanently available to all universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and their partners. Furthermore, all higher education institutions in Germany are invited to participate and use the repository. The ZOERR offers a central place for publication, exchange and coordinated processing of open teaching and learning materials. ZOERR aims to address the lack of public learning object repositories (LOR) available at universities in (southern) Germany. It should be possible for all subject areas and across university boundaries to share teaching and learning materials with each other. Cooperation and synergies are to be promoted and we offer academics the opportunity to showcase their teaching expertise – help make ZOERR a showcase for university teaching!
The sustainable operation of the repository is ensured as part of the publication services of Tübingen University Library. As a classic provider of scientific information, the library is using its many years of experience as an e-learning service provider to develop the OER repository as a service designed to last in cooperation with committed universities in the state.


Peter Rempis
Head of the ZOERR
Phone: +49 7071 29-73450