The Goettingen State and University Library (UGOE) is one of the largest scientific university libraries and leading institutions in the development of digital library services in Germany. In close cooperation with national and international partners it provides infrastructure for research and education. Part of the library’s developments in this area are virtual workspaces for scientists and repository infrastructure (DRIVER, Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision For European Research). With TextGrid the UGOE is actively involved in building the national GRID-Infrastructure in the area of the humanities. As a cultural heritage institution which intends to ensure long-term access over time UGOE is engaged in national projects such as nestor (Network of Expertise in Long-Term Storage of Digital Resources), kopal (Co-operative Development of a Long-Term Digital Information Archive) and in different international standardisation activities like PREMIS, METS, TEI or DC. Another important topic of its digital library developments is digitisation, represented by one of two national digitisation centres (GDZ).