About RVK

The Regensburger Verbundklassifikation (RVK) is a classification scheme for academic libraries.

In the 1960s  the University of Regensburg Library developed the RVK as an in-house classification scheme for its own extensive holdings on the open shelves.

Since then the RVK evolved step by step into a classification which is currently developed cooperatively by a network of 130 academic libraries and institutions in Germany,

Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

The University of Regensburg Library maintains the RVK as a tool for the organization of knowledge with regard to its technical and organisational requirements.

The Regensburg Classification Network is now the largest classification network in the German-speaking world, maintained from the beginning by the University Library of Regensburg.

The RVK consists of 34 subject classifications. The user community cooperates in the development of the RVK.

In the RVK Portal, users will find all information on the RVK. An update of the RVK database takes place quarterly. Through publications in the RVK Portal, through quarterly newsletters

and annual user meetings, the users are informed about all innovations and developments.

For more information please contact us.