The IISH Data and Collections Department ensures the sustainable accessibility of information relating to long-term developments around social and economic inequality worldwide. Our emphasis within this field is on work, labour relations, social and emancipatory movements and economic history. We do this by creating, collecting, managing and/or making this information available to everyone and sharing knowledge on this topic.
Our main focus is to preserve information sustainably and make it accessible to various groups of users. This information can be found in various carriers (books, photos, audio, video, objects) and functions (archives, journals and datasets) that we include in the collection. From a position of social commitment, we also aim to make our knowledge, skills and resources in this field available to others.