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About Fokus

Fokus, HARRASSOWITZ's online system for managing subscriptions and standing orders allows customers to stay fully informed and up-to-date on all matters pertaining to their subscriptions through HARRASSOWITZ.

Free of charge to HARRASSOWITZ customers and continually updated and enhanced in response to our customers’ needs Fokus includes the following features:


  • Quickly access orders and claims through an intuitive interface designed to deliver an efficient procurement experience
  • Access bibliographic information, including subject classification, prices, dispatch information, media, e-resource related information, and availability
  • Review components of memberships and packages
  • Enter, update, and cancel orders
  • Claim electronic access and print issues
  • View and export extended license information
  • Analyze and export comparison of package content (overlap and transfers in and out of packages)
  • Manage library contacts
  • Manage e-resource-related data via the E-Resource Profile
  • Request and schedule management reports
  • Manage Institutional Profiles, including Invoicing and Shipping Addresses, Pricing Profile, and Invoicing Profile
  • Access financial information including PDFs of invoices and credits
  • Review library notifications
  • Renew subscriptions online through Fokus Online Renewal Management
  • Customizable display; password protection; a variety of user permissions; online user guide and video tutorials.
  • Comprehensive range of search parameters including: title, ISSN, vendor title number, invoice number, key word, title begins with, publisher, frequency, publication type, medium, publication status, year publication started, country of publication, language, LC subject, LC class, fund, purchase order number, HARRASSOWITZ subscription ID (SNA), publisher subscription ID (SNP), and others.

Need Help?

  • Any questions can be sent to service@harrassowitz.de or submitted via the feedback form inside Fokus.
  • Depending on your query, our Central Services Team or specialists of the Subscription Department will make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Online video tutorials are available in Fokus, and additional training is provided by our Sales Teams.
  • Technical problems will be taken care of immediately by our IT Development colleagues.
  • To set up your Fokus account, please complete the request form.



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