What do bicycles have to do with freedom? Do unicorns actually exist? And why did the Vikings disappear from Greenland? We address these and other questions in our blog. Here we tell stories based on cultural assets in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, introduce our cooperation partners and immerse ourselves in collections from museums, archives and other cultural institutions.
We are the DDB: The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
- The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage) is one of the most important libraries worldwide. It is a centre for the supply of national and international literature. Nearly 12 million volumes alone starting from the year 1661 comprises its accumulated printed inventory. Additionally, another 2.2 million printed works and often unique materials are in the special collections and in addition to this over 12.5 million photos, slides and other photographic material as well as over 5.4 million AV materials, microforms and other material.
Happy 10th anniversary to the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek!
- The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and the launch of its new user-oriented portal. The Europeana Initiative was there to commemorate the occasion. Read on to discover the event, find out about a decade of partnership between the two institutions and explore what’s planned for the years to come.
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek at the 111th BiblioCon2023 in...
- The 111th BiblioCon2023 will take place from 23–26 May 2023 in the Congress Centrum Hannover (HCC) (Hanover Congress Centre)with the motto "Forward into the unknown". The industry meeting, which is both a networking meeting and a training event with numerous workshops, discussions and lectures as well as a large trade exhibition, is organised by Bibliothek und Information Deutschland (BID) (Library and Information Germany) and the Verein Deutscher Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare (Association of German Librarians) (VDB).
What an evening and what a party – thank you!
- Together with more than 200 guests from all over Germany, we celebrated our 10th anniversary on 8 May 2023 and presented the new Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) #RELAUNCHED as a venue for digital cultural heritage to a wide audience. It is the result of the project “User-Oriented Restructuring of the German Digital Library”, which was funded by the Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) as part of the funding program NEUSTART KULTUR.
Relaunch: Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek presents new online...
- At a ceremony at the James-Simon Gallery in Berlin with Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, Claudia Roth, the President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), Hermann Parzinger, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB), Elke Harjes-Ecker, the DDB celebrated its tenth anniversary and presented its redesigned online portal.
German Digital Library ceremony #relaunched
- After ten years of continuous growth and development, we will launch the new Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek in the spring of 2023 and present it to a wide audience as a place for the transmission of digital cultural heritage. On 08 May 2023, the results of the project "Nutzerorientierte Neustrukturierung der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek“, which was funded by the Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) as part of the funding program NEUSTART KULTUR, will be presented in the James-Simon-Galerie in Berlin.
We are the DDB: Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe
- Die Badische Landesbibliothek ist als eine der beiden Landesbibliotheken eine zentrale Einrichtung der baden-württembergischen Informationsinfrastruktur. Ihren Ursprung hat die Badische Landesbibliothek in der adeligen Büchersammlung der Markgrafen von Baden. Die seit über 250 Jahren der Öffentlichkeit zugängliche Hofbibliothek ging nach dem Ende der Monarchie in den Besitz des Landes über.
Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek #relaunched: An interview with...
- It has been three years since our interview with the then new management of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek – Dr Julia Spohr in Berlin and Gerke Dunkhase in Frankfurt am Main. At that time, the two were in the middle of their early days and were immediately confronted with the changed working conditions in the Corona pandemic. A lot has happened since then...
Culture and education digital. The German Digital Library...
- Starting May 2023, there will be even more cultural treasures to be found on the online portal of the German Digital Library. The German Digital Library unites more than 45 million cultural objects from around 780 cultural and knowledge institutions that present their digital holdings.
We are the DDB: The Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel
- Das Landeskirchliche Archiv Kassel ist das zentrale Archiv der Evangelischen Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck. Die Landeskirche ist mit rund 750.000 Gemeindegliedern eine der mittelgroßen Landeskirchen Deutschlands. 1934 vereinigten sich die Landeskirche Hessen-Kassel und die Landeskirche von Waldeck und Pyrmont.