Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek: Presentation of the first full version

Since the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek has gone to the Internet with its beta version in late 2012, a lot has happened: millions of new contents – books, archival documents, paintings, sculptures, films, sheet music and sound recordings – have been added. We have thus come a good deal closer to our goal, which is to crosslink, as a central access portal, the German national cultural and scientific facilities and their digital products.

At a public information event, we would like to inform on the progress made, and also on the project's challenges, and to provide an outlook for further development. At the same time, this event is meant to be a forum to allow all of us to exchange information and to network with project managers, supporters and companions of this monumental project.


Presentation of the first full version of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
31. March 2014, start 10:30 a.m

Address of welcome
Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger
President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and Executive Board Spokesman of Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek

Key Note
Prof. Monika Grütters MdB
State Minister for Culture and the Media

Key Note
Brunhild Kurth
Vice-President of the Kultusministerkonferenz and the Saxon State Minister for Culture

Jill Cousins
Executive Director, Europeana Foundation

Contents, functionalities and services
Frank Frischmuth
Managing Director of the Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
Dr. Uwe Müller
Head of Project Coordination Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Matthias Razum
Department Manager e-Science, Project Manager for the DDB at FIZ Karlsruhe

Workstations (start 11:45 a.m.)
Background discussions and presentation of departments