For the 7th time the Library Congress is taking place in Leipzig, this year from 18th – 21st March 2019, and will be welcoming The Netherlands as the featured country, whose innovative library system should provide important impulses in content terms at the event, among other things.

2018 was a very eventful year for the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, in which we were able to achieve some special things – not least thanks to you!

On December 1st, the winners of the Cultural Hackathon “Coding Da Vinci Rhein-Main” ("Coding Da Vinci Rhine-Main") were determined in Mainz. With a festive award ceremony in the Landesmuseum Mainz, the first Coding Da Vinci Rhein-Main was completed after five weeks.

In November 2008 it went online for the first time – the European digital library “Europeana”, launched by six European Heads of State and Government and the President of the Commission at that time.

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) (German Digital Library) brings together objects from cultural and knowledge institutions, links them with one another and makes them accessible in a uniform way – with a comprehensive research and verification system, among other things.

These two conference days on 25 and 26 October 2018 are all about the commonalities, but also about the challenges and problems that the digitisation of the cultural heritage of an entire continent entails.

The upcoming Culture Hackathon in Mainz will focus on the Rhein-Main-Region (Rhine-Main area) with the college and university cities of Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt/Main, Gießen, Mainz, Offenbach, Wiesbaden and Worms.

For the 8th time now the international conference "Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage" will be held this year. Fitting to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Sharing Heritage will be about how Europe's common cultural heritage can be preserved across national borders and made accessible.

Welcome to the pages of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library)! Just to create some initial confusion: no, we're not a "real" library. But what are we then?

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) has put into operation a completely renewed system architecture on the basis of sustainable technologies and thus has thoroughly modernised its technical basis.