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.

In a currently pending test case dealing with issues of technological measures to prevent framing, the Court of Appeal passed a ground-breaking judgement in the second instance on 18th June 2018 (case number: 24 U 146/17).

There is great joy about the official decision announced on 21 June 2018: within the scope of the programme Kultur digital (working title) of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (KSB), the cultural hackathon Coding da Vinci will be supported with 1.2 million euros during the years 2019 to 2022!

The 107th Librarians’ Day took place in the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin from 12 June to 15 June. Under the title “Open & Networked”, this year’s event once again offered a wide range of information and training for librarians.

„Cultural heritage is no end in itself, it is the future of all of us“ – this closing statement by Dr. Uwe Koch, national coordinator of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 „Sharing Heritage“, in the context of which our first network event takes place, could have also marked the beginning of the DDBforum.

The DDBforum will be held for the first time in Berlin on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June. The event is integrated within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Sharing Heritage.