As of February 2020, Gerke Dunkhase will be taking over the management of the fields of technology, development and service at the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. He succeeds Dr. Peter Leinen, who had provisionally taken over the management of these business fields.

We would like to thank all of our partners, friends and supporters as well as all of our colleagues for the good cooperation over the past year! Special thanks to all of you, from many cultural and knowledge institutions in all sectors, who work together to build and expand the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek...

Dr. Julia Spohr is to take over the leadership of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) starting from 02 January 2020. She is succeeding Frank Frischmuth, former managing director of finance, law and communication.

In this year, our Culture Hackathon Coding da Vinci starts in the south of Germany for the first time: 30 cultural institutions from Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg provide their data and contents under an open license to the culture hackers...

Last Monday, we were informed about the sudden death of our managing director, Uwe Müller. We are bewildered, perplexed and speechless.

Over the next one-and-a-half years, the Archivportal-D will be expanded with a new thematic approach. In the future, users shall also have the opportunity to research sources on selected topics and to filter them according to content criteria.

On Thursday, the 21st February 2019, the Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe (Federal Court of Justice) (BGH) will hear the legal dispute between the Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG Bild-Kunst) and the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) (DDB).

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.