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Der digitale Tellerrand 04: "Das Digitale Deutsche Frauenarchiv: Gedächtnis der Frauen- und Lesbenbewegungen"
07.12.2018

The Digital Horizon 04: "The Digital German Women’s Archive: A Commemoration of the Women’s and Lesbian Movements"

In a series of guest contributions, we will present exciting topics and projects of data and cooperation partners of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek in the future: be it a new way of...

Coding da Vinci Log quadratisch
25.06.2018

The German Federal Cultural Foundation supports cultural hackathon!

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...

100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht in Deutschland
24.01.2018

100 years of women’s suffrage in Germany

The Pitcairn Islands are one of the last British overseas colonies, lying in the middle of the Pacific, 5,000 kilometres away from New Zealand and 5,400 kilometres away from South...

Wir gratulieren! Die Servicestelle Digitalisierung des Landes Berlin digiS feiert 5 Jahre Förderprogramm
01.12.2017

Congratulations! The Service Centre Digitisation of the Federal State of Berlin digiS is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its funding programme

The Service Centre Digitisation of the Federal State of Berlin is an institution for interdisciplinary advice on support and coordination of digitisation projects and – just like the...

Mobile Bibliotheken: Von der Feldbücherei zum Bücherbus
01.11.2017

Mobile Libraries: From the Serviceman Library to the Bookmobile

The idea of a mobile library already arose in the 18th century, when serviceman libraries took an elitist approach and were only available to soldiers. Then during the Franco-Prussian...

Unser Archivportal-D: Vom Projektantrag über den Auf- und Ausbau zum Regelbetrieb
17.08.2017

Our Archivportal-D: From the Project Application Via the Establishment and Expansion to the Standard Operation

When the Archivportal-D, a subproject of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Community), went online in September 2014, one...

Die Bilder der Digitalisierung II – „Föderale Vielfalt – Globale Vernetzung“
16.08.2017

The Images of Digitisation II – “Federal Diversity – Global Networking”

The photographer and film scholar Jürgen Keiper has already contributed a series of photographs to the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek’s first publication, “Der Vergangenheit eine Zukunft....

Die Erfindung der Post: Von speziellen Lieferungen, Erbgeneraloberstpostmeistern und was Thurn und Taxis damit zu tun hatte
16.03.2017

The invention of the postal service: about special deliveries, Hereditary First Postmaster Generals and what Thurn und Taxis had to do with it

When the American parcel service begins operating in 1913, customers and staff alike are not quite sure how the service should be specifically used. It is not known in its entirety what...

Das geht auf keine Kuhhaut! – Papyrus, Pergament und antike Bibliothekskriege
02.02.2017

That’s going too far! – Papyrus, Parchment and Ancient Library Wars

In February 2016 Great Britain was shaken by a scandal. To save costs, the dual original copies of new legislative texts for Parliament and the National Archives were no longer to be...

#12von12: Die Fachstelle Archiv der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek und das Archivportal-D – Ein Porträt in zwölf Bildern
12.12.2016

#12of12: The Archives Department of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and the Archivportal-D – A Portrait in Twelve Pictures

On a very rainy Monday afternoon in Berlin, I take the train to Stuttgart to visit my colleagues from the Archives Department and the Archivportal-D, the sector-specific access to the...

Eine kurze Geschichte des Mikrofilms und wie er Paris die Kommunikation ermöglichte
23.11.2016

A short history of microfilm and how it facilitated communication in Paris

The history of microfilm is also the history of some very heroic homing pigeons, whose working environment was not exactly one of the most attractive during the Franco-Prussian War of...

Die selektive Geschichte einiger Seeleute, des Schiffbaus und dem Beginn einer Epoche
04.08.2016

The selective story of some sailors, shipbuilding and the beginning of an era

When Carl Nicolai Christiansen is born on Sylt in 1864, it lasts only two years until the world would take its first step towards the global village.

Weltuntergang im Postkartenformat: Der Dresdner Maya-Codex – Eine Virtuelle Ausstellung
24.05.2016

The end of the world in postcard format: The Dresden Maya-Code – A virtual exhibition

The Book Museum of the Saxon State and University Library started to present the Maya-Code as early as in 1786 – however, in the end it was the American film director Roland Emmerich...

Wir sind die DDB: Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)
05.03.2015

We are the DDB: The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)

The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest and best endowed academic libraries in Germany. The SLUB serves as the university library of Dresden...

Neue Sammlungen: Das Historische Bildarchiv der Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
04.03.2015

New collections: The Historical Images Archive of the Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau

The Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute) has over 10,000 photographs and images in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, rendering 150 years of...