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Archivportal-D bald mit thematischem Zugang zur Weimarer Republik
12.02.2019

German Archives Portal soon with thematic access to the Weimar Republic

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...

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...

Stabwechsel im Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
22.01.2018

Managerial change at the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg

On the occasion of the farewell of Prof. Dr. Robert Kretzschmar as President of the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg (National Archive Baden-Württemberg) and the concurrent appointment of...

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...

Eine kurze Kulturgeschichte des Regens oder Warum der Regen der Demokratie hilft
23.08.2017

A Short Cultural History of Rain or Why Rain assists Democracy

In the history of mankind rain, as a cultural phenomenon, has had and still has the most diverse forms and influences: at this point we would like to talk about hydraulic empires, royal...

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 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...

#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...

Die Geschichte des Regenschirms und seiner sozialen Konsequenzen
09.09.2016

The history of the umbrella and its social consequences

It began with mockery, insults and pelted rubbish, when the Englishman Jonas Hanway came back from a trip to France in the early 1750s and went for a walk in London. His fellow citizens...

„Archivportal-D“ gewinnt „Heritage in Motion Award“ 2016
25.05.2016

“Archivportal-D” wins “Heritage in Motion Award” 2016

The “Archivportal-D” project – the branch-specific access to the data of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) – has won the European “Heritage in Motion Award” 2016...

Patentzeichnungen aus dem 19. Jahrhundert: Eine Reise zurück in die Zukunft der Technologie
08.12.2015

Patent Drawings from the 19th Century: A Journey Back to the Future of Technology

"Looking through patent drawings is just like time travel," is a quotation from the American patent lawyer Kevin Price in an article in Der Spiegel. Price, whose fascination for patent...

Das Archivportal-D feiert sein Jubiläum – wir gratulieren!
24.09.2015

Archivportal-D Is Celebrating Its Anniversary – Congratulations from Us!

Archivportal-D provides sector-specific access to the records of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and is celebrating its first birthday. It was activated on 24th September 2014 as part...

Das Erbe der Arche Noah: Archive, Wissen und Informationen – Ein Beitrag von Jürgen Keiper
10.09.2015

The Legacy of Noah’s Ark: Archives, Knowledge and Information – an article by Jürgen Keiper

The first publication of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek entitled “Der Vergangenheit eine Zukunft – Kulturelles Erbe in der digitalen Welt” (“A Future for the Past – Cultural Heritage...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Rheinische Bildarchiv der Stadt Köln
15.07.2015

We are the DDB: The City of Cologne’s Rheinisches Bildarchiv

The Rheinische Bildarchiv (RBA) is one of the largest public art history photographic archives in Germany and offers an extensive basis for research and science as well as commercial...

Das Projekt „Aufbau eines Archivportals-D“ profitiert von weiterer DFG-Förderung
22.06.2015

The project "Constructing an archive portal D" benefits from additional funding by the DFG

The archive portal D offers free, sector-specific access to archival indexing information, digitalised archive materials - including documents, photographs and artefacts - and general...

70 Jahre Kriegsende – Zeithistorische Dokumente in der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
08.05.2015

70 years since the End of the War – Historical Documents in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

The unconditional surrender of Germany was signed into effect at the Allied Headquarters in Reims on 7th May 1945 and at the Soviet Headquarters in Berlin-Karlshorst on the night of 8th...

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...