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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...

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...

Neue Virtuelle Ausstellung: „Grimm von A bis Z – Was uns die Brüder Grimm nicht erzählten“
30.01.2017

New Virtual Exhibition: “Grimm from A to Z – What the Brothers Grimm didn’t tell us”

“Perhaps it was time to set down these tales in writing, for those who should be their custodians are steadily diminishing…” – this is how the “Children’s and Household Tales” of the...

#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.

Wir sind die DDB: Die Berlinische Galerie Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
01.06.2016

We are the DDB: The Berlin Gallery State Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture

The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums of the capital city and collects artwork that was created in Berlin between 1870 and today – with a local focus and an international...

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...