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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...

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...

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...

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...