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Der digitale Tellerrand 03: Das Virtuelle Migrationsmuseum - eine Reise durch Zeit und Raum
07.11.2018

The Digital Horizon 03: "The Virtual Migration Museum – A Journey through Time and Space"

In future we will be presenting exciting topics and projects from data partners and cooperation partners of the German Digital Library in a series of guest articles: whether it is a new...

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...

Der digitale Tellerrand 02: „Gerda Koepff: Zukunftsweisende Sammlerin von Jugendstilgläsern“
08.05.2018

The Digital Horizon 02: „Gerda Koepff, pioneering collector of Art Nouveau glass“

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...

Der digitale Tellerrand 01: „Bewegte Jahre – Ein Web-Journal zur Erkundung des Jugendstils“
06.03.2018

The Digital Horizon 01: „Eventful Years – A Web Journal for the Exploration of Art Nouveau“

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...

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...

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...

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.

Historische Speisekarten oder Die kuriose Geschichte der Frank E. Buttolph
30.05.2016

Historical menus or The curious story of Frank E. Buttolph

In August of the year 1900, readers of the US “Hotel Monthly” magazine found this advertisement: “It is of great importance that the menus are well-packed and put between two large...

Die Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek auf den großen Messen im März
23.02.2016

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek at the large trade fairs in March

If you visit the CeBIT in Hanover or the Library Congress and the Book Fair in Leipzig in March, you are very welcome to pay us a visit at our stands. This year we are present at the...

Bärte oder Wie Luther (fast) den Hasen rettete
19.02.2016

Beards or How Luther (almost) saved the hare

In order to finance the Northern War against the Swedish Empire in 1700, Peter I, Tsar of Russia, had a creative idea: a new tax was needed and so he introduced the “Bartkopeke” (beard...

Das mysteriöse Verschwinden der Wikinger aus Grönland
26.01.2016

The mysterious disappearance of the Vikings from Greenland

Theories on why the Vikings disappeared from Greenland are abundant: they range from epidemics to shortages of supply, from homesickness to climate changes. For a long time, it was...

Schlangen, Drachen und frühe Synthesizer: Historische Musikinstrumente in der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
18.11.2015

Snakes, Dragons and Early Synthesizers: Historical Musical Instruments in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Instruments that are so expensive that their inventors recommend that you build them yourself, Hector Berlioz delivers fatal marketing blows and Japanese dragons. While researching...

DDBpro ist online: Das neue Infoportal für Datenpartner der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek entdecken
04.11.2015

DDBpro is online: Discover the new info portal for Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek data partners

What makes it worthwhile to participate in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek? Which institutions actually come into question as DDB data partners? And what steps must be taken when...

Als Osten noch oben war: Historische Land- und Seekarten in der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
04.09.2015

When East Was Still Up: Historical Maps and Sea Charts in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

“North is up”: Today’s seldom questioned convention of defining the cardinal direction North on the upper edge of maps and sea charts is actually a relatively young approach...