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BGH verhandelt „Framing Rechtsstreit“ zwischen Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst und Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
12.02.2019

BGH hears “legal dispute concerning framing” between Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst and Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

On Thursday, the 21st February 2019, the Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe (Federal Court of Justice) (BGH) will hear the legal dispute between the Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG...

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...

PM Rechtsstreit Square
10.07.2018

Kammergericht Berlin (Court of Appeal) Decides Copyright Dispute in Favour of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

In a currently pending test case dealing with issues of technological measures to prevent framing, the Court of Appeal passed a ground-breaking judgement in the second instance on 18th...

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...

Unser erstes DDBforum: Ein Rückblick
18.06.2018

Our First DDBforum: A Review

„Cultural heritage is no end in itself, it is the future of all of us“ – this closing statement by Dr. Uwe Koch, national coordinator of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018...

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...

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...

Die Geschichte des Weihnachtsbaums: Von frostgeplagten Nordmännern und vergoldeten Kartoffeln
06.12.2017

The history of the Christmas tree: From frost-plagued Northmen and gilded potatoes

By far the most popular Christmas tree in German living rooms is the Nordmann-Fir. Soft needles, dark green and beautifully grown, these are the features why the Fir is sold million of...

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 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...

Bereit zu teilen?
21.02.2017

Willing to share?

The question of the willingness to share digitally and to make digital participation possible assumes that the cultural heritage institutions (museums, collections and archives) have an...

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...

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 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...

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.

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek ./. VG Bild-Kunst Musterverfahren zum "Framing"
15.06.2016

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek vs. VG Bild-Kunst Model Case Proceedings on "Framing"

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) filed an action with the Regional Court of Berlin against the art royalties collective society Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG Bild-Kunst)...

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...

Kultur & Wissen online: Google darf – und die Kulturerbeeinrichtungen?
19.05.2016

Looking beyond Google for online access to EU culture and knowledge

Internet users in the US have access to a much broader body of knowledge and culture than internet users in the EU. According to Ellen Euler we should not see Google Books as a threat...