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kulturerbe.niedersachsen.de: Niedersachsens kulturelles Gedächtnis
24.01.2019

kulturerbe.niedersachsen.de: Lower Saxony's cultural memory

Our publication "Federal Diversity – Global Networking: Strategies of the Federal States for the Cultural Heritage in the Digital World" (released in September 2016) for the first time...

Coding da Vinci Nord – Unser Kultur-Hackathon in Hamburg
21.07.2016

Coding da Vinci Nord – Our Culture Hackathon in Hamburg

Since 2014 the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, together with its partners Servicestelle Digitalisierung Berlin, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland and Wikimedia Deutschland, has hosted...

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...

Neue Sammlungen: Die Fotografen Fritz Zapp und Peter H. Fürst im Rheinischen Bildarchiv der Stadt Köln
23.09.2015

New collections: Photographers Fritz Zapp and Peter H. Fürst in the Rheinisches Bildarchiv of Cologne

Fritz Zapp taught himself photography – as a skilled house painter, it was only after he relocated from his birthplace of Kleinbliersbach in the Bergisches Land to Hoffnungsthal in 1910...

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...

Kultur-Hackathon Coding da Vinci 2015: Auftakt der Daten, Institutionen und Hacker
16.04.2015

‘Coding da Vinci’ Culture Hackathon 2015: institutions and programmers gear up for data hack.

In the words of Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek General Manager Frank Frischmuth: ‘Culture and the digital medium feed off one another’, and so it goes: preparations are underway for...