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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...

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...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz-Institut für deutsche Schifffahrtsgeschichte, Bremerhaven
02.09.2015

We are the DDB: the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz Institute for German Maritime History, Bremerhaven

Handed over to the public in 1975 by then Federal President Walter Scheel, the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM) has a unique collection of maritime history. This is made available as...

Der Großstadtziegel, Allegorien und Klangvisualisierungen: Das Finale von Coding da Vinci
22.06.2015

The Big-city Tile, Allegories and Sound Visualisations: The Finale of Coding da Vinci

The hackers involved in the Coding da Vinci Culture Hackathon have had ten weeks to develop their ideas using material from 47 data sets received from 33 cultural institutions.

Von Politkabarett und den Gefahren des Nichtwählens: Historische Wahlplakate in der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
18.06.2015

On political cabaret and the dangers of not voting: historical election posters in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

“The best place for a politician,” runs a famous line by the German comedian Loriot, “is on an election poster. On a poster he is bearable, silent and easy to get rid of.”