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Die DDB trauert um Uwe Müller
01.03.2019

The DDB mourns for Uwe Müller

Last Monday, we were informed about the sudden death of our managing director, Uwe Müller. We are bewildered, perplexed and speechless.

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...

Ein ereignisreiches Jahr - Unser Weihnachtsgruß 2018
17.12.2018

An Eventful Year – Our Christmas Greetings 2018

2018 was a very eventful year for the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, in which we were able to achieve some special things – not least thanks to you!

Europeana
23.11.2018

Happy Birthday Europeana – more than just a big sister

In November 2008 it went online for the first time – the European digital library “Europeana”, launched by six European Heads of State and Government and the President of the Commission...

Ein Zeitungsportal für Deutschland: DDB baut weiteres Spezialangebot auf
16.11.2018

A newspaper portal for Germany: DDB is establishing another special offering

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) (German Digital Library) brings together objects from cultural and knowledge institutions, links them with one another and makes them accessible...

Neu hier?
27.09.2018

Welcome to the German Digital Library!

Welcome to the pages of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library)! Just to create some initial confusion: no, we're not a "real" library. But what are we then?

Berlin: Le Corbusier-Haus; Westfront; Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
17.07.2018

Performance, Speed, New Usage Scenarios – Modernisation of Total Architecture Secures Sustainability of the DDB

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) has put into operation a completely renewed system architecture on the basis of sustainable technologies and thus has...

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...

Unser DDBforum: Information, Werkstattberichte, Diskussionen, Austausch
22.05.2018

Our DDBforum: Information, Workshop Reports, Discussions, Exchanges

The DDBforum will be held for the first time in Berlin on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June. The event is integrated within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 –...

„Das innovative Potenzial der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek ausschöpfen“ – Ein Interview mit Geschäftsführer Dr. Uwe Müller
06.02.2018

“Exploiting the innovative potential of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek” – An interview with the Managing Director Dr. Uwe Müller

In July 2017 we published an interview with Frank Frischmuth, Manager for Finance, Law, Communication of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. Now we are questioning Dr. Uwe Müller, Manager...

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...

Herzlichen Dank – Ein Weihnachtsgruß der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
18.12.2017

Many thanks – Christmas greetings from the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

To make digital cultural heritage accessible via the internet as comprehensively and simply as possible for every citizen at all times and from every place – this is our task. We have...

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...

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...

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...

“Großes entsteht immer im Kleinen“ –  Ein Informationstag der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek  in Saarbrücken
13.03.2017

“Great things always come from small beginnings” – A Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek Information Day in Saarbrücken

How can cultural institutions in the Saarland save their holdings and knowledge in a digital manner and make these accessible? This was the central question formulated by the Saarland...