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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...

Das Erbe der Arche Noah: Archive, Wissen und Informationen – Ein Beitrag von Jürgen Keiper
10.09.2015

The Legacy of Noah’s Ark: Archives, Knowledge and Information – an article by Jürgen Keiper

The first publication of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek entitled “Der Vergangenheit eine Zukunft – Kulturelles Erbe in der digitalen Welt” (“A Future for the Past – Cultural Heritage...

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...

Kulturelles Erbe und Digitalisierung – Ein Beitrag von Hermann Parzinger in „Der Vergangenheit eine Zukunft – Kulturelles Erbe in der digitalen Welt“
22.07.2015

Cultural Heritage and Digitalisation – an article by Hermann Parzinger in the first publication of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

The anthology published by Paul Klimpel and Ellen Euler broaches the issue of tasks and framework conditions which commemorative institutions such as museums, libraries or archives face...

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.”

Die Bilder der Digitalisierung – „Der Vergangenheit eine Zukunft. Kulturelles Erbe in der Digitalen Welt“
08.06.2015

The digitisation process in images – “A Future for the Past - Cultural Heritage in a Digital World”

To accompany the first publication by the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, “A Future for the Past – Cultural Heritage in a Digital World”, photographer and film theorist Jürgen Keiper has...

Neue Sammlungen: „Die Welt des Tabaks“ der Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung
31.03.2015

New collections: ‘The World of Tobacco’ from the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung

The World of Tobacco’ is a film made in 1956 by Alfred Ehrhardt for the Reemtsma company. Ehrhardt documents the journey made by tobacco from seed and harvest ...

Neue Sammlungen: Das Historische Bildarchiv der Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
04.03.2015

New collections: The Historical Images Archive of the Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau

The Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute) has over 10,000 photographs and images in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, rendering 150 years of...

Karikaturen in der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
18.02.2015

Caricatures in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Since time immemorial caricatures have come in a variety of guises and served a wide range of purposes as the pictorial means for conveying satire. This month we focus on the...

Neue Sammlungen: Das Tierstimmenarchiv des Museums für Naturkunde, Berlin
16.02.2015

New collections: the Animal Voices Archive of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek now contains over 12,000 audio recordings from the Animal Voices Archive of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. The archive is one of the oldest and...