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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...

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...

Die Bilder der Digitalisierung II – „Föderale Vielfalt – Globale Vernetzung“
16.08.2017

The Images of Digitisation II – “Federal Diversity – Global Networking”

The photographer and film scholar Jürgen Keiper has already contributed a series of photographs to the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek’s first publication, “Der Vergangenheit eine Zukunft....

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...

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.

Wir sind die DDB: Die Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg
22.06.2016

We are the DDB: The Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

The Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg (University Library of Heidelberg) is the central library in the library system of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. The central library...

Weltuntergang im Postkartenformat: Der Dresdner Maya-Codex – Eine Virtuelle Ausstellung
24.05.2016

The end of the world in postcard format: The Dresden Maya-Code – A virtual exhibition

The Book Museum of the Saxon State and University Library started to present the Maya-Code as early as in 1786 – however, in the end it was the American film director Roland Emmerich...

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...

Wir sind die DDB: Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)
05.03.2015

We are the DDB: The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)

The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest and best endowed academic libraries in Germany. The SLUB serves as the university library of Dresden...