Wir sind die DDB: Die Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle

Sie hat heute einen Bestand von mehr als 5,55 Millionen Bestandseinheiten. Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle (ULB is the largest scientific library in Sachsen-Anhalt and contains a correspondingly extensive old stock of historical books and maps. Today it has a portfolio of over 5.55 million stock units.

A map of Mansfelder region, the region of Martin Luther's from the year 1571, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

The library's main purpose is to provide scientific information and literature for members of the Martin-Luther-Universität (Martin Luther University.) In addition, it takes on the duties of a state library. Furthermore, the library oversees the "Specialist Information Service for Middle East, North Africa and Islamic Studies" funded by the German Research Foundation, which emerged from the former Special Collection Area (SSG) "Middle East" and develops and offers services in information science for national cutting-edge research from the mentioned subject area.

Within the framework of the project "User-oriented restructuring of the DDB", about 1,000 old maps with regional reference to Central Germany as well as maps from the area of the Middle East/North Africa were digitized and thus a particularly important part of their map collection was made available to a broad public. The project was funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media's NEUSTART KULTUR rescue and future programme.

Particularly outstanding maps processed in the project were a ground plan of Jerusalem from 1849 with burial plans of the kings of the Holy Land, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Click here for the digitised maps

All objects from the ULB Sachsen-Anhalt in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek