Press & Media

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Astrid B. Müller
Communication, Press, Marketing
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Latest Press Release

Press release by the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, November 30, 2021

“Collections from Colonial Contexts” online portal launched

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All of the press releases by the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek can be found in the Press Release Archive.

Press Photos and Logo

On the Press Photos and Logo page, we make photos and images on the topics addressed by the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek available for download. When using the material, please be aware of the licence notice and credit the creator.


On our Films page, we make film footage by the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek available for download. You will also find videos which provide information on individual concerns or events in which employees of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek took part.

The thematic trailer series “Culture and Knowledge Online” uses short films to illustrate the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek’s range of activities and topics and the broad spectrum of its involvement. Episode 1 (2013), 2 (2014) and 3 (2015) have already been released, episode 4 is expected to come out in 2016.

Episode 2 “Culture and Knowledge Online – 02: Presentation of the First Full Version – Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek” (2014) is a summary of the institution’s biggest event to date, which took place on 31st March 2014 in Berlin

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Culture and Knowledge Online – 02: Presentation of the First Full Version – Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

With extracts and contributions from:
Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, president of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and spokesman for the board of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Prof. Monika Grütters MdB, Minister of State for Culture and Media; Brunhild Kurth, vice president of the Kultusministerkonferenz and Saxony’s State Minister of Cultural Affairs; Jill Cousins, executive director, Europeana Foundation; Wolfgang Krauth, Archive Department – Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg; Francesca Schulze, project coordination – Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek; Prof. Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, network of excellence – Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Institut für Museumsforschung – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Thorsten Siegmann, Europeana Collections 1914–1918, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Siegfried Schweizer, Deutsches Museum Digital, Deutsches Museum; Stephan Bartholmei, project coordination – Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. A contribution from 52°Nord, project leader: Astrid B. Müller, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.

Background Information

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Topical Pages

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