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Sigi Sommer (left) speaking to an unknown guest at a carnival event in Munich in 1955 (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek/ Fruhstorfer)
Subject Portals

Sigi Sommer (born on 23 August 1914 in Munich) works as a local beat reporter and sports commentator for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In 1948, he writes features and causeries for the daily newspaper, and becomes a staff member of the newly founded newspaper Abendzeitung from the very first day. From 1948 to 1987 the Abendzeitung publishes his weekly column "Blasius der Spaziergänger" (Blasius the flaneur), which makes Sigi Sommer a sharp-sighted chronicler of his time and Munich's most popular journalist.
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Brill Online Reference Works | Image source und copyright: Koninklijke Brill NV
Digital Media

With original contributions by important international scholars, the encyclopedia gives an in-depth insight into the historical development and the cultural influence of neo-Latin, which originated in Italian Renaissance and continues to exist until modern times. All aspects are examined, from literature and philosophy to law and sciences.
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Bibliotheksforum Bayern, Issue 3 2014 - Detail of the cover
Publications

The journal Bibliotheksforum Bayern (BFB) contains specialised articles and news informing about all areas of public and academic librarianship in Bavaria, Germany and the world. In addition to the printed edition, the BFB will simultaneously be made available online free of charge.
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From: Regensburg (St. Emmeram) mensural codex - Clm 14274
Music Collection

The object of the "Music Treasures Consortium" of the Library of Congress is to offer online access to the most important music manuscripts and print materials from the collections of the most renowned music libraries for academic studies and research. Now also the metadata on 125 music manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek have been made available on this platform.
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b2i, logo
Press Release

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek took over the special collection field "book studies, library and information science" together with the associated subject portal b2i from the State and University Library of Göttingen in 2008 within the framework of the reassignment by the DFG. The special collection field was integrated in the acquisition, cataloguing and provision workflows of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek within a short period of time, and was fully operational from the start thanks to the library's existing structures of content administration and organisation.
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Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics | Image source and copyright: Sage Publications
Digital Media

The "Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics" analyses the impact of the social media on politics in the United States and selected countries and regions worldwide.

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Annual Report for 2013
Publications

In its newly designed annual report, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek regularly reports about the library's development in the preceding year, with images and texts that will – hopefully – catch your attention and pique your curiosity with regard to the offers and services of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
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