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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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View of Munich
Press Release

With the generous support of the Culture Foundation of the German Länder and further sponsors, among them the Giesecke & Devrient Foundation, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired a precious collective atlas from a private owner for around EUR 1.4 million. The so-called "Lafreri atlas" contains 191 maps from the most renowned Italian map engravers, predominantly from the house of Bertelli. The acquisition prevented the division and sale of the atlas in parts .
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The cooperation partners with Minister of Science Spaenle | Bavarian Academy of Sciences / A. Heddergott (image detail)
Announcement

The historical research institutions seated in Munich will intensify their cooperation in the future. Their representatives signed a multilateral cooperation agreement on 4 August 2014 in the presence of the Bavarian Minister of Science Ludwig Spaenle.
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Digital Media

Within the framework of a Germany-wide national license, the archives of three relevant publications have now been made accessible: International Monetary Fund eLibrary (1946 - 2011), Handbooks in Economics (Elsevier, up to 2008), Hoppenstedt-Aktienführer (1979 - 1999).
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Cod.hung. 1
Digital Media

As the earliest preserved gospel in the Hungarian language (1466), the so-called "Munich codex" is the core specimen of the Hungarian manuscript collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Cod.hung. 1). It can be regarded as the philological-historical monument of the research of Hungary. The work is now available to the academic world not only in the form of the edition by Szabó T. Ádám, but also in the form of a digital facsimile freely accessible in the Internet.
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