Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library

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Reading Room Music, Maps and Images:   August   9.00 - 12.30
 
 
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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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Part-book viewer
Music Collection

Within the framework of the DFG-funded project "Printed sheet music of the 16th and 17th century with music for several voices in the BSB – digitisation and online availability", the Munich Digitization Centre has developed an innovative, special viewer that makes it possible for the first time to represent associated parts of a piece of sheet music in different screen segments at the same time. The new part-book viewer is selected by default for the digital copies forming part of the project.
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iPhone app
Mobile App

On the occasion of this year's 150th anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Ludwig II, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek presents an extensive update of the popular and award-winning app "Ludwig II - Walking in the Footsteps of a Fairytale King". In addition to extensive content, offering a multimedia representation of the live and work of King Ludwig II, the iPhone app offers also fascinating augmented reality features providing a real-life experience of history by using high tech.
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Copyright: Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern / Image: BSB
Press Release

On Tuesday morning, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Munich have signed a contract for the preservation of the music manuscript "Gottesdienstliche Gesänge der Israeliten in Wien" (Synagogal songs of the Jews in Vienna) from the year 1832 in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. A further, very valuable document is thus added to the library's collection of music sources on synagogal music and its history.
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Image element of the poster of the small cabinet exhibition
Small Cabinet Exhibition

1 July – 30 October 2014
Within the framework of the series "A Taste of the East"
Newspapers and other print products of different political and geographic provenance illustrate how the "crime of Sarajevo" (Reichspost, Vienna, 29 June 1914) was perceived in the days immediately after the assassination and during the subsequent weeks, and how it became apparent to the public of the European states that war was imminent.
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Copyright: BSB/H.-R. Schulz
Press Release

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek will be supported by the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation also in the years 2015 and 2016, with EUR 400,000 annually for the acquisition of antiquarian prints. The Foundation has already supported the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek from 2012 to 2014 with funds in the amount of EUR 1.2 million.
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