Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library
Dr. Klaus Ceynowa
Announcement

The Bavarian State Government has taken the following personnel decision at their cabinet meeting of 24 February 2015: The hitherto Vice Director General of the State Library, Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, will be appointed Director General of the State Library effective from 1 April 2015. Dr. Rolf Griebel, the previous Director General of the State Library, retired at the end of December 2014.
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On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Rolf Griebel
Publications

"This celebratory publication on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Dr. Rolf Griebel honours him for his achievements as the Director General of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, one of the world's most important universal and research libraries. The index of authors comprises important contributors from German and international information science, librarianship, culture, science and politics."
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Duke Albrecht V, founder of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 1528–1579 | Image source: BSB/H.-R. Schulz
Publications

"Libraries are performing a balancing act between being a physical place of knowledge and cultural exchange on the one hand and acting in the boundless, internationally networked digital information space on the other hand. This circumstance will also have a significant influence on the future course of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. In the process, we will always and foremost focus on the scholarly user." (Rolf Griebel)
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Exhibition "Worlds of Knowledge"" | Poster of the exhibition
Exhibition

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Hartmann Schedel, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has arranged a cabinet exhibition displaying the specimen of the chronicle which arrived in Munich already in the 16th century, together with the library of the Schedel family. The gradual growth of the collection is reconstructed by means of stages and events in Schedel's life.
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eMedienBayern, logo
Announcement

Bavaria' s "small libraries" are catching up digitally, offering electronic media to their users: On 2 February 2015, 85 libraries from all seven administrative districts of Bavaria launch "eMedienBayern", a Bavaria-wide consortium. This means that library users can now use information and entertainment services on the Internet that are accessible at any given time, independently of the users' place of residence and library opening hours.
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Newly digitised autographs
Digital Media

Numerous valuable autographs have been added to the Digital Collections. Among them are letters by the philosopher Immanuel Kant, the two scientists Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, the author E. T. A. Hoffmann, the "mysterious foundling" Kaspar Hauser, as well as the leader of the Tyrolean uprising of 1809, Andreas Hofer.
 
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Image element from the poster of the cabinet exhibition
Cabinet Exhibition

7 January – 20 March 2015
From the series "Musical treasures of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek"
The cabinet exhibition shows musical artists' books and graphic scores from the time before the first world war up to the present. The scores represent the border area between art and music from different perspectives: Compositions which either originated in a mutual influence between an artist and a composer, which are based on a painting, or which represent a work of art themselves as a graphic score.
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