Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library

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The new app: First editions of German classics
Mobile App

With this app, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek makes more than 30 German-language first editions from its extensive collections available in digital form. We invite you to discover some masterpieces of German literature on your smart phone or tablet, in a form you have not known so far.
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Literature Search

As of August 2015, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek makes available an "OPACplus Volltexte beta" catalogue in addition to the OPACplus within the framework of a test phase. In the beta version of the full text catalogue, more than 360,000 titles from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek can be searched in full text mode. The titles are digitised books and periodicals, predominantly from the 19th century.
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Subject Portals

The "Thematic Library on the First World War and the November Revolution" is a new service offer by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for research and education, providing combined search of and access to the library's world-war collection started in 1914 and its comprehensive holdings of research literature on the world war and the subsequent time of revolution.
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New musicology database
Digital Media

The database "Music Online: Classical Scores Library" contains a collection of music prints, music manuscripts and hitherto unpublished material from the 15th to the 20th century. It covers various genres of music, among them orchestral and chamber music, opera, songs, instrumental and choir music, as well as different types of scores.
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Luther Bibles online launch
Digital Media

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. "The times of Martin Luther will be brought to life again online. For this purpose, historical documents and records of the time will be made publicly accessible. Until the anniversary year, a total of around 120 exhibits in the cultural portal bavarikon will convey a comprehensive image of the Reformation, the counter-movements and the radical offshoots from present-day Bavaria back to around 1555.
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Award

The Interdisciplinary Research Network Digital Humanities in Berlin (if|DH|b) has presented the Berlin Digital Humanities Award for the first time. The award goes to outstanding and innovative DH projects in the Berlin area. The jury evaluated the innovative character, consistent usage of standards and normative data, as well as special efforts to ensure sustainable accessibility of the project results.
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International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), logo
Press Release

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) has set standards for providing digital images and presenting data on the Internet, which will serve both international research cooperation and the simplification of data provision on the Internet.
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