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Munich Digitization Center/Digital Library
The division Munich Digitisation Centre/ Digital Library is the central innovation and also production unit of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for developing, testing and putting into operation new products and processes all around the complex, multi-faceted topic of the "digital library". It was founded in 1997 as one of two national digitisation centres with the support of the  German Research Fondation.
Currently the division is working in three main fields of activities:
  • (retro-)digitising printed collections within the framework of projects funded by third parties or the BSB itself, in connection with digitisation on demand and digitisation for reasons of collection conservation and/ or security reasons;
  • rendering technical support for the setup and maintenance of virtual subject libraries developed by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek within the framework of its duties in its areas of collection emphasis, as well as technically administrating the cultural portal "Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO; Bavarian Regional Library Online)";
  • long-term archiving of electronic documents.
The division is furthermore a national competence centre for all issues relating to the field "digital library".
Head of Division: Dr. Markus Brantl
Phone: +49 89 28638-2394
Fax: +49 89 28638-2672