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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has just made its 2.5 millionth digital copy available online. Around 70 percent of its copyright-free holdings have thus been made freely accessible on the Internet. Scholars, researchers and the broad public are thus provided with fast and easy access to important treasures of culture and knowledge. For the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek digitization today does not only mean the scanning of its holdings. The development, testing and provision of digital services and products have meanwhile become the core of its activities in the topical field of the "digital library".

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In the presence of Bernd Sibler, the Bavarian State Minister of Sciences, Research and the Arts, the analogue photographic archive of the magazine STERN is presented for the first time today at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB), with a number of former STERN photographers taking part as well. Moreover, a small selection of photographs is shown. The Hamburg publishing house Gruner + Jahr donated the analogue photographic archive of the magazine STERN, which comprises 15 million photographs, to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek at the start of 2019, in order to ensure the long-term existence of the archive and to make it accessible to the public and research.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has concluded the renovation of its East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room. Designed by the well-known architect Sep Ruf, the reading room now offers around 50 modern, barrier-free workplaces with high-performance WLAN and a comfortable reading corner. The reconstruction also involves a new concept of use. The East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room is opened to the public again on 15 July.

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