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Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek hat den musikalischen und dokumentarischen Nachlass des Komponisten Josef Anton Riedl (geboren 1927 in München, gestorben 2016 in Murnau) als Schenkung der Familie von Külmer, Christiane und Stefanie von Külmer, erhalten. Auf Initiative der Musikwissenschaftlerin Pia Steigerwald, die von den Erben als Kuratorin des Nachlasses gewonnen werden konnte, befinden sich in der Staatsbibliothek nun Musikhandschriften und Reproduktionen eigener Werke Riedls. Die Sammlung umfasst darüber hinaus seine umfangreiche Korrespondenz mit namhaften Komponistinnen und Komponisten sowie internationalen Kultureinrichtungen seit den späten 1940er Jahren. Filmmaterial, Dias, Fotografien, Manuskripte und eine reichhaltige Sammlung von Konzert- und Veranstaltungsplakaten und Programmheften der 1950er bis 2000er Jahre ergänzen die Sammlung und runden sie ab.

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In the course of the coming three years, the German Research Foundation will fund the development of a union catalogue and of a portal "Orient-Digital" for oriental manuscripts. It is intended to establish common cataloguing standards, to convert printed catalogues into electronic ones and to pool all existing electronic catalogue entries. Under the direction of the Oriental Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Gotha Research Library, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and the University Computation Center (URZ) Leipzig will be cooperating closely. Academic libraries in Germany host extensive and diverse collections of oriental manuscripts. These constitute an essential part of the written cultural heritage of the world and are of utmost importance as primary sources for various scholarly fields of specialisation.

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Within the framework of an event on 4 December 2019, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) has restituted 203 illegally acquired books from its holdings to the German Masonic Museum in Bayreuth in the presence of Minister of Sciences Bernd Sibler. The library thus continues its endeavours started in 2003 to return NS loot to its original owners or their heirs or legal successors.

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