Bayerische Staatsbibliothek contributes to national web portal for manuscripts from the Middle Ages and the modern era

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) takes part in a project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for developing a national web portal for book manuscripts of the Middle Ages and the modern era held by German cultural institutions.

Miniature on spring songs from the Carmina Burana (presumably Carinthia, around 1230) | © BSB/ Clm 4660, sheet 64v

In addition to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage, directing the project, also the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and the University Library of Leipzig are taking part. The project is scheduled for a duration of three years. The German Research Foundation supports the technical set-up of the portal with the objective of creating a modern tool for international research in highly diverse disciplines.

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