Purchased with the support of the German Research Foundation, the database contains materials which document the election comprehensively; there are, among other documents:
- Materials of the central election committee, including information on the organisation of the election, minutes and data collected in connection with the election
- Extensive information on all registered and rejected candidates, including their manifestos and numerous ephemera, such as posters, flyers, photographs, press articles or financial status reports
- Advance information and reports by the election observers of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)
All documents are available in the PDF format, can be searched using the Cyrillic writing or the Anglo-Saxon transliteration and can be downloaded as well. An additional browsing function permits efficient search, classified by the categories content, source and type of object.
To learn more about this, please read the blog post in OstBib.
Access is available to registered users of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek via the Database Information System.
The service is accessible free of charge also Germany-wide and at German institutes abroad within the scope of the national license.