The Literature Portal Bavaria celebrates its fifth anniversary with a public reading from the internet novel | © Literaturportal Bayern

On its website, the Literature Portal Bavaria has offered a comprehensive overview of Bavaria as a country of literature, of authors and of literature events for exactly five years. On the occasion of this anniversary on 16 July 2017, we would like to present an overview of the work of the preceding years.

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Sacramentary of Henry II in 3D | © BSB/ Clm 4456

Art and culture in the 3D format: Since 2013, bavarikon has presented selected exhibits from Bavarian collections in the form of three-dimensional digital copies, thus constituting Germany's first regional portal to offer photo-realistic 3D models interactively on the Internet. Now, a new milestone has been reached. The 50th 3D model has been put online in bavarikon.

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digiPress, logo

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek expands its digital services again, launching the newspaper portal digiPress for the presentation of digitized newspapers. Up to the end of the year, the research portal will almost triple in volume: from currently 340 to over 1,000 copyright-free historical newspaper titles.

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Speaking linguistic atlas of Lower Bavaria and the adjacent Bohemian Forest region | © BSB

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and the University of Passau have launched the "Sprechender Sprachatlas von Niederbayern und dem angrenzenden Böhmerwald" ("Speaking linguistic atlas of Lower Bavaria and the adjacent Bohemian Forest region"), which has been developed in a cooperation project. The interactive service is directed at a broad public and is accessible as of now via the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online.

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Martin Luther and the early Reformation in Bavaria. Poster on the virtual exhibition (detail) | © BSB/ bavarikon

Titled "Martin Luther and the early Reformation in Bavaria. Supporters, adversaries, sympathisers", the cultural portal bavarikon presents its first virtual exhibition in 2017, the year of the Reformation's anniversary. The exhibition is unique, not only with respect to its volume, but also the approach taken: Twenty-one cultural institutions take part in the virtual exhibition showing 123 high-carat exhibits.

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