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Ukrainian Publications | © East View

The Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies has acquired a license for the database "Ukrainian Publications", granting users free-of-charge access to over 40 newspapers and journals from Ukraine.

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Ostlesesaal | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

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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[V. l. n. r.] Dr. Gudrun Wirtz (Leiterin der Osteuropaabteilung, BSB), Dr. Klaus Ceynowa (Generaldirektor, BSB), Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (Kulturminister Litauens), Dr. Dorothea Sommer (Stellvertretende Generaldirektorin, BSB) | © BSB/S. Gottstein

The Minister of Culture of Lithuania, Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, recently visited the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek together with a delegation, finding out about the library’s collections, current developments and projects.

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Neuerwerbungen | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

The services for recent acquisitions of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek have been technically and functionally modernized as of 1 July 2019. For the subject areas of historical and classical studies, music and Eastern Europe, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek now offers three new services on topical books and other new acquisitions forming part of its collections.

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Materials on personnel at Mezhrabpom-fil′m, Gosvoenkino, Sovkino and others. Ccorrespondence, performance reviews, information from personnel files, lists. S. 41 | © Brill

The Specialised Information Service (FID) for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies has acquired a license for free-of-charge, Germany-wide access to the digital source collection "Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923 – 1935" with the support of the German Research Foundation. The database contains digitized archive materials from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) on the formative phase of the Soviet film industry in the years from 1923 to 1935.

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