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© Yewno

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is testing the discovery service Yewno as an additional topical search engine for digital full texts. The software works on the basis of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is the first European institution to make this new search technology available to its users within the framework of a three-month pilot phase. Users can send their feedback to the project team by means of a response form. The service is available at:

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Poster on the film screening, detail | © Soms Films, 2015

27 February 2017, 18:00
The Department of Eastern Europe of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich, the Graduate School for East- and South-East European Studies and the association MIR cordially invite you to the screening of the documentary film "In search of a lost paradise" in the Werkstattkino in Fraunhoferstrasse 9 on 27 February 2017.

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Integrum World Wide (IWW), logo

Integrum Social Networks permits the systematic evaluation of the large amounts of data generated in social networks. The analysis tool (available in the Russian language version only) makes it possible to search social media (Twitter, Facebook, VKontakte, LiveJournal, etc.) for individual keywords and to break the results further down into individual days and weeks.

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Az Est of 10 September 1916, caricaturist Vadász Miklós | © BSB/ 2 Eph.pol. 52 f-1916,7/9

Cabinet presentation from the series "kOSTproben" (samples from the East)
Extended until 17 February 2017
The kOSTprobe exhibition shows documents on the entry of Romania into the First World War in 1916. A display of newspaper articles complements the kOSTprobe with 15 elaborately reproduced panels giving an overview of the reception of events and the war correspondence in the contemporary international press.

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Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz and Computer data. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.

23 November → 14:00 – 17:30
The event will first introduce the planning and preparations for the specialised information services "historical studies" and "Russian, East and Southeast European studies". Subsequently, the researcher's demands on the currently planned services will be discussed.

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The newsletter of the Specialised Information Service for East, Central and Southeast European Studies enables you to stay up to date in the field of East-European studies. It contains information about interesting digital or printed source and material collections, newly licensed databases and research tools, freshly published research data, "thematic dossiers" as a "first point of access" to selected areas of content, courses, events and other relevant dates, the further development of services of the "Specialised Information Service for East, Central and Southeast European Studies" and much more.

For further information and registration for the newsletter please go to the research portal osmikon. The earlier issues of the Eastern Europe newsletter continue to be available in the archive.

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Cabinet presentations in the series "kOSTproben"

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