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The app "Famous Books" presents a selection of 52 most valuable manuscripts, unique incunabula and printed works from the Occident and the Orient. The digitized works of high colour brilliance can now be browsed in their entirety with infinite zoom on both Apple devices and, as of late, Android devices.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has digitized the total of the extensive personal papers of Count August von Platen, which have been preserved by the library since 1870 and include many thousand pages. This means that the complete oeuvre of the Romantic author, who lived from 1796 to 1835, is now accessible online.

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The Munich Digitization Center has made the 1.2-millionth work accessible online by digitizing one of the most magnificent books of hours of the school of Ghent-Bruges (Clm 28345). The manuscript with 28 whole-page, 60 half- and quarter-page and smaller miniatures and 24 bas-de-page calendar miniatures can be browsed online in its entirety now.

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The most magnificent music manuscript of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the large Renaissance choir book with penitential psalms by Orlando di Lasso (Mus.ms. A) is the object of a conference at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. On the occasion of the conference, also a concert will take place in the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Munich, on 23 February 2017, 19:30.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has documented research publications on the collections of the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books for more than half a century, in order to provide experts and the interested public with references to relevant secondary literature. This research documentation, by now including over 200,000 entries, thus represents an essential and strongly sought-after aid.

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