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Courses and webinars | © BSB/M. McKee

The new training program for the first half of 2024 is now available! Whether you are a curious beginner or an experienced researcher, we have the right course for you.

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East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

After you have logged in on the web page of our booking system, you can now view and manage your bookings in a newly designed overview.

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Some Anglia members represented Bavaria at the Frankfurt Parliament in St. Paul's Church in 1948/49 | © BSB/Pocciana

Count Franz von Pocci (1807 – 1876) was not only a court official and court poet, but also an untiring draughtsman and watercolourist. As a member of the gentlemen’s club "Old England", he created caricatures of the club members, among which there were high-ranking aristocrats and commoners. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has expanded its considerable collection of Pocciana by the so-called "Anglia Albums".

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TIP Award 2022 – The team of the prizewinning project [from left to right]: Andreas Grassl, Kay Hartel, Chris Becker, Michael Becht | © Pia Plechinger (HföD/BSB)

The virtual exhibition "Monk, rebel, librarian" has been awarded the TIP Award 2022. Realised as a practice-oriented team project of students of the University of Public Service (HfÖD) and the Bavarian Library Academy in the year 2021, the exhibition reconstructs the live and work of the library pioneer Martin Schrettinger.

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Analogue and digital: Indexing work with the manuscript portal | © University Library of Leipzig

Since 2019, the State Libraries of Berlin and Munich, the University Library of Leipzig and the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel have been working on setting up the Germany-wide web portal handschriftenportal.de, which pools information on manuscripts from the Middle Ages and from modern times forming part of German collections, in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG has now approved further funding in the amount of almost five million Euros for a three-year continuation of this innovative endeavour, which is custom-fitted to the demands of researchers and collectors.

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