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Johan Schloemann | © Natalie Neomilsser

12 November 2019 → 19:00
Forming part of the series "Zur Sache ..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek
In his grand panorama from Homer up to the present, Johan Schloemann presents not only the art, but also the misery of the speakers. His informative and entertaining book also offers a number of ideas for the reader’s own rhetorical practice as well.

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Arbor consanguinitatis, Paris, 13. Jahrhundert. Aus: Henricus de Segusia, Summa aurea | © BSB/Clm 28160, Blatt 320r

The newly available volume of scholarly catalogues of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek comprises not only the French illuminated manuscripts from the 10th to the end of the 14th century, but Ulrike Bauer-Eberhardt also describes all English and Spanish manuscripts with adornments.

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MÜNCHEN. SCHAU her! Kalender 2020 | © BSB/Bildarchiv

Are you thinking about Christmas presents already now? We have a tip for you: On the occasion of next year’s exhibition "MUNICH. Now LOOK at that! – The Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek" (06/03 – 21/06/2020) we offer, for the first time, an opulent wall calendar at the price of EUR 15.00, which is available at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and by purchase order. The calendar features partly unpublished rare photographs from our photographic archives.

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© Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa

1 October – 30 December 2019
Cabinet presentation
The cabinet presentation in German and Czech is composed of ten richly illustrated banners on topics like "Protestant movements in the 16th century", "Hus und Luther" or "Religious diversity in Moravia". The exhibition project of the German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe has been set up in cooperation with the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren.

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LMUcard | © Zentrale Universitätsverwaltung der LMU München

Most students of the LMU have already obtained their personal LMUcard. The LMUcard replaces the white library reader pass valid so far, since the library function – also for the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek – has been integrated in the LMUcard. Please note that the white reader passes starting with the numbers 31 to 39 will become invalid as of 30 September 2019.

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musiconn, Logo

The Department of Music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has developed a new service for the expert community of musicology together with the Saxon State and University Library Dresden: musiconn – the new portal of the Specialised Information Service for Musicology, has been launched online now, in a beta version for the time being.

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORLD'S OCEANS! | © Oxford University Press

Up to the end of 2019, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek offers registered users the opportunity to test online reference works of the scholarly publishing house Oxford University Press on a great variety of disciplines free of charge.

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Bibliotheksforum Bayern, Coverausschnitt | © BSB/Bibliotheksforum Bayern

Inclusion programmes in libraries, 70th anniversary of the International Youth Library and intercultural understanding, the TUM Speaker’s Corner, historical book treasures in Bavaria... The new issue of Bibliotheksforum Bayern (2019, issue 3) is available online now!

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Sergej Michalkov: Bojcy vorošilovcy. Moskva, 1938 | © BSB/L.sel.I 5062

The Eastern European collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired a number of rare children's books in recent years from the antiquarian book trade, which document military and war propaganda of the years 1938 to 1945 which had been directed explicitly at children.

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Schlagwort-Zettelkatalog der Kriegssammlung | © BSB

On time for the end of the 100-year anniversary of the First World War and the November Revolution, the adding of the old subject headings from the time between 1914 and 1981 in the homonymous special catalogue of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek could be concluded.

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© DeepGreen, Logo

On 29 July 2019, the starting signal was given for an extended test phase of the project DeepGreen, in which the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is a participant. The objective of DeepGreen is to distribute publications by publishing houses to authorized repositories automatically and to thus facilitate secondary open-access publication in Germany.

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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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Steve Jobs, Frühjahr 1984 | © BSB/Stern-Fotoarchiv/Jürgen Gebhardt

In the presence of Bernd Sibler, the Bavarian State Minister of Sciences, Research and the Arts, the analogue photographic archive of the magazine STERN is presented for the first time today at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB), with a number of former STERN photographers taking part as well. Moreover, a small selection of photographs is shown. The Hamburg publishing house Gruner + Jahr donated the analogue photographic archive of the magazine STERN, which comprises 15 million photographs, to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek at the start of 2019, in order to ensure the long-term existence of the archive and to make it accessible to the public and research.

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ProQuest Ebook Central | © ProQuest

For registered users, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek provides free-of-charge access for one year to over 150,000 scholarly e-books of the provider ProQuest, comprising contents covering all academic disciplines.

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Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online | © Brill

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired a license for a comprehensive reference work on the history of early Christianity. The encyclopaedia offers extensive articles on texts, authors and ideas. The content is intended to bridge the gap between studies of the New Testament and patrology, covering the entire time of early Christianity up to 600 AD.

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Textbeginn von Gregor von Nyssas Traktat „De anima“ in einer Handschrift des 16. Jahrhunderts (Cod. graec. 291 im Bestand der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek) | © BSB/Cod. graec. 291

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the University Library of Tübingen provide Germany-wide access to a special database on Gregory of Nyssa with full texts of the church father in the Greek language as well as a lexicon of authors within the scope of the Specialised Information Service for Classical Studies – Propylaeum and Theology managed by the two institutions and with the support of the German Research Foundation.

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Zeitgeschichte Open | © BSB/W. Herr, B. Kroll

The Center for Electronic Publishing (ZEP) of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has activated a document server on contemporary history – for the time being in a beta version – in cooperation with the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin (IfZ). Many publications of the IfZ are accessible here in the open-access format as of now.

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Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War | © Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Since July 2019, researchers have been enabled obtain access to the extensive source database "Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War" following individual registration with the Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies.

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[V. l. n. r.] Dr. Gudrun Wirtz (Osteuropaabteilung), Dr. Claudia Fabian (Abteilung Handschriften und Alte Drucke), Alt-Bischof der römisch-katholischen Diözese Temeswar, Dr. Wolfgang-Valentin Ikas (Abteilung Handschriften und Alte Drucke) | © BSB/S. Gottstein

The former bishop of the Roman-Catholic diocese of Timișoara (Romania), Martin Roos, visited the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in July. On this occasion, he presented the library with a facsimile of a unique manuscript of Saint Gerard of Csanád safeguarded by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Clm 6211).

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Cafeteria | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

The "Stabi Café" will be reconstructed for you! The seating area in the interior is closed for this purpose. The lounge and the exterior area remain accessible. And of course, food and beverages continue to be sold at the counter. The reopening is planned for the end of summer.

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Bernd Sibler, MdL, Dr. Astrid Pellengahr, Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern, Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, BSB, [v. r. n. l.] bei der Präsentation | © BSB/S. Gottstein

Since 8 July 2019, the pilot project of a digital publication format developed at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has been accessible online. It serves to complement the book "Das erweiterte Museum. Medien, Technologien und Internet" ("The extended museum. Media, technologies and the Internet"), in the form of a "dynamic project portal", offering in-depth information and best-practice examples enriched by multimedia tools.

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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. 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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Jürgen Diet | © Fotostudio Sauter

Jürgen Diet, the deputy head of the Department of Music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, has been elected as one of the IAML Vice Presidents. IAML stands for "International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres" and is an international association of around 1,500 music libraries in 49 countries.

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Die Biene: Familienblatt für Unterhaltung und Literatur (1876) | © BSB

As of now, 16 new and 183 complemented newspaper publishers with 1.2 million pages are available in digiPress, the newspaper portal of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. The portal for historical newspapers comprises over 7.8 million digitized pages by now.

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Gruppenbild vom Vorstand des Bayerischen Bibliotheksverbands (BBV) | © OTH Amberg-Weiden

The current issue of the journal Bibliotheksforum Bayern contains, among other things, an introduction of the new members of the executive board of the Bavarian Library Association (BBV) and their goals and aspirations.

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Wessobrunner Gebet (Blatt 65v) | © BSB/Clm 22053

From the Wessobrunn prayer to Lorenz von Westenrieder – the new virtual exhibition in bavarikon offers an overview of the most important and most interesting monuments of literature and language held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as part of its collection of Bavarica. Look forward to documents bearing testimony to the early Middle Ages, works of the early modern age, spiritual and courtly literature and much more.

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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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