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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has successfully submitted three consecutive requests for the continuation of the funding line "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" ("Specialised Information Services for Research and Scholarship"; FID) by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The library receives funds in the amount of 8.6 million Euro for the years 2022 to 2024. They will serve for the further expansion of the Specialised Information Services for Classical Studies, Historical Studies and East, Central and Southeast European Studies.

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Economist Historical Archive | © Gale, A Cengage Company

The "Economist Historical Archive" includes the complete contents of "The Economist", the most important international weekly journal for economic and financial policies, from 1843 to 2020. Also the "Financial Times" is one of the most renowned business journals of the world. The "Financial Times Historical Archive" contains the complete articles of all printed issues of the journal from 1888 to 2016.

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Bibliotheksforum Bayern 4/2021, detail of cover | © Building Authority of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich/Medical Reading Hall of the University Library

"Libraries have not buried their heads in the sand during the pandemic, but have thought up something new." In its issue 4/2021, the Bibliotheksforum Bayern offers "many examples for the growth of digital library services, but also for the revival of analogue library services", up to and including hybrid events.

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