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Title page of the Soviet satirical periodical Krokodil, issue no. 1 of the year 1960 | © East View Information Services

The Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies has acquired a license for free-of-charge access to the “Krokodil Digital Archive” containing the digital copies of all issues of Krokodil. "Krokodil" was a Soviet satirical periodical that was published from 1922 to 2008 and poked fun at topics such as religion, alcoholism, the Soviet bureaucracy or the politics and society in the “West” in its caricatures and satirical texts.

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Cover of the Biblij Cžeská of Melantrich z Aventina, Jirí, d. 1511 – 1580 and Netolické, Bartolomej, d. 1552, printed in Prague in 1549 | © Brill

Within the scope of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies, the digital collection "Slavonic Bibles Online" has recently been made accessible free of charge Germany-wide and at German institutes abroad. The digital collection comprises a total of 100 works in various Slavic languages, in particular in Church-Slavonic, which were produced in around 30 Eastern-European locations, but also in Berlin or Venice.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has successfully submitted three requests for the continuation of the funding line "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" ("Specialised Information Services for Research and Scholarship") by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The library receives funds in the amount of EUR 7.4 million for the years 2019 to 2021. They will serve for the further expansion of the Specialised Information Services for Classical Studies, Historical Studies and Russian, East and Southeast European Studies.

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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876 – 1948) | © BSB/ Image Archive

The works of the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876 – 1948) have no longer been protected by copyright since the start of the year 2019. Wolf-Ferrari, who lived and worked in Munich for many years, became famous predominantly as a composer of operas, but also created numerous chamber music works. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds a unique collection of his music manuscripts, which can now be made available online almost in its entirety to everybody interested.

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Lead letters of Futura semi-bold, with a print executed in Futura semi-bold in the background | © BSB/ Ana A I.

Together with students of the Institute for German Philology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Waldemar Fromm and Laura Mokrohs and with the University Library of the LMU Munich, the Division of Personal Papers (Dr. Rahel Bacher and Dr. Maximilian Schreiber) has devised and set up an extensive exhibition on Paul Renner.

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