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© Literature Portal Bavaria

DigiLABS, the "Digitaler Literaturatlas von Bayerisch-Schwaben" has been launched online today. Being the only one of its kind within Germany, the digitization project provides a cartography of the literature landscape of the Bavarian part of Swabia. The places of activity of authors from the Bavarian-Swabian region, as well as historical sites of literature can be found marked on a digital map.

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Sammlung Tusculum | © De Gruyter

Tusculum, near Rome, was the city where Cicero had his country house, which served as his retreat. Tusculum was considered the epitome of leisure and of valuable escapes from a demanding everyday life – and gave its name to the famous book series. The "Sammlung Tusculum" (collection Tusculum) is the most extensive book series on Greek and Latin literature in the German language area.

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© BSB/ H.-R. Schulz

The website of the Consulting Center for Public Libraries has been submitted to a complex relaunch. The website has been rendered more professional and easy to use by the responsible working group web relaunch in cooperation with the editorial team of the consulting center in charge of the specialised columns and staff members of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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Tournament book of William IV of Bavaria (1493 – 1550) | © BSB/ bavarikon

bavarikon newly features around 190 lithographies. These are prints produced in the lithographic printing technique – a method developed in Munich, which revolutionised the reproduction of image materials.

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© Gallica-BnF/

The Specialised Information Service for Historical Studies offers access to up to 22 February 2020 within the scope of a short-term test. The platform contains around 15 million articles from 600 digitized French newspapers published in the period between 1631 and 1950.

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Seal of quality "Certified Licensor" of the BVPA | © Bundesverband Professioneller Bildanbieter

The Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek received the seal of quality "Certified Licensor" of the Federal Association of Professional Image Providers (Bundesverband Professioneller Bildanbieter; BVPA) at the beginning of the year. This means that the Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, with its collection now grown to 17 million images, has become a member of the circle of big picture agencies, such as mauritius images or bpk.

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