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Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch, Universität Bayreuth | Video auf YouTube

In order to keep the public informed about interesting topics and findings from research also in a time without events on site, the German Research Foundation and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek have taken to presenting events in the virtual space. We are starting with the exkurs papers by Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch and Prof. Dr. Susanne Crewell.

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Jahresbericht 2019, Cover | © BSB/Bildarchiv

In its annual report, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek regularly reports about the library's development in the preceding year, with images and texts that will – hopefully – catch your attention and pique your curiosity with regard to the offers and services of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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© HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung/bavarikon

The new virtual exhibition at the cultural portal bavarikon illustrates how a piece of paper became one of the most important means of payment. Exhibits from five centuries give an introduction to the history of paper money. The exhibition informs about the function, production and design of paper money in the course of time.

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Das Blaue vom Himmel: Bayerns Literatur in Essays. Herausgegeben von Peter Czoik, Stephan Kellner und Fridolin Schley. München: Allitera Verlag, 2020 | © BSB/P. Czoik

For seven years, the Literaturportal Bayern, a digital platform managed by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, has been tasking itself with making the literary life in Bavaria in all its diversity visible online in the form of essays, blog entries, encyclopaedic articles, excursions and event notifications. The texts now find their way out of the Internet and into print in the form of a volume of their own.

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Passionstraktat, Nürnberg 1521. Blatt 189r: Abstieg Christi in die Unterwelt mit Dürer-Monogramm oben rechts. Text: Heinrich von St. Gallen. Miniaturen/Buchmalerei: Nikolaus  Glockendon | © BSB/Cgm 9600

The manuscript collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek records the addition of precious items: A total of three high-ranking German-language manuscripts of Bavarian origin could be acquired at the same time for the library from the antiquarian book trade. After conservatory treatment by the library’s own Institute of Conservation and Restoration and cataloguing, they are now being digitized and will be made available for academic research subsequently.

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A recently acquired convolute of around 700 Tibetan manuscripts comes from Mongolia, which is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Against the background of the fact that Mongolia experienced a serious cultural setback during the time of communism up to 1990 and many monasteries, temples and Buddhist cultural goods were destroyed, the preservation of these manuscripts is noteworthy.

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Löffler aus Heinrich Rudolf Schinz, Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Vögel, Leipzig 1856, Tafel 112 | © Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg/2 Nat 121

Some 88,000 copyright-free books from the collection of Augsburg State and City Library, dating from the 16th to the 19th century, can be found and consulted in full text worldwide, free of charge, and without any restrictions, via the library's online catalogue or WorldCat: Zoological works, travel reports, biographies, novels, scientific or medical prints, historical treatises, theological tomes, and much more.

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