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Munich DigitiZation Center/Digital Library

Since its foundation in 1997, the Munich DigitiZation Center (MDZ)/Digital Library has been the central innovation and production unit of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for developing, testing and putting into operation new products and processes around the complex, multi-faceted topic of the "digital library". The MDZ has its own scan center, equipped with high-quality scanning systems (among them scan robots and 3D scanner) for digital production. Its fields of expertise are the digitisation and the presentation and long-term archiving of digital contents.
Forming part of the Department "Collection Development and Cataloguing" as the Digital Library Division, the MDZ is in charge of capturing, cataloguing and publishing the digital copies, but also of collecting, long-term archiving and supplying freely accessible electronic documents of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in its function as the central state and repository library of the Free State of Bavaria.
The MDZ offers support for the realisation of projects in the fields of digitisation, cataloguing and long-term archiving. It develops open source software, innovative services and subject portals for the World Wide Web. Moreover, the MDZ offers consultancy regarding digitisation and workflow issues, in particular with a view to mass digitisation and high-quality digitisation. The projects of the MDZ are realised in continuous cooperation with university and non-university research institutions and other institutions on a regional, national and international level.
Dr. Markus Brantl
Phone: +49 89 28638-2394
Fax: +49 89 28638-2672