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Bibliography of Books Published in German- speaking Countries in the 17th Century (VD 17)
Description of Project
The deplorable state of availability of bibliographic information about the printed materials of the 17th century, which had been criticised by academic researchers for a long time, induced the German Research Foundation to start a support initiative: After the completion of the basic work of the VD 16 now also a national bibliographic register of printed materials of the 17th century was to be compiled. In contrast to the VD 16, the VD 17 was drawn up as a database from the beginning, with various libraries with important collections of the 17th century contributing. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has assumed the lead management of the venture. The complete register is accessible on the Internet.