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Latest Additions To Our Digital Collections
Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,131,974
Downtime for System maintenance
Due to urgent system maintenance works, the browsing functionality of our digital collections by place and time was temporarely turned off. All other functions, e.g. collection view, search, image-based similarity search as well as direct access to any of our digitized books are available without constraints.
bavarikon grows and grows and grows
bavarikon is a website for art, culture and regional studies presented by the Free State of Bavaria. The portal is constantly updated with valuable contents of the partner institutions. In November 2015 objects were integrated by the following three institutions: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München, Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg und Universitätsbibliothek München.
100,000 digital copies scanned in the Munich DigitiZation Center
Later this year, the hundred thousandth digital object, which has been scanned by the Munich DigitiZation Center (MDZ), will be put online. In 1997, the founding year of the MDZ, no one would ever have thought that this figure could be reached. With a throughput of about 1,000 PDF downloads per day and over 30 terabytes of data volume per year the digital copies of the MDZ enjoy great popularity among users. Download queen is currently the Nuremberg Chronicle (Schedelsche Weltchronik). The 100,000 MDZ copies are provided in addition to the more than 1 million works digitized during the co-operation with Google.
Our IIIF Mirador Demonstrator
MDZ is working on the implementation of IIIF technology. Find out more and try our Mirador Demonstrator with some medieval manuscripts of the BSB.
Coordination project for the further development of Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
The "Coordination project for the further development of Optical Character Recognition (OCR)" examines and describes methods of automatic text recognition. On the one hand, there will be developed concepts for optimal workflows. On the other hand, a standardization of OCR-related processes and their metadata is to be achieved. One of the main goals is the conceptual preparation of the complete transformation of the printed German cultural heritage (16th to 19th centuries) in a machine-readable form. Project partners are the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, in particular the German Text Archive (DTA), and the Bavarian State Library in Munich. The project started on 01/09/2015 and is sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). More information about the project is available at http://www.ocr-d.de/.
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