Welcome to the Munich Digitization Center

Munich Digitization Center (MDZ) handles the digitization and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the largest and fastest growing digital collections in Germany, now comprising more than 900,000 titles available online. Access is free of charge!

The digitization policy reflects the traditional special collection fields of the library: History, Classical Antiquity, Eastern Europe, Musicology. It comprises manuscripts, early prints, modern books, maps and photographic collections as well as journals and newspapers.

The MDZ frames the Digital Library department of the Bavarian State Library. It provides the Digital Collections and is also responsible for the creation of subject portals and for the long-term preservation of all the library's digital holdings.

 

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News 20.04.2014

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,027,068

[20.04.2014]

News 25.03.2014

Carmina Burana digitized

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The world-famous Carmina Burana (Clm 4660), a unique collection of manuscripts with poems and dramatic texts from the 11th to 12th century, have recently been digitized. The volume containing the „Songs from Beuern“, found in the year of 1803 at the monastery of Benediktbeuern and brought to Munich, is being preserved at the Bavarian State Library. Also available online: The Fragmenta Burana (Clm 4660 a).

[25.03.2014]

Pericopes of Henry II digitized

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The Pericopes of Henry II (Clm 4452) is a masterpiece of Ottonian book illumination from the famous scriptorium of the Benedictine Abbey of Reichenau, making it one of the most important manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. In 2003 it was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Now this manuscript has been fully digitized.

[13.03.2014]

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