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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Data basis: 1.045.800 Digitized Works

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News 02.09.2014

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

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Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,045,800

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News 01.09.2014

Now available online: Hartmann Schedels personal personal book collection

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The Nuremberg chronicle of the physician and humanist Hartmann Schedel (1440 to 1514) was published from 1493 in different editions. Schedel's library is considered the most comprehensive private collection of books in Germany, which has survived from the 15th century. Schedel was interested in almost all areas of knowledge in the late Middle Ages. The Bavarian State Library preserves over 370 manuscripts and 460 prints from the possession of Hartmann Schedel today.

[01.09.2014]

News 23.08.2014

„Music Treasures Consortium“ with 125 music manuscripts of the BSB

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The „Music Treasures Consortium“ of the Library of Congress prvides online access to the most important music manuscripts and print materials from the collections of the most prestigious music libraries. Now the metadata of 125 music manuscripts of the BSB are available on this platform.

[23.08.2014]

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