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.

 

What's New

Latest Additions to our Digital CollectionsLatest Additions to our Digital Collections

Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,160,222

[30.06.2016]

Relaunch of Deutsche BiographieRelaunch of Deutsche Biographie

Relaunch of Deutsche Biographie

Qualitative linking, combined search and various visualization options - the Deutsche Biographie has been relaunched with advanced features and new content. See also the latest press release (in German) from BAdW and BSB.

[29.06.2016]

Digitization of works for „VD16 digital“ complete

Digitization of works for „VD16 digital“ complete

After approximately ten years of time, the digitization process for the DFG project „VD16 digital“ was completed. More than 26,000 works have been scanned by BSB's scanning facilities. BSB was the first institution worldwide to use robot scanning technology with books of the 16th century. The digital copies are available online

[20.06.2016]

Current Job Offer

Current Job Offer

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[14.06.2016]

What's New

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Recently digitized MapsRecently digitized Maps

From Provence via Rome to Turkestan - lots of old maps have been added to our digital collections during the last weeks. [...]

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Hebrew manuscriptsHebrew manuscripts

We have digitized a considerable number of Hebrew manuscripts during the last weeks (some of them from microfilm)

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Current topics

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