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: 1.052.101 Digitized Works

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News: Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,052,101

[30.10.2014]

The Bavarian State Library will be closed on November 1, 2014 (All Saints’ Day).

[27.10.2014]

News: Worlds of Knowledge - The library and the chronicle of the Nuremberg doctor Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

Worlds of Knowledge - The library and the chronicle of the Nuremberg doctor Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

Worlds of Knowledge - The library and the chronicle of the Nuremberg doctor Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Hartmann Schedel, the Bavarian State Library shows his personal copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle which came to Munich in the 16th century together with the whole library of the Schedel family. The gradual construction of the collection is traced through the stations of Schedels life. Exhibition from November 19, 2014 to March 1, 2015.

[27.10.2014]

News: Close enough to touch: The Golden Evangeliary of Mainz at the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle

Close enough to touch: The Golden Evangeliary of Mainz at the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle

Close enough to touch: The Golden Evangeliary of Mainz at the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle

From October 24 to November 21, 2014, the Library of the Aschaffenburg Castle is presenting the Golden Evangeliary of Mainz. The "BSB Explorer" provided to the exhibition by the MDZ, allows full access in high resolution to the digitized version of this precious manuscript of the 13th century.

[15.10.2014]

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