This page provides an overview of major digitization projects of interest to scholars and students in German Studies. It focuses on retrospective digitization of older materials. For digital versions of modern reference books etc. consult, for example, the Reference Shelf.
For more comprehensive listings and additional projects consult the following sites:
- GNARP - WESS Inventory of Digital Projects
A superb compilation of digital projects in German Studies or from German-speaking countries.
- Frühe Neuzeit Digital
Collection of links to historical source documents of the early modern period.
- Retrospective digitization of library holdings
A listing of digitization projects conducted by German research libraries under the auspices of the DFG. Not all projects have content available at this point. Many of those that do are listed on this page.
- Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Digitale Bibliothek (MDZ)
A subset of the DFG projects (above) Convenient access to a number of major digitization projects conducted by the BSB. Includes incunabula , dictionaries, and various historical sources.
Interdisciplinary internet portal sponsored by the DFG (in progress).
- Zentrales Verzeichnis digitalisierte Drucke
In progress. Another portal attempt, compiled at the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Periodicals & Newspapers
Historical Source Materials and Images
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Digitized Books & Manuscripts
Web Editions of Individual Authors
See also:Literature resources|
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Last updated: November 9, 2006