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Indexing and Digitisation of Printed Material Published in the 18th Century  in the German-Speaking Areas

Indexing and Digitisation of Printed Material Published in the 18th Century in the German-Speaking Areas

Within the project "Indexing and Digitisation of Printed Material Published in the 18th Century in the German-Speaking Areas (VD 18)" part of the collection of the Research Library for the History of Eduction (BBF) was indexed, digitised and made accessible publicly.

Project Description

The “Catalogue of Printed Material Published in the 18th Century in the German-Speaking Areas” (VD 18) aims at recording and indexing prints in German or in German-speaking countries published between 1701 and 1800 and thus represents the continuation of the cooperative national bibliographic projects "Catalogue of Printed Material Published in the 16th Century in the German-Speaking Areas" (VD 16) and "Catalogue of Printed Material Published in the 17th Century in the German-Speaking Areas" (VD 17). However VD 18 differs from both of these in that the national bibliographic undertaking integrates cataloguing and digitisation in order to create a digital library of 18th century German prints with high quality bibliographic data, openly accessible for researchers and the general public. Research and navigation being simlified by standardised structural data within the collection and the individual titles using the DFG-viewer.

Within the project, 450 eighteenth-century volumes (which means about 107.550 scans) from the collection of the Research Library for the History of Education (BBF) were digitised, indexed and made freely accessible to the public.

All titles are indexed in the VD18 database and the library catalog. Directly from the database and the library catalog the digitized
reproduction can be accessed via link in the digital library of the BBF, Scripta Paedagogica Online (SPO). In SPO, browsing the "Collection of pedagogical imprints from the 18th century" is also possible.

Funding

The project was funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Project management

Maria-Annabel Hanke

Project team

Project Details

State:
Completed projects
Duration:
01/2016 – 06/2017
Funding:
External funding
Department: Research Library for the History of Education
Contact: Maria-Annabel Hanke, Librarian (M.A. LIS)
last modified May 14, 2018