13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Digital Libraries - Trends, Technologies, Solutions

Session coordinator: Miroslav Bartošek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Where: 30. 5. 2008, 8.30 - 12.25, New Auditorium

Bringing It on the Screen - the Mass Digitisation Projects in Munich

Autor: Thomas Wolf-Klostermann, Bavarian State Library, Germany



The Bavarian State Library in Munich is one of the leading research libraries comprising one of the largest collections of rare manuscripts, old printings, incunabula and maps in the world. Till today, more than 23.600 volumes have been digitised, published online by the library’s Digitisation Centre and stored in archival systems. The number of digitised books hosted by the Bavarian State Library will increase rapidly within the next years since several important new projects have been started in 2007: More than one million books out of the holdings of the library will be scanned during the cooperation with Google. They will be hosted inside Google Books as well as inside the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library for free access. Apart from that, the Digitisation Centre of the library started digitisation with scan robot technology. These projects will lead to a daily amount of more than 300.000 images a day to be processed, ingested, published on the Web and stored in an archival system. To cope with this challenge the Bavarian State Library had set up a scalable infrastructure capable to process and provide large scale digital collections.

About author:

Studied Communication and Media Research at the University of Munich. Developer of database and WWW-applications since 1994. Since 2003 staff member of the Digital Library Department of the Bavarian State Library. Involved in the organisation of the digitisation workflow as well in the build-up of a long-term preservation infrastructure for the Bavarian State Library.

Other papers in this session:

Three Stages of Publishing and Archiving Documents

Author: Jan Pokorný, Multidata Praha, Czech Republic


Martin Ledínský, MULTIDATA Praha, Czech Republic

ENRICH - Manuscriptorium in Europe

Author: Stanislav Psohlavec, AiP Beroun s.r.o., Czech Republic

Czech Digital Mathematics Library

Author: Miroslav Bartošek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

The Digital Object: Hidden, Exposed

Author: Stephanie Krueger, ARTstor, USA

DRAMBORA - tool for internal audit of digital repositories (version 2) and relevant information from the carried out audits

Author: Jan Hutař, National Library of the Czech Republic / Charles University - Faculty of Philosophy & Arts, Czech Republic


Andrea Fojtů / Eliška Pavlásková, Charles University, Czech Republic

National Registry of Theses and Plagiarism-Tracing System

Author: Michal Brandejs, Masaryk University, Czech Republic


Jitka Brandejsová, Miroslav Křipač, Jan Kasprzak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

European Digital Library and Copyright Law

Author: Adéla Faladová, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

Closing Address

Author: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic