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Digital collections

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Digitization center (DIZ) is or was involved in a growing number of projects.

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Incunabula (1450 to 1500)

Incunabula (approx. 900), digitized during a project sponsored by DFG, including navigation by incipits.

From our collection of historical maps

tukart offers historical maps, city plans, townscapes, architectural drawings, portraits or posters in high, zoomable quality.

Local and regional sources about Darmstadt

Darmstädter Zeitung 1872 ff (incl. supplements)

Darmstädter Adressbücher (street and population directory, historical yellow pages) 1819 ff

Darmstädter Gesangbücher (hymn-books)

Darmstadtia, historical sources of Darmstadt

Musical manuscripts

with emphasis on the works of Christoph Graupner.

Musical printings

Sources from TU-Archiv

Selected historical material, e.g.:

Reden zur Rektoratsübergabe (Headmasters' and rectors' speeches)

Hochschulführer der TU (Historical student guides)

Historical Newspapers

Regional newspapers from Hesse

Wormser Zeitung

Other misc. newspapersWeitere mostly digitized due to conservation reasons.

Database of book bindings and punches

Approx. 10.000 historical punches on book bindings.

Legacy and correspondance

Correspondance of Hermann Graf Keyserling

Historical library catalogues

from University and State Library Darmstadt

Funeral sermons

from University and State Libary Darmstadt

Digital collections are coordinated by the digitization center of ULB Darmstadt (DIZ).

In many cases, digitized material from reproductionorders or digitization on demand) is integrated into our digital collections on the web (complete list).

Digital objects are taking an increasing percentage in our overall stock. Digital collections, however, mostly deal with historical material until about 1920.

So why digitization?

  • historical interest in form or contents of e.g. old maps, manuscripts, incunabula or younger material
  • conservation of sensitive, problematic or already damaged stock

Digital collections are easily accessible worldwide on the internet.

If you are looking for newer electronic media and contents, you might want to consult our eBooks, databases or eJournals.