Fourth revised and extended English edition of “Portals to the Past and to the Future” by Jürgen Seefeldt and Ludger Syré, now in its fifth German edition, is an in-depth state-of-the art report on current German librarianship. Lavishly illustrated, the book traces the history of libraries in Germany, portrays the various types of library and… Continue reading Portals to the Past and to the Future : Libraries in Germany
“With eight thousand libraries, ranging from small local branches right up to the country’s national library, the German library system is impressive for its diversity. All the same, tight budgets and a lack of national structures are making their presence felt.” Further reading at the site of the Goethe-Institute, Germany’s cultural institute.
he German National Library was founded one hundred years ago this year. It has collected everything that has been published in the German language since 1913, from pulp fiction to sheet music. A three minute video report (in English) from German television (Deutsche Welle) takes a look at 100 years at the German National Library. [via infodocket]