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b2i portal | Bibliothekskataloge
Summary of, and direct access to, several catalogues of German libraries in the field of book, library and information science:
° BSB-Katalog
° Fach-OPAC SUB Göttingen
° Katalog St. Galler Zentrum für das Buch
° BSB-Ink (Inkunabelkatalog der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek)
° BSB-Katalog der Einblattdrucke der Frühen Neuzeit
° BSB-Katalog der Autographen und Nachlässe
° BSB-Codices iconographici
° Katalog der Fachbibliothek der Landesfachstelle für das Öffentliche Bibliothekswesen in Bayern
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Bodleian Incunable Catalogue
A Catalogue of books printed in the 15th century now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Digital version of the printed catalogue (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
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Early European Books
Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources; from the collections of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Nederland), the Wellcome Library (London) and Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Copenhagen).
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English Short Title Catalogue
The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items: published between 1473 and 1800; mainly, but not exclusively, in English; published mainly in the British Isles and North America; from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.
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The European Library
The European Library is a free service that offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 35 languages. Resources can be both digital (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.) and bibliographical.
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Heritage Printed Book
Union catalog of European printing from the 15th century to the middle of the 19th century, compiled by the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL). Former Hand Press Book Database.
Heritage Printed Book (general information only)
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Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue (ISTC)
ISTC is a database produced by the British Library of titles of 15th century books in typeset. The incunables in the British Library and a large number of other libraries in the UK as well as the central catalogues of incunables in the US, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands are currently included in ISTC. The addition of pieces from Germany and France, but also the rest of the world, is in a far stadium.
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Reading Europe: European culture through the book
Online exhibition offering a rare opportunity to view some of the hidden literary gems from the national libraries of Europe. Twenty-three countries have selected nearly a thousand works for the public to peruse, all presented in an innovative and multilingual form.
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Short Title Catalogue Flanders (STCV: Short Title Catalogus Vlaanderen)
Online database with extensive bibliographical descriptions of editions printed Flanders in the 17th and 18th century. The database contains more than 13,500 descriptions, based on more than 21,000 copies from various important heritage collections in Flanders, Belgium.
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Universal Short Title Catalogue
The Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) is a project aimed at bringing together information on all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the 16th century. The project (undertaken by the University of St Andrews, Scotland) aims to present a fully searchable database covering all of Europe in 2011. The database will encompass approximately 350,000 editions and around 1.5 million surviving copies, located in over 5,000 libraries worldwide.
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