The German Digital Library already features over 45 million cultural objects from around 780 cultural and knowledge institutions, making Germany's cultural heritage digitally accessible to the public free of charge and at any time. And the growth continues unabated. To ensure that users can continue to search for and find content in this huge collection in a targeted and intuitive way, FIZ Karlsruhe has joined forces with the German National Library and Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) to publish a comprehensively revised, new version of the German Digital Library portal. The focus was on contextualizing the objects and conveying culture through formats that meet the needs of the users. The portal now offers different search entry points on the homepage, such as objects, people, and organizations, as well as access via editorial content such as thematic dossiers, galleries, and blog articles. The more than 170 virtual exhibitions so far are now better integrated into the portal and can be filtered and searched. In addition, FIZ Karlsruhe has modernized the technical infrastructure and also optimized the accessibility and usability of the portal.
At the ceremony "Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek #relaunched" on May 8, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., the partners will present the new offering to the public and to politicians in the James Simon Gallery on the Berlin Museumsinsel. More information can be found in the detailed press release of the German Digital Library.
The project "User-Oriented Restructuring of the German Digital Library Portal" is funded within the framework of the NEUSTART KULTUR funding program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.