The German Digital Library (DDB) offers everyone free access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, including millions of books, holdings from archives, paintings, sculptures, monuments, films, music, and other audio materials. The purpose of the DDB as the central German national portal for culture is to establish a network between the digital offers of all cultural and scientific institutions in Germany with a view to the future.
FIZ Karlsruhe is the technical operator of the DDB and a member of its competence network. We provide an adequate, reliable operating environment hosted at our own data processing center. We normalize data and are responsible for loading processes and further develop the portal’s software.