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PROJECTS IN PROCESS

[state on 31.01.2017]


Thematic portal – Cultural heritage in Wroclaw University Library’s research

Library’s own project. This subject portal is presenting results of projects realized in WUL. Its core is database, that integrates results of projects realized in WUL’s Department for Scientific Documentation of Cultural Heritage. Thanks to shared indexes and creation of unique identifiers for tagging graphical files in all collections, it is possible to browse all collections with dynamic interface.
Database is available from 1.07.2013 at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl
As a part of the subject portal preparation an unify system of internet addressing for all databases in domain http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl is being implemented.
More information about creating databases for cultural heritage (in English):
Żurek Adam, Joanna Pawliniak, Digitization of Cultural Heritage and Databases for Historical Sciences - Together or Separately?
http://www.inforum.cz/proceedings/2012/19/


Digital Library of Wroclaw University

Digital Library of Wroclaw University project is conducted on basis of self funds of Wroclaw University Library. Digital Library offers access to the oldest written texts, educational collections and exhibitions, which present most interesting materials chosen from rich collections of Wroclaw University Library.
Digital Library collections include digitized materials that due to their historical value, content, form and regional scope, are European or regional cultural heritage. For the process of digitization the following types of materials are selected: books (including old prints), periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, music scores, maps, postcards, graphic collections as well as educational sources, exhibitions and other. Territorial scope of Cultural heritage collection includes almost whole European region, and Regional collection includes whole Silesia and Lausitz regions, with specially stressed - Lower Silesia region and city of Wroclaw.
Digital collections include the following categories:

- cultural heritage
- periodicals
- ephemera
- books edited between 1800 and 1945
- manuscripts
- old prints
- graphic collections
- cartographic materials
- music collections
- catalogs of WUL
- educational materials
- regional materials
- bibliological collections
- e-WUL Publisher


CEE MASTER

Coordinator of CEE MASTER project is National Library in Prague. WUL has participated in that project since September 2003. Aim of that project is to create manuscript catalog database that is accessible via internet and includes descriptions of manuscripts from countries from Central and East Europe, processed on basis of MASTER standard in XML language (eXtensible Markup Language). Wrocław University Library pledged to enter to the database at least five manuscripts descriptions weekly.


RISM

On the basis of cooperation with RISM Central in Frankfurt am Main, started in 1997, Wroclaw University Library participates in creation of computer database of music manuscripts from European libraries. That database is accessible via internet (from Sales Nisc portal) and on CD-ROMs.


PROJECTS UNDER PREPARATION


Bibliography of Silesian Prints (1475-1800) from Polish and German collections - Bibliographie schlesischer Druckorte der Frühen Neuzeit (1475-1800) aus polnischen und deutschen Beständen (BSD).

Project is planned to be completed in a period of 2 years. Its goal will be to create completed bibliography of all works existing in Polish, German and Czech libraries that were printed since 1475 till 1800 in Silesian institutions.

Titles will be listed by places and sorted chronologically. Directions about places of creations will allow finding search item. According to various types of registrations sorted by authors, printers, publishers, illustrators etc. - new profile of print places will be displayed. Every print place will be supplemented with information about economical, historical etc. developments that will specify frames of the project. Bibliography will be prepared in printed, electronic on CD-ROM and online versions.


FINISHED PROJECTS


Transcription, scoring and access to the old music scores from the collections of the Wroclaw University Library

(time of completion: June - November 2016)

The project was realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education - Activities Popularizing Science 546/P-DUN/2016.

The main objective of the task was to make a transcriptions of notes, which were carried by the staff of the University Library and the project partners - Wrocławscy Kameraliści [sprawdziłem na ich stronie – nie tłumaczą na angielski]. According to the objective of the project transcriptions included 230 music sheets published in the 19th century and 100 music sheets from manuscripts and music old prints. For creation of the 230 transcriptions of the 19th century the works the following collections of Polish patriotic folk songs were selected:

  • "Śpiewnik narodowy Związku Kół Śpiewackich na Westfalię, Nadrenję i s. prow. wydany na cześć zmartwychwstałej i niepodległej Polski...",

  • "Wspomnienia roku 1830-1831 (Wiersze, pieśni z muzyką, marsze wojska polskiego, odnoszące się do tej epoki)",

  • "Śpiewnik szkolny zawierający w I. części pieśni w kościele katolickim używane, ułożone na 4 mieszane głosy (z organem). W II. części jedno i dwugłosowe piosnki świeckie rozłożone na 4 klasy -w 6cio oddziałowych szkołach ludowych, oraz okolicznościowe kantaty i powinszowania".

When selecting works from prints published before the 19th century the main criterion was uniqueness of works or Silesian provenance. And so, among the music items, which were transcribed to the music sheets, were works created by such Silesian artists as, inter alia, Samuel Besler (1574-1625) and Gregor Lange (1552-1587), as well as unique works of Nicholas Zieleński (1550-1616 ). In the project were also used WUL's manuscripts' collections, from which transcriptions of the 34 vocal works belonging to the historical collection of George Rudolf - prince of Legnica from the Piast line, were made. The collection of the financed transcriptions is available at:
http://www.bibliotekacyfrowa.pl/dlibra/aresults?action=SearchAction&QI=43D96D2CF974F275ED13DC876BC1BF56-48.

Music scores are available through cloud services MuseScore (https://musescore.com/), allowing online presentation of the sound version of the notes and downloading them in multiple editable (mscz, MusicXML), presentational (PDF) and audio (mp3) formats.

Access to the transcriptions is possible from both the MuseScore service and Digital Library of University of Wroclaw (DLoUoW), in which a dedicated collection "Music transcriptions" was created http://www.bibliotekacyfrowa.pl/dlibra/collectiondescription?dirids=209, DLoUoW is a part of the domestic Federation of the Digital Libraries, that is linked to the European Digital Library - Europeana, which guarantees the inclusion of the digital items presented in DLoUoW in a global scientific network and sharing music notations in a electronic sound versions. The creation of such tool greatly expands the possibilities for presentation of the existing musical resources by forms that allow to listen to them and to use them further by musicians - both professionals and amateurs related to the world of music.


Dissemination of valuable sources for research by the digitization of an unique local newspaper from the Silesia - Lausitz collection of the Wroclaw University Library

(time of completion: 15.04.2015 - 25.11.2015)

During realization of the project, funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (resolution No 740/P-DUN/2015) the following newspapers regarding Namyslow’s region: Namslauer Stadtblatt (1872-1940) and Namslauer Kreisblatt (1846-1941) were selected for the digitization process. Both titles are an unique sources for the study of the Namyslow’s region. As every local newspaper, they documented political and economical life, religious affairs, education, health care, cultural events as well as local and regional investments.
During realization of the project, Reprographic and Digitization Unit created 36.000 microfilm’s frames, that were later scanned in form of 36.000 digital files. All files were then archived and made available in the Digital Library of University of Wroclaw. As a result - a total number of 72.000 pages of newspapers are now available as digital copies.
Digitization of newspapers will help to protect the originals, which were printed on acidic paper and for that reason they are subjected to the special protection. Providing access to their electronic copies will increase the availability of valuable sources for research, expand the circle of readers and will contribute to the promotion of the history and culture of the region.


Dissemination of information regarding Silesian printed scores from restricted collections and former Wroclaw’s libraries by means of electronic cataloging in Virtua system

(time of completion: 15.04.2015 - 31.12.2015)

Project „Dissemination of information regarding Silesian printed scores from restricted collections and former Wroclaw’s libraries by means of electronic cataloging in Virtua system” was realized thanks to the funding of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education dedicated to the disseminating of science (resolution No 741/P-DUN/2015). The premise of the project was to present the most important manifestations of the musical culture of Silesia in the nineteenth and early twentieth century through the electronic cataloging of Silesian printed scores. The results of the work are directed to both musicologists, librarians, historians, Germanists as well as everyone else interested in this topic. Created descriptions could serve as source material for possible publication of thematic catalogs of Silesian composers.
As a part of the project, that was realized completely by the employees of the WUL’s Music Collection Department, the following tasks were completed: selection of items for processing, bibliographical cataloging in Virtua system of 500 items from the WUL’s music collections, entering into the NUKAT database 500 completed bibliographical records, inclusive of the creation of the necessary KHW records (authority files) in the NUKAT and VIAF (personal, corporate, series, unified titles) databases, subject cataloging in KABA language, inclusive of the creation of jhp and rhp records as well as creation of 500 items records in the local catalog database.
The primary criterion in the selection of materials were musical achievements of Silesian composers and the production of Silesian publishing houses specializing in the dissemination of musical prints.
The idea to provide descriptions of Silesian printed scores in the NUKAT public database was dictated by the growing interest in the region's history, that is closely related with the musical culture of Silesia.


„The Piast’s collections from WUL. Digitization and access”

(time of completion: 1.03.2015 – 31.12.2015)

Project "The Piast’s collections from WUL. Digitization and access" was funded from the donation of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as part of the priority project Protection and digitization of cultural heritage on basis of the Agreement No 02867/15/FPK/NIMOZ. The project includes a comprehensive digitization and access in Internet of the unique part of the collections, which are: duke of Brieg library, Rudolphina of Liegnitz and library of the Sts. Peter and Paul church in Liegnitz, i.e. libraries, that were founded by the Piast dynasty from Liegnitz and Brieg. The value of these collections is determined not only by relationship with the Piast’s dynasty (and indirectly – with other dynasties of Europe), but also by thematically diverse content, wealthy bindings and a relatively good state of preservation. The whole collection that was included in the project (1720 items) is available to the public on the basis of equal and free access via the Digital Library of the University of Wroclaw (and thus indirectly - via Europeana) and via subject portal Cultural Heritage in the Wroclaw University Library’s research. The part of the project was also development of the necessary infrastructure, including the purchase of special table for the reproduction of manuscripts and old prints, photographic equipment and software (color management system). 10 books have been undergone the conservation process and all items for digitization have been cleansed. As a part of the promotion of this project the folder (in four languages)and the book “Piastowskie kolekcje ze zbiorów BUWr. Digitalizacja i udostępnienie” ("Piast’s collections from the collection BUWr. Digitisation and access")have been prepared as well as the conference for popularizing WUL’s historical collections and outcome of realized project was organized.


Bibliotheca Rudolphina. Music collection of Legnica-Brzeg’s prince Jerzy Rudolf

(time of completion: 27.10.2014 - 13.03.2015)

In October 2014 The Wroclaw University Library signed an agreement with the Wroclaw Cameralists Cantores Minores Wratislavienses regarding a joint project under the name of the Bibliotheca Rudolphina.
The aim of the project, funded under the Multiannual Programme for Government Culture + / Digitization, is digitization of old prints and music manuscripts form the historical library of the Legnica-Brzeg’s prince Jerzy Rudolf:
Wroclaw University Library undertook, as part of the project, two tasks:

  1. digitization of the musical manuscripts and old prints from the Rudolphina’s collection, both from Library’s own collection, as well as from the collection of the Society of Friends of Sciences in Legnica (task was completed in the period from 27.10.2014 to 15.12.2014) and

  2. publication of the digitized materials in the Digital Library of Wroclaw University in the sub-collection "Bibliotheca Rudolphina" (task was completed on 13.03.2015). Moreover, all digitized items were supplemented with substantive descriptions by the employees of the Library and are accessible online via the Digital Library of Wroclaw University.

The aim of the project is to make free available seventeenth-century Silesian music collection of exceptional importance for scholars of European musical culture. Wroclaw Cameralists also organized series of concerts, during which - after a few hundred years - previously unknown, outstanding works of Renaissance music art have been presented. Their recordings (on 6 CDs) are planned to be distributed to the world's most important libraries. The project will benefit all partners. The Library of the Society of Friends of Sciences in Legnica will obtain digital copies of priceless musical items that are stored there, Wroclaw Cameralists - scores materials for the next concerts, and the Wroclaw University Library will enrich itself with the scans of the items from one of the most valuable Piast’s music libraries.


Succeed Project

In the years 2013-2014 the Wroclaw University Library participated, as a subcontractor, in the European research project Succeed (Support Action Centre of Competence in Digitisation - http://www.digitisation.eu/), the purpose of which was to promote research and validation of the results in the field of mass digitization, with particular emphasis on text resources.

Our library, which is a member of the Centre of Competence in Digitization - IMPACT, was invited to participate in the project by members of the Succeed Consortium as an entity having its own notable achievements in the field of digitization, i.e. many years of experience, highly skilled professionals, good base of hardware and tangible results of work including Digital Library of Wroclaw University, WUL’s E-Publishing, Portal "Cultural Heritage in WUL’s studies" and other services available through its website www.bu.uni.wroc.pl.

As a part of the project, the team from WUL tested two programming tools (Scan Tailor software - a program for processing scanned files and Tesseract OCR software - open source software to perform optical character recognition), checking the possibility of their use to accelerate and optimize some of the processes within the organization of work with processes associated with the digitization of selected library’s items, production and processing of scans and their preparation for presentation in the Digital Library of Wroclaw University (DLUW).

Results of the tests will be used in the WUL and will influence the reduction of costs and increase of efficiency of processes relating to the preparation of digital resources for the Digital Library of University of Wroclaw. Moreover, tests carried out on Scan Tailor and Tesseract software are very important for the preparation and organization of the technological line designed to process data in the cloud. It is now necessary to develop procedures and interfaces that will enable for the personnel to remotely manage processes. Configuring the digitization process in the cloud can also allow for integration with other workstations dedicated for digital image acquisition (e.g. scanners, digital cameras) and presentation system (i.e. DLUW) as well as with arrays designed for data archiving.

For achievements in researches conducted as part of the Succeed Project and for the implementation of the developed solutions essential for optimization of the digitization processes - The Wroclaw University Library was awarded honorable mention at the final conference of Succeed Project in Paris at the National Library of France (28.11.2014).

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Dissemination of valuable sources for research by digitizing unique newspapers and periodicals from the Silesia - Lausitz collection of the Wroclaw University Library

Project donated by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (resolution No 623/P-DUN/2014), time of completion: 04.03.2014 - 28.10.2014.

In the framework of the project in Digital Library of University of Wroclaw - http://www.bibliotekacyfrowa.pl/dlibra over 88,000 pages from selected sixteen Silesian’s newspapers and periodicals have been digitized and maked available to the public. Among available periodicals are, inter alia, unique Polonica (Stadło, 1849; Nowiny Szląskie, 1884-1888), elite socio-cultural periodicals delivering, inter alia, information regarding the artistic life and cultural events in Wroclaw and Lower Silesia (Breslauer Stadt - und Landbote, 1833-1842; Breslauer Theaterzeitung, 1832-1845), popular newspapers that were a chronicle of urban life (Breslauer Beobachter, 1835-1850; Der Breslauer Erzähler, 1835-1848, Breslauer Localblatt, 1834-1837, Breslauer Nachtpost, 1922-1929), anarchistic weekly (Breslauer Tribüne, 1924), journal that documented cultural activity of the Jewish community in Wroclaw (Breslauer Jüdisches Gemeinde-Blatt, 1924-1938), source materials for the study of economic and crafts in Silesian region (Breslauer Gewerbeblatt, 1854-1908), a valuable resource for studying the history of the Church in Silesia region (Schlesisches Pastoralblatt, 1880-1929), academic journals (Verzeichniss des Vorlesungen an der Königlichen Universität Breslau, 1839-1944; Akademische Blätter, 1910-1931) as well as touring journals (Der Gebirgsbote, 1874-1906; Bericht des Zobten-Gebirgs-Verein, 1887-1918).

In addition, 6 titles of newspapers that were part of the project, were protectively microfilmed.
During realization of the project, two main goals were achieved:

  1. Securing and protecting historical newspapers and magazines that were printed on acidic paper which quickly erodes.

  2. Popularization of collections that belong to European cultural heritage by making their copies available along with access to their digitized versions in Digital Library of Wroclaw University.


"Imago Silesiae Inferioris online”. Maps, plans and views of Lower Silesia from collections of Wroclaw University Library. Digitization and access in Internet and "Heritage of Region and Europe”. Cimelia from collections of Wroclaw University Library. Digitization and access in Internet”


Projects realized in Wroclaw University Library since 01.02.2010 to 30.04.2013, co-founded by European Union from European Regional Development Fund, in the framework of Regional Operation Program for Lower Silesia Voivodeship for years 2007-2013, Priority 6: Usage and promotion of tourist and cultural potential of Lower Silesia, Acting 6.4. “Cultural touristic”, Intake 35/K/6.4/2009 “Cultural touristic – popularizing information about heritage of the past – digitization and popularization of resources":


"Imago Silesiae Inferioris online”. Maps, plans and views of Lower Silesia from collections of Wroclaw University Library. Digitization and access in Internet [general information] [description and realization]

Database is available from 30.04.2013 at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/imago/
and from 1.07.2013 also as part of cultural heritage portal:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/


"Heritage of Region and Europe”. Cimelia from collections of Wroclaw University Library. Digitization and access in Internet”

Database is available from 30.04.2013 at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/cymelia/
and from 1.07.2013 also as part of cultural heritage portal:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/


Ornamenta Poloniae Mediaevalia. Medieval art in Poland: catalog of form and detail compared to Europe

Research and development project donated by National Center for Research and Development, time of completion: 01.08.2009 - 30.11.2012.

In the framework of the project the database has been created that contains source material for studying medieval art in Poland (both in national as well as regional and local scope) supplemented by analogical items from other European countries. It will be interesting basis for future researches on artistic relations between Poland and other medieval European countries. It will also help in systematizing and complementing the still scattered and incomplete knowledge of medieval art forms in Poland, as well as will help in gathering scientific materials of proved chronology, which can be very useful for dating antiques, to which dates of origin iare still questionable. Our project becomes a part of a growing number of international cross-disciplinary studies of the sources of European artistic culture.
Besides of descriptions, 27.000 pictures of ornaments and details of medieval Polish and European art were done, that were supplemented by 3.000 general views of objects (architectural / sculptural ensembles, manuscripts, works of arts and crafts, archaeological artifacts) which houses this ornaments and details.

Database is available from 1.07.2013 at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/opm/
and as part of cultural heritage portal at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/

At present time, inter alia, process of indexes’ integration with other databases and changing graphic files identifiers is being conducted. This process will allow inclusion of extensive materials from Silesia region in the typological strings .


Interactive, multimedia Silesian bibliography. Part I. Old prints and books from 19th century from collections of Silesia-Lausitz Cabinet of Wroclaw University Library

Research and development project founded by National Center for Research and Development (time of completion: 01.06.2008 - 31.03.2012).

During realization of the project:

  1. bibliographical description scheme with key-words and electronic application were developed.

  2. bibliographical descriptions and list of illustrations present in prints were created, including:

    • selection and creating of bibliographical descriptions of old prints and monographs published before 1914 from former Silesia-Lausitz Cabinet, that were next entered into NUKAT and local electronic catalogs, divided volumes into single bibliographical entries (in cases of collective works, collections of studies of one author etc.), scanning of front page and table of contents (for items, that weren’t fully digitized, see item 3),

    • marking call numbers to items, creating hyperlinks to:

      • WUL’s electronic catalog (if item has been already entered into it),

      • card of digitized catalog from former Silesia-Lausitz Cabinet’s traditional catalog or to digitized book catalog of Ys,

      • digitized item in Digital Library of Wroclaw University (if item has been already entered into it), preparing of metadata to put them in Digital Library,

      • illustrations from given item that are present in Silesian Iconographic Archive.

    • verification of bibliographical descriptions and correctness of key-words.
      In total, 340 bibliographical descriptions of old prints and the following descriptions for prints from 19th century were made:
      a) bibliographical records: new - 1243 and modified - 25
      b) authority files (KHW): new - 767 and modified - 90
      c) advanced subject headings (RHP): new - 1190 and modified - 73
      d) subject headings (KABA language): new - 73
      e) items’ records: new - 1259

  3. 62 selected prints were digitized completely

At present time personal register and literature one are integrated with same registers developed during the realization of the project Silesian Iconographic Archive and with digitized items that have been developed during the realization of the projects Imago Silesiae Inferioris online”. Maps, plans and views of Lower Silesia from collections of Wroclaw University Library. Digitization and access in Internet" and “Heritage of Region and Europe”. Cimelia from collections of Wroclaw University Library. Digitization and access in Internet".

After completion of integrating process whole bibliography will be available on web page at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/ibs/
and as part of cultural heritage portal at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/


Silesian Iconographic Archive

Research and development project funded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (since 2011 founded by National Center for Research and Development), time of completion: 15.03.2007 - 14.12.2011.

During realization of the project an electronic database has been created, that contains 18.000 digital pictures of 9.360 items (urban complexes, works of architecture, sculptures, paintings, decorative arts, graphics, drawings, documents, seals, coats of arms, archaeological artifacts and others) originated from historical region of Silesia. Every item has been described in form of scientific catalog according to features’ list in accordance to MIDAS (Marburger Administrations, Dokumentations und Administrations-System) Classification prepared by Lutz Heusinger from Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, part of Philipps-Universität Marburg’s Institute of History of Art. In the framework of project, objects from the period to the beginning of the nineteenth century has been processed.

Project has been submitted to the implementation. As part of implementation (from 17.02.2012) the following works have been made:

  • database has been enlarged by 2000 pictures showing over 700 items originated from mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century (2012)

  • service has been moved to more efficient server, that allows viewing illustrations in high resolution (May 2012)

  • help system has been developed and implemented (2012-2013)

Since January 2013 database has been moved to the final internet address, with accordance to new rules of addressing cultural heritage resources.
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/sai/
At present time module: Urban planning, architecture and its equipment is available at the address:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/architektura/
that includes:

  • topographic grid of historical Silesia and neighboring areas

  • urban complexes

  • architectural items (including interiors, their furnishings, architectural detail, etc.)

  • biographies of artists

From the end of April 2013, the module Manuscripts is available.

From the end of June 2013, the integrated databases are available at the following addresses:
Silesian Iconographic Archive:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl/sai
Cultural heritage in Wroclaw University Library’s research:
http://dk.bu.uni.wroc.pl

Software developed during the realization of Silesian Iconographic Archive project is used (after proper adaptations and with new features) in other research-development projects of Wroclaw University Library.


Processing and securing of next part of music manuscripts from Wroclaw University Library




Since 1.10.2009 till 30.04.2010 in the Music Collection Department of Wroclaw University Library, the next part of music manuscripts from the Library has been cataloged thanks to the donation received from the Foundation for Polish- German Cooperation (Fundacja Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej) as well as technical support provided by RISM Zentralredaktion from Frankfurt am Main.

The group of Wroclaw’s musical items that presently belongs to Wroclaw University Library originates from several sources. Items gathered in the Library serve as basis for researches on field of general music history and, due to their specificity and connection with region, also for Silesian music researches.

Continuation of the work in system, in which music materials will be cataloged in unified way, in electronic program prepared by specialists, seems to be one of the most beneficial form of cooperation with scientists.

During the cataloging process several groups of manuscripts originating from Silesia region were processed. Among them, four main groups can be distinguished, that are related with creators active in Wroclaw in 19th century and in the beginning of 20th century. Owners of these collections were the following composers: Gottlob Siegert, Hermann Berthold, Max Ansorge and Max Thomale.

Gottlob Siegert (born 6 May 1789 in Ernsdorf – presently part of Dzierzoniow [Reichenbach], died 1868 in Wroclaw).
Since 1802 he was connected with St. Bernard Church, first as a vocalist, and since1812 as a cantor. He was also a teacher in Holy Spirit city school. In both places he was leading choirs. Siegert used to write down notices on manuscripts with his characteristic handwriting. He always signed his manuscripts. 5 manuscripts that belong to the St. Bernard Church can be clearly distinguished on basis of provenance signs. During researches, next 9 manuscripts originating from his private collection were entered into computer program.

Hermann Berthold (born 14.4.1819 in Dresden – died 20.3.1879 in Wroclaw)
He was connected with St. Bernard Church, first as an organist (from 1854), and later – since 1857 – also as a cantor. He was an author of many sacral scores for orchestra and piano. Among processed items of this composer there were 10 autographs of scores for choir with accompaniment of organs or orchestra. Separated collection of 6 manuscripts of scores for choir with accompaniment of organs or orchestra, that judging by margin notes, were part of his private collection, was also processed during research. His monumental work, Die Hunnenschlacht, for soloist, two choirs and grand symphonic orchestra, was conducted circa 1880 by Wroclaw’s choir Cäcilia.

Max Thomale (born 22.11.1867, died 11.1.1932) was composer and an organist active in Wroclaw. As well educated music and singing teacher in grammar school by St. Mary Magdalene Chuch, on 19.02.1904 he took over position of the cantor in Erlöserkirche Church (it did not survive to our times). During the cataloging process his 29 manuscripts were processed with addition of 4 manuscripts that belonged to his private collection. Majority of these items are scores for vocal with accompaniment of piano, 8 scores for choir and two scores for piano.

Max Ansorge (born 1.10.1862 in Strzegom [Striegau], died 12.5.1940 in Namyslow [Namslau])
He studied in Königliche Hochschule in Berlin in years 1884-1887, since1887 till 1891 he was cantor and organist in St. Jacob Church in Stralslund. In years 1891-1896 he worked as the second organist in St. Bernard Church. In 1896 he was engaged as an organist in Luther Church, were he remained till 1908. During the cataloging process, 82 of his autographs were processed with addition of 4 manuscripts that most likely belong to his private collection. In most cases processed items were scores for vocal with accompaniment of piano or organs and scores for choir.

All listed above music scores were processed in the computer program Kallisto and entered into International Inventory of Musical Sources RISM (Répertoire Internationale des Sources Musicales) database, according to the agreement between the Wroclaw University Library and the Foundation for Polish- German Cooperation.

In the framework of financial support of the Foundation for Polish- German Cooperation, 250 manuscripts were cataloged and they can be found in RISM international database under numbers: 301.009.037 ; 301.009.0340 ; 301.009.0342 ; 301.009.047 – 301.009.099 ; 301.009.106 – 301.009.109 ; 301.009.201 – 301.009.390.

As a result of the Wroclaw University Library’s own financial contribution, 150 manuscripts were cataloged during working hours of the Music Department and they can be found in RISM international database under numbers: 301.009.038 – 301.009.039 ; 301.009.041 ; 301.009.043 – 301.009.046 ; 301.009.100 – 301.009.105 ; 301.009.110 – 301.009.200 ; 301009400 – 9447.

The report from the above listed activities was created after correction and approval of the electronic records by the staff of RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt.


Music manuscripts from collections of University of Wrocław and City Library of Wroclaw (gathered till 1945) – project of merging information about dispersed collections on RISM catalogs’ level

Project is planned to be completed in years 2007-2009. It will be executed by employees of Wroclaw University Library, University of Warsaw Library and representative of Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
The aim of that project on the field of RISM A/II is:

- creation of electronic catalog descriptions of possibly largest number of manuscript collections of Silesian origin (hold in Wroclaw University Library and University of Warsaw Library)
- determination of so called dispersed manuscripts
- simultaneous research of origin and repertoire coordination
On the field of research of liturgical-music sources, an aim of project is:
- creation of database of liturgical-music sources from X till XVI century hold in collections of WUL
- on basis of mention above database, creation of register of liturgical-music sources hold in collections of WUL that will include basic codicological and musicological description
- identification and detailed description of liturgical-music sources from collections of former University of Wroclaw (mostly parts hold in WUL and UoWL)

During realization of that project, it is planned to process collections from:

  • Wroclaw:
    • 54 manuscripts with 480 scores from Piast's Library of Prince Jan Chrystian from Brzeg (Library of Grammar School in Brzeg)

    • 12 manuscripts with circa 600 scores from Bibliotheca Rudolphina collection

    • Stimmen – Sammlung Bohn and Partituren – Sammlung Bohn (96 items from z Music Collection Department of WUL)

    • collections from Wroclaw's music institutions (circa 400 manuscripts units)

    • liturgical-music collections from various departments of WUL

  • Warsaw:
    • manuscript collection from „Sand Island” (830 vol.)

    • manuscript collection from St. Wincent Church (130 vol.)

    • manuscript collection from St. Maciej Church (100 vol.)

    • individual professors collections connected with Dominicans’ centers of Lower Silesia region (circa 210 vol.)

    • author's manuscripts collections (circa 375 vol.)


Project "Portal Wrocławski ruch robotniczy do 1933 roku" (Portal “Wroclaw's laborers' movement till the year 1933”)


German materials, that are stored in Wroclaw University Library and in Library of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation have been digitized and published in internet. All sources in electronic forms physically remained on servers of their home libraries. All materials have been virtually integrated and published in one portal. This project has been donated by Erich Brost in years 2008 and 2009. That donation served for creating one, technical platform and for digitization of existing sources.
http://library.fes.de/breslau/index.htm


Library of former University of Frankfurt (Oder) (1506-1811) – proceeding and digitization of collections preserved in Wroclaw


In October 2003 University of Wrocław and European University Viadrina n Frankfurt (Oder) signed an agreement about joint realization of that project. Main goals of it is to recreate original state of Frankfurt Library, which collections in 1811 were moved to Wroclaw, to recover remaining books from this collection in Wroclaw and to create electronic catalog of them.

Benefits of that project are mutual to both participants. Due to newly created databases, research in history of Frankfurt University can gain new directions, and Wroclaw University Library will gain digital copies of its most precious old collections. Results of digitization will be available in full range and in proper form (CD-ROM, via internet) for scientific purposes to both participants of the project. Digitization of original books will allow their proper protection in the future.

First phase of the project was funded by Viadrina University Frankfurt from its own founds and by Polish-German Cooperation Foundation. First phase of project included:
1. Finding in the storages of Old Prints Department of Wroclaw University Library books remained from Frankfurt University.
2. Searching and scanning proper cards from front page catalog residing in the Wroclaw University Library.
3. Electronic processing of printed catalog of European University Viadrina Frankfurt.
4. Electronic processing of handwritten catalogs of individual items.
5. Creating bibliographical data based on digitized front pages and connecting front pages with proper files in data bank.

In the storages of Old Prints Department of WUL circa 87 thousand volumes were looked through accordingly to Frankfurt's stamps and exlibrises. In the result 5.285 items in 4.094 volumes were identified.
Front pages of selected prints were scanned.
Since January 2009 digital reconstruction of University Library of former Viadrina is available. Visual simulation allows user to move around Library building along virtual bookshelves. When digitization of old prints will be completed, their electronic versions will be integrated into the program.
https://www.europa-uni.de/en/index.html


ENRICH Project

ENRICH Project


ENRICH Project
Enrich/EuropeanaLocal - workshops and presentations

eContentplus is long-term (2005-2008) EU's program, which aim is to increase accessibility and usage of electronic resources in Europe.

ENRICH Project (web page of Project) which acts within eContentplus program, is planned to be completed since the 1st December 2007 till the 30th of November 2009. Its aim is to create basis for "European Cultural Heritage Digital Library” (manuscripts, incunabula, old prints, archive collections). Main objective of project is to coordinate and integrate various types of representations of European cultural heritage. Integration method is based on creating complex electronic documents, which consist of various types of representation of original document. Collections integrated in that way can be widen by content delivered by institutions of memory and could be used by professionals, experts and all interested.


Machsor mechol haschana


W roku 2008 zrealizowany został wspólny projekt BUWr i SLUB -- digitalizacji i prezentacji w Internecie manuskryptu hebrajskiego Machsor, którego cz. I znajduje się w zbiorach SLUB, natomiast cz. II -- w zbiorach BUWr.

W wyniku współpracy Sachsische Landesbibliothek-Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek w Dreźnie i Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej we Wrocławiu powstała Kopia cyfrowa Machsor.

Logo BUWr Logo SLUB Dresden

Wejście do kopii cyfrowej
Część I: Dresden, SLUB, Mscr.Dresd.A.46.a
Wejście przez zbiory cyfrowe SLUB Drezno
Wejście przez Biblotekę Cyfrową Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Część II: Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Ms.or.I1
Wejście przez zbiory cyfrowe SLUB Drezno
Wejście przez Biblotekę Cyfrową Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Machsor („Cykl“) jako żydowski odpowiednik chrzecijańskiego Brewiarza zawiera modlitwy, częściowo śpiewane, na siedem szczególnych Szabatów i innych świąt roku żydowskiego jak również wiersze liturgiczne (Pijutim). Najstarszy Machsor, tzw. Machsor Wormacki (dzisiaj Jerusalem, The Jewish National and University Library, Ms. Heb. 4° 781,1-2) datuje sie na rok 1272/1273.
Ten dwutomowy Codexs, którego cześci przechowywane są obecnie we Wrocławiu i w Dreźnie powstał ok. roku 1290 na obszarze Niemiec południowo-zachodnich (Esslingen?) von Reu’ben i jest przypisywany uczniowi rabiego Meir von Rothenburg (zm. 1293), iluminacja natomiast chrzecijańskiemu artyście.  Postawny format (53 x 38 cm; 293 względnie 300 kart pergaminowych), duże hebrajskie pismo kwadratowe z dosyć dużymi odstępami między wierszami jak również bogato zdobione miniatury i ręcznie pisane notatki liturgiczne wskazują na używanie Codexu w synagodze. W zwązku z dużą ilością stron rękopis, tak jak inne Machsorim, został oprawiony w dwa tomy.
Część pierwsza (SLUB Dresden, Mscr.Dresd.A.46.a) zawiera teksty liturgiczne na święto Szabatu „Purim“,
„Pessach“ i „Schawout”.Część druga (BUWr Wrocław, Ms.Or.I 1) natomiast liturgię świąt szabatowych „Rosch haschana“, „Jom Kippur“ i „Sukkot“.

machsor

SLUB Drezno,
Mscr.Dresd.A.46.a, Bl. 202v: Miniatura na święto tygodnia (Schawuot). U góry: na górze Synaj, przy wtórze trąb Mojżesz otrzymuje z ręki Boga tablice z dziesięcioma przykazaniami  i przekazuje je dalej Aronowi. U dołu: kapłani i przedstawiciele ludu izraelskiego stoją z rękoma  podniesionymi w stronę Tory


Niektóre notatki w części wrocławskiej powołują się na liturgiczne tradycje gminy wormskiej. Czas rozdzielenia obu częście jest jak dotąd  nieznany.  Najstarsze wspomnienie części drezdeńskiej znajduje się w „Catalogus manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Electoralis“ z roku 1755 (SLUB, Bibl.Arch.I.B,Vol.132,Nr. 211). Część wrocławska, wg. inskrypcji z roku 1595, należała do Magister Gregor Grunow, 1595-1613 kaznodzieji  w Górzycy (Göritz) niedaleko Frankfurtu nad Odrą skąd w roku 1811 wraz ze zbiorami rozwiązanego Uniwersytetu Viadrina dotarła do Wrocławia.

BUWr/Wrocław
Ms.Or.I 1, Bl. 46v: Miniatura Święta Noworocznego (Rosch ha-Schana): na lewo u góry Abraham prowadzi swojego syna Izaaka na góre, przy początku której pozostawia swoje sługi z załadowanym drewnem osłem. Na górze po prawej Anioł Boży uniemożliwia Abrahamowi złożenie swojego syna w ofierze na ołtarzu. Anioł trzyma mocno miecz Abrahama i jednocześnie wskazuje na baranka jako ofiarę zastępczą.



Bestandsaufnahme und Geschichte des Jacob-Böhme-Fonds

Since 2002 Wroclaw University Library has participated in that 3-year project led by Bibliotheca Hermetica (Amsterdam) and International Jacob Boehme Institute (IJBI) in Görlitz. Aim of the project is to recover manuscripts and prints of Jacob Böhme and his apprentices that originating from Linz Archive which was dispersed during the Second World War. Next step is bibliographical processing of that materials and recreating their history. In WUL, circa 500 manuscript units were identified. Research works have been finished and in October 2007 in Bibliotheca Hermetica (Amsterdam) an exhibition and conference concerning Jackob Boehme were organized. As a results of project’s research works the book “Jacob Boheme road in the world” was published.


Project "Preservation of European cultural heritage – digitization and microfilming of chosen Silesian newspapers, endangered by paper acidification, from collections of Wroclaw University Library”.

After finishing in 2006 project „Preservation of European cultural heritage – protective microfilming, digitization and popularization of chosen, popular Silesian periodicals from 19th century from collections of Wroclaw University Library”, WUL has engaged in another project that is mostly funded by The Leopold Kronenberg Foundation.
Mission of this Foundation is to assist activities on behalf of common welfare, inter alia in the field of education, culture and art. Forwarded by Wroclaw University Library project fit into field of interest of Foundation's program "Cultural heritage and tradition” and was accepted and granted financial support.

Wroclaw University Library is repository of knowledge about Silesia region. Here there are periodicals published since 18th century and the largest in the whole world collection of pre-war, German and Polish newspapers published in Silesia region. Amount of library materials collected in University Library is tremendous and popularity of that source is still growing.
Main goals of project (realization term: 5.11.2007 – 30.10.2008) are:

  • securing and protecting chosen historical newspapers and periodicals that were printed on acid paper which quickly erodes,

  • popularization of collections that belong to European cultural heritage by increase of accessibility to their copies and their presentation in conjunction with access to their digitized versions in Digital Library of Wroclaw University.

Microfilming of newspapers and periodicals allows secure priceless collections. Digitization allows gain easy and modern access to historical writings in form of digitized pictures. Their presentation in Digital Library will increase promotion of vast collections of Wroclaw University Library.


"New organization of scientific library – free access to library resources” in Freie Universität Berlin Library

From „Lifelong Learning Programme” in the framework of Mobile Programs of EU - Wroclaw University Library was granted financial support for the project „New organization of scientific library – free access to library sources”. Owning to that project two librarians from Wroclaw University Library: one from Scientific Information Department and the second one from Silezia-Lausitz Cabinet were sent to the internship to the Freie Universität Berlin Library. Project was realized within Leonardo da Vinci Programme (PL/07/LLP – LdV/PLM/140128) and lasted since 6th of January 2008 till 29th of February 2008.
Aim of that project was to profit from experiences of Freie Universität Berlin Library in the organizational field of library with free access to collections and using this knowledge in planning of organizational structure of University Library in the new library building.
Eight weeks practice was conducted in several libraries: Freie Universität Berlin Library (FUB), FUB Philology Library and other libraries in Berlin and Potsdam.
In first week interns were familiarized with organizational structure of Freie Universität Berlin’s Library, features of ALEPH system as well as role and duties of subject librarians. In second week they learned about work of storage, local lending and interlibrary lending department. Third week was dedicated to scientific information department and reading room duties.
Although institution that organized internship was Freie Universität Berlin Library, interns also visited other Brandeburg's libraries that proved to be useful for overall goal of the practice. They were in: Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Zentral – und Landesbibliothek Berlin and HFF Library in Potsdam (Die Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg). In sixth week of stay interns visited FUB Philology Library that is model example of library with free access to collections. They learned about RVK classification system and its functioning within library as well as about duties concerning re-classification of books from old to new classification scheme, that is done by local students.
In the last week interns were offered individual programs, accordant to their personal preferences. One was familiarized with standard long-term archiving program (DINI) and with program of digitization of old and present publication of University at Erwin Schrödinger Center that function under jurisdiction of Humboldt State University Library (Arbeitsgruppe Elektronisches Publizieren). The second one underwent practice in Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) that serves as Reference Center for Multimedia and e-learning. Aim of internship at CeDiS was to learn about specific methods of e-learning usage at Freie Universität Berlin. It is used for presentation of didactical materials – academic teachers are publishing their lectures on web page and employees of CeDiS help them in preparation of e-learning courses, secure access to Blackboard platform and train them in its usage. Practice includes also presentation of Distributed Campus project.
Interns prepared multimedia presentation, to share gained information with other employees of WUL.


"Preservation of European cultural heritage – protective microfilming, digitization and popularization of chosen, popular Silesian periodicals from 19th century from collections of Wroclaw University Library"

Project was conducted since 1.10.2005 till 15.11.2006 and was mostly funded by The Leopold Kronenberg Foundation – organization founded in 1996, on the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Commerce Bank in Warsaw. Mission of Foundation is to assist activities on behalf of common welfare in the fields of education, culture and art, accordant to activities of founder of Bank - Leopold Kronenberg. University's project fit into field of interest of Foundation's program "Cultural heritage and tradition” and was accepted and granted financial support as very interesting and valuable.
Aim of that project was to secure and protect chosen historic newspapers that are invaluable source materials for Silesia history.
Donation of The Leopold Kronenberg Foundation was also spent on:

- protective microfilming,
- scanning from originals,
- electronic processing of digital pictures,
- entering metadata to files,
- archiving on CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs,
- publicizing information in internet.

Owning to this endeavor, readers will have wide and functional access to collections.
During conduction of project, following titles were microfilmed:

Anzeiger für Zobten am Berge, Zobten am Berge 1909-1941 (with breaks)
Illustrierte Wochenbeilage der Schlesischen Zeitung, Berlin 1924-1927, from no. 14 from 1927 change of title: Illustrierte Schlesische Zeitung, Breslau 1927-1934
Breslauer Gericht Zeitung, Breslau 1897-1942
Neisser Zeitung
Ottmachauer Zeitung
Grottkauer Zeitung
Neumarktrer Kreisblatt

During conduction of project, following titles were digitized:

Anzeiger für Zobten am Berge, Zobten am Berge 1909-1941 (with breaks)
Illustrierte Wochenbeilage der Schlesischen Zeitung, Berlin 1924-1927, from no. 14 from 1927 change of title: Illustrierte Schlesische Zeitung, Breslau 1927-1934
Breslauer Gericht Zeitung, Breslau 1897-1942
[Menzel Karl Adolf], Topographische Chronik von Breslau, Bd.1-2, Breslau 1805-1807,
Breslauische Horcher, Breslau 1800-1802,
Breslauische Erzähler, Breslau 1800-1809,
Neuer Breslauischer Erzähler 1810-1812.

Listed above titles are available in Special Collections Reading Room in form of microfilms or digitized files and Illustrierte Wochenbeilage der Schlesischen Zeitung and Breslauer Gericht Zeitung could be accessed in Digital Library of UoWr.


Bibliotheca Sonans


Project was conducted as a part of “Culture 2000 Program” and has been completed within period of one year: since 1.09.2004 till 30.08.2005.

Coordinator of that project was Wroclaw's Carmelites choir - Cantores Minores Wratislavienses, and coorganizers: Wroclaw University Library, University Library Graz and National Library in Prague. Aim of that project was to: support common cultural heritage of many nations, protect and popularize archive and antiques of music and promote mutual cultural knowledge. It was planned in form of moving exhibitions, concerts – vernissage and expositions in electronic form in internet. “Bibliotheca Sonans” project has been divided into three stages:

1) restoration, conservation and digitization of music antiques from participating libraries:
- Wroclaw (Poland) – Wroclaw University Library (inter alia incunabula collection – oldest prints published before 1501, music collection from so called Bibliotheca Rudolphina from Legnica, music manuscripts from St. Elizabeth Church in Wroclaw)
- Graz (Austria) - Karl-Franzens-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek
- Prague (Czech Republic) - Narodni Knihovna CR
2) exhibitions and concerts:
Wroclaw – Oratorium Marianum in Main Building of University of Wrocław and in other cities: co-ordinators of project – Graz (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic) and partners of project – Bratislava (Slovakia), Brasov (Romania)
3) recording of music antiques, preparation of internet web page (electronic version of exhibition), preparation of exhibitions’ catalogs and sending them to one hundred European libraries, that signed agreement for publication exchange with Wroclaw University Library.

Aim of the project was to: support common cultural heritage of many nations, protect and popularize archive and antiques of music and promote mutual cultural knowledge.

More information about project summary was published on EBIB's web page.


Documentation of project realization and photos from exhibitions ould be viewed on Wroclaw University Library web page.
Completed project could be viewed in Digital Library of WU.


Research on chosen map series of Lower Silesia region from second half of 19th and first half of 20th century as reflection of terrain changes, processed in VIRTUA computer system

Project has been conducted since 7.10.2003 till 6.10.2006 and was entirely funded by State Committee for Scientific Research. Aim of that project was selection of cartographic materials that were subject of research, creation of databases and authority subject headings needed for map bibliographical descriptions. During realization of project topographic and map series of Lower Silesia region from second half of 19th and first half of 20th century were processed.
For purpose of project realization computer equipment was bought.


Bibliotheca Corviniana Digitalis

Coordinatior of that project was National Library in Bucharest that was willing to recreate Maciej Korwin's collection and to present it in electronic version. For that purpose in 2003, Wroclaw University Library has delivered to National Library in Bucharest scanned manuscript that is held in collections of WUL.


Common European heritage – protection and increasing accessibility to antiques of writing from Polish-German cultural border in Polish libraries.

In years 1997 – 2002 Wroclaw University Library took part in greatest joint project of Polish and German libraries. Aim of that project was to select Silesian, Pomeranian and Prussian prints, microfilming them and processing them in electronic databases form catalog of microfilmed prints from 16th to 18th century that were published in Silesia, Pomeranian and East Prussia regions. Program for processing and microfilming included:

1) Old prints from period 1501-1800,
2) Newspapers and periodicals from 19th and 20th century,
3) Jewish periodicals and in Yiddish language,
4) chosen masons prints from Adam Mickiewicz University Library.

In realization of that project participated: National Library in Warsaw, that later included in the project collections of The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Wroclaw University Library, Pomeranian Repository in Szczecin, Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences, that choose to commission microfilming to outside company. From German side partner of project was Bavarian State Library in Munich.

Project was initiated and partially funded (circa 250 thousand euro) by Robert Bosch Foundation. But main financial support was received, with help of Robert Bosch Foundation, from Polish-German Cooperation Foundation in Warsaw (PGCF) that finally granted circa 2 million euro for realization of project.

During conducting of project 40,106 old prints and 5,486 volumes of newspapers and periodicals have been microfilmed on almost 5,100.000 microfilm stills. All of listed above materials (and many others) were also cataloged. PGCF funded during realization of project 20 regular posts and created microfilm workshops in: Warsaw, Wroclaw and Szczecin, equipping them with eight of highest value cameras. Foundation also bought 16 computers for libraries in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Szczecin, Gdansk and Poznan.

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek received so far 5,000 reels of microfilms along with catalog descriptions from Polish libraries, that were entered into their inside catalog.

Merging and unification of catalog databases from four libraries: National Library in Warsaw, Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw University Library and Pomeranian Repository in Szczecin were done by team from Section for Cataloging of Wroclaw University Library's Old Prints Department under the lead of Weronika Karlak. Merged database contained circa 35 thousand unified microfilms descriptions, including 17,070 descriptions of 16,006 microfilmed items from Wroclaw University Library, 14,500 descriptions of microfilmed items from National Library in Warsaw, 2,500 descriptions of microfilmed items from Pomeranian Repository in Szczecin and 2,500 descriptions of microfilmed items from Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Merged database is base for central electronic catalog of those descriptions that resides on on server of Wroclaw University Library. Besides of this, descriptions were also sent to European Register of Microfilm Masters (EROM – now called: The European Register of Microform and Digital Masters – EROMM). In this way, main goal of project has been completed: “availability of collections”, that mainly focus on information about localization of materials. As final stage of project, CD-ROM "Wspólne dziedzictwo europejskie. Druki XVI-XVIII w. ze zbiorów Biblioteki Narodowej, Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej we Wrocławiu, Książnicy Pomorskiej w Szczecinie i Biblioteki Gdańskiej PAN. Katalog mikrofilmów (Common European heritage. Prints from 16th to 18th century in collections of National Library in Warsaw, Wroclaw University Library, Pomeranian Repository in Szczecin and Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Microfilm catalog)" was published with active participation of W. Karlak from Wroclaw University Library.

During realization of the project, within every fragmentary agreement some funds for print conservation were secured. As a result of this, in years 1998-2000, from received funds, Special Collections’ Conservation Workshop of Wroclaw University Library renovated 159 volumes of old prints.


Author's project of prof. dr. Klaus Garber – microfilming and microfiching of leaflet prints from WUL's collections.

In years 1993-1997 Wroclaw University Library cooperated with University of Osnabrück during realization of project of prof. dr. Klaus Garber. Aim of that project was to: select, microfilm and later microfiche leaflets, mostly congratulatory, prints from Library's collections. For purpose of project, access to inventory was granted, as well as to about 100 thousand prints, among which circa 24 thousand has been microfilmed.
As a result of that project multivolume publication "Handbuch des personalnen Gelegenheitsschrüfttums in europäischen Bibliotheken und Archiven" was published. Wroclaw University Library's collection (about 1410 microfiches) is presented in eight volumes:

  • Bd. 1-2. Universitätsbibliothek Breslau. Abt. 1 Stadtbibliothek Breslau (Rehdigeriana / St.Elisabeth). T. 1-2. Hildesheim 2001

  • Bd. 9-11. Universitätsbibliothek Breslau. Abt. 2 Stadtbibliothek Breslau (St.Bernhardin). T. 1-3. Hildesheim 2003

  • Bd. 17-18. Universitätsbibliothek Breslau. Abt. 3 Stadtbibliothek Breslau (St. Maria Magdalena). T. 1-2.  Hildesheim 2005

  • Bd. 19. Universitätsbibliothek Breslau. Abt. 4 Bestände aus Liegnitz und Brieg. T. 1. Hildesheim 2007


Protective microfilming of chosen German old prints from Wroclaw University Library - Sicherungsverfilmung ausgewählter deutschsprachiger Altbestände in Universitätsbibliothek Breslau

In years 1992 – 1996 Wroclaw University Library cooperated with Philipps-Universität Marburg on the field of protective microfilming of German old prints. Administer of this project was prof. dr Rudolf Lenz.

Jointly 8,515 items were microfilmed, mostly chosen form collection of incunabula from Brzeg Library and Bibliotheca Rudolphina. As a result of this project, paper card catalog has been created and computer database in Allegro program. For completion of the project Library has been equipped with one computer station and one camera for print filming.
During conduction of the project renovation of 150 incunabula from Old Prints Department has been funded. Conservation has been preformed by employees of Special Collections’ Conservation Workshop of Wroclaw University Library.


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