Digital library (product)

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The digital library is a series of digital text editions published between 1997 and 2007 by Directmedia Publishing in the form of CD and DVD-ROMs .

Example view of the library management with some volumes installed under Windows
Example view of an opened tape with table of contents and text area
Example view of the MacDigibib 2 with an open dictionary

Origin and general

Initially, the series only specialized in humanities texts; the first volumes contained public domain texts from prose and poetry from the Enlightenment to the beginning of Expressionism and philosophical texts from antiquity to Nietzsche . Only in the course of the years were other text genres added: For example, old, meanwhile also public domain encyclopedias such as Brockhaus' little conversation encyclopedia , but also reference works still subject to copyright, were published. Some, albeit more expensive, editions also contain facsimiles of the underlying book editions.

Both the motto of the series, "CD-ROMs for people who read books" , as well as statements in various prefaces of individual volumes show that the digital library is not intended to replace the respective book editions or books in general. Rather, research and development aids should be made available that are only made possible through the use of the computer. For this reason, it provided that in a band around the digital edition of a book edition is, each one Sigel attached list and usually a verbatim pages concordance , thus ensuring the citation.

Many volumes are also available to download for a fee. You then receive a data package that can be opened with the library software and which can otherwise be handled like the CD-ROM version.

The digital library series has been discontinued since 2007. The subsequent volumes are called and contain both new publications and editions out of print in the previous series. Another series called the Kleine Digitale Bibliothek has been available since autumn 2007 .

Reading software

To view the volumes, the free but proprietary software Digibib is required, which is available for Microsoft Windows (95 through Windows 10). In addition to the free version 4.01.350, which, among other things, enables research in the directory, full text or people in individual volumes or in the entire inventory, a paid version 5.0 is also available. It differs from the previous version in the ability to export selected extracts for various electronic reading devices ( e-books ). In addition, PDFs and editable text files can be generated (e.g. DOC, TXT, RTF). Furthermore, with the help of the digital library 5, the content of the works can be placed on a domestic server so that the entire database can be accessed from outside using a laptop or smartphone .

The Windows version can be run under Linux using WINE . For Mac OS X there is the so-called MacDigibib , whose version 2.1 (as of January 2008) has only rudimentary functions in addition to undocumented library management.

Main series

The main series contains the following volumes:

Volume numbers 160, 162 and 163 were not assigned. Volumes 13 and 14 were removed from the publishing program after the first edition had been sold off, as no license could be acquired for a new edition.

More rows

In addition to the main series, various side series appeared as part of the digital library .

The rows are structured according to their abbreviated designation and consecutive numbering as follows:

  • DBSOxx = DigiBib special volumes
  • DBSKxx = DigiBib spectrum
  • DBHMxx = digital books that everyone must have
  • DBSPxx = DigiBib special
  • TYPKKxx = The Yorck Project - art for connoisseurs
  • KDBxx = Small digital library
  • DBWBGx = Scientific Book Society
  • DSBxx = DigiBib student library
  • HWPHxx = Historical Dictionary of Philosophy
  • QPxx = source philosophy
  • QGxx = German literature sources

DBSOxx: special volumes

  • DBSO01: Masterpieces of German poets and thinkers. Directmedia, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-932544-65-X
  • DBSO02: The digital library of philosophy. Directmedia, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-86150-617-3
  • DBSO03: Election 2002: party statutes , party programs , election statistics Directmedia 2002, ISBN 3-932544-90-0
  • DBSO04: Walter Krämer, Denis Krämer, Götz Trenkler: The digital lexicon of popular errors. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-83-8
  • DBSO05: Kamasutra - The Art of Love. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-60-9
  • DBSO06: Hanswilhelm Haefs, The digital manual of useless knowledge. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-79-X
  • DBSO07: Austrian literature from Grillparzer to Schnitzler. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-61-7
  • DBSO08: What You Need To Know About Science Today. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-78-1
  • DBSO09: The digital library of German poetry. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-86150-606-8
  • DBSO10: Kant: Works. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-014-0
  • DBSO11: 5000 masterpieces of photography. identical to TYP08, Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-936122-17-2
  • DBSO12: 25,000 masterpieces. identical to TYP09, Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-86150-622-X
  • DBSO13: The Digital Library of English and American Literature. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-86150-624-6
  • DBSO14: Lykke Aresin , Kurt Starke : Lexicon of eroticism. Paul Frischauer , Gottfried Lischke, Angelika Tramitz: World history of eroticism. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-015-9
  • DBSO15: Thomas Nauerth: Reference Library for Christian Peace Theology . Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-013-2
  • DBSO16: Giacomo Girolamo Casanova: Story of my life . Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-012-4
  • DBSO17: Peter Wicke: Lexicon of Popular Music. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-011-6
  • DBSO18: The digital library of German fairy tales and legends. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-86150-708-0
  • DBSO19: Discoveries 1: New authors introduce themselves. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN unknown
  • DBSO20: Wolfgang Emmerich: Brief literary history of the GDR. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-067-1
  • DBSO21: Manfred Hardt: History of Italian Literature. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-068-X
  • DBSO22: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: A History of Spanish Literature. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-069-8
  • DBSO23: Martin Kunzler : Jazz Lexicon. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-018-3
  • DBSO24: Samuel Hahnemann: The Birth of Homeopathy. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-016-7
  • DBSO25: Discoveries 2 :. New authors are introducing themselves. Directmedia, Berlin 2004.
  • DBSO26: Andreas Ommer: Directory of all opera complete recordings . Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-032-9
  • DBSO27: Eberhard Wormer: New Large Lexicon - Medicine & Health. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-035-3
  • DBSO28: The great TV feature film film dictionary . Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-036-1
  • DBSO29: Nicolette Bohn: Lexicon of sects and psychogroups. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-033-7
  • DBSO30: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Life and Work. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-034-5
  • DBSO31: Legendary Lexicons. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-001-9
  • DBSO32: Classics of Indian Philosophy. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-037-X
  • DBSO33: Joachim Ritter: Historical dictionary of philosophy . Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-7965-2685-3
  • DBSO34: Friedrich Pfäfflin: Karl Kraus - The torch. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-598-40705-X

DBSKxx: spectrum

DBHMxx: Books that everyone must have

DBSPxx: special

  • DBSP02: Istituto Storico Domenicano: Constitutiones et Acta Ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorum. Directmedia, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-932544-68-4
  • DBSP03: German single-leaf woodcuts . Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-69-2
  • DBSP04: Samuel Hahnemann, Collected Works. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-75-7
  • DBSP05: Russian literature from Nestor to Mayakovsky. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-76-5

TYPExx: The Yorck Project

In the The Yorck Project is the Society for image archiving , based in Berlin.

  • TYPE01: 10,000 painting masterpieces. Directmedia, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-936122-20-2
  • TYPE02: 10,000 postcards - Germany in old postcards. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-936122-24-5
  • TYPE03: 5,000 picture postcards from around 1900. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-936122-27-X
  • TYPE04: Bernhard Jussen: Liebig's collecting pictures - complete edition of series 1 to 1138. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-640-0
  • TYPE05: 5,000 drawings. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932544-72-2
  • TYPE06: 5,000 historical cityscapes from Germany. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-936122-26-1
  • TYPE07: 5,000 masterpieces of European printmaking. Directmedia, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-936122-16-4
  • TYPE08: 5,000 masterpieces of 19th century photography. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-936122-17-2
  • TYPE09: 25,000 masterpieces: paintings, drawings, graphics. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-603-5
  • TYPE11: Icons of the Orthodox Church. Directmedia, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-936122-21-0
  • TYPE12: Japanese art of the Edo period. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-936122-23-7
  • TYPE13: caricatures. Time criticism with a joke. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-936122-18-0
  • TYPE14: The Bible in Art: From Creation to Revelation. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-632-5
  • TYPE15: Masterpieces of Erotic Art. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-335-5
  • TYPE16: The large dpa image archive: around 2200 high-resolution photos that moved the world. Directmedia, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-936122-34-2
  • TYPE17: unknown
  • TYPE18: Archives of the masters: William Turner: digital directory of works. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-936122-63-6
  • TYPE19: Archives of the masters: Caspar David Friedrich: The paintings. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-936122-61-X
  • TYPE20: Archives of the masters: El Greco: The paintings. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-936122-62-8
  • TYPE21: Federal Archives: For Peace and Socialism: Posters by the parties and mass organizations of the GDR. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-936122-36-9
  • TYPE22: Gustav Klimt - Works. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-936122-64-0
  • TYPE23: unknown
  • TYPE24: unknown
  • TYP25 / TYP26: 40,000 masterpieces: painting, graphics, drawing; the largest art collection you can buy! (2 DVD-ROM) Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-936122-35-0

TYPKKxx: The Yorck Project 'Art for Connoisseurs'

KDBxxx: The Small Digital Library

In addition to new material, this series consists of new editions of already published material.

  • KDB001: 1001 poems that everyone must have. corresponds to DBHM04
  • KDB002: Ulf Diederichs: Who's who in fairy tales , Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-302-7
  • KDB003: Markus A. Rothschild: The most incredible cases of forensic medicine. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-303-4
  • KDB004: The design dictionary . corresponds to TYPKK07
  • KDB005: 1,000 paintings that everyone must have. corresponds to DBHM05
  • KDB006: 100 works of philosophy that everyone must have corresponds to DBHM03
  • KDB007: Kurt Pätzold: Adolf Hitler - A political biography. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-307-2
  • KDB008: 100 Novels Everyone Must Have. corresponds to DBHM01
  • KDB009: Peter Calvocoressi : Who's who in der Bibel , Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-309-6
  • KDB010: Jacob Burckhardt: Greek cultural history. already contained in volume 55 of the main series. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-310-2
  • KDB011: Masterpieces of Impressionism. corresponds to TYPKK03
  • KDB012: Masterpieces of the Renaissance. corresponds to TYPKK01
  • KDB013: Kurt Pätzold: Steps to the gallows - life paths before the Nuremberg judgments. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-313-3
  • KDB014: Gerhard Fink: Who's who in the ancient mythology , Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-314-0
  • KDB015: 1,000 drawings that everyone must have. corresponds to DBHM06
  • KDB016: 100 plays that everyone must have. corresponds to DBHM02
  • KDB017: Silke Leopold: Who's who in the opera , Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-317-1
  • KDB018: Kurt Pätzold: Rudolf Heß - The man at Hitler's side. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-318-8
  • KDB019: Hansjürgen Blinn: Masterpieces of erotic literature. Directmedia, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89853-536-3
  • KDB020: 1,000 fairy tales and legends that everyone should have. corresponds to DBHM08
  • KDB021: Masterpieces of Landscape Painting. corresponds to TYPKK05
  • KDB022: Theodor Mommsen: Roman history. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-322-5
  • KDB023: 100 English Classics Everyone Must Have. corresponds to DBHM07
  • KDB024: Masterpieces of the Baroque. corresponds to TYPKK02
  • KDB025: Lexicon of the Graphic Arts. corresponds to TYPKK08
  • KDB026: Masterpieces of Portrait Painting. corresponds to TYPKK06
  • KDB027: Masterpieces of Still Life. corresponds to TYPKK04
  • KDB028: Kamasutra corresponds to DBSO05
  • KDB029: 100 works of world literature that everyone must have. corresponds to DBHM10
  • KDB030: Rudolf Eisler: Philosopher Lexicon . already included in volume 3 of the main series. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-330-0
  • KDB031: 100 opera libretti that everyone must have. already contained in volume 57 of the main series.
  • KDB032: Masterpieces of Romanticism. corresponds to TYPKK09
  • KDB033: The Beginnings of Photography. corresponds to TYPKK10
  • KDB034: Alexander Wheelock Thayer: Ludwig van Beethoven's life. already contained in volume 103 of the main series. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-334-8
  • KDB035: Masterpieces of Erotic Art. corresponds in TYP15
  • KDB036: Masterpieces of Christian Art. corresponds to TYPKK12, Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-336-2
  • KDB037: Interiors in Art. corresponds to TYPKK13
  • KDB038: The Life of Richard Wagner. essentially corresponds to DB107
  • KDB039: Animal Representations in Art. corresponds to TYPKK14
  • KDB040: Mozart. corresponds to DB130
  • KDB041: 1000 love poems. corresponds to DBHM09
  • KDB042: Immanuel Kant. Corresponds to DBSO10
  • KDB043: Johann Gustav Droysen: History of Hellenism. already contained in volume 55 of the main series. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-343-0
  • KDB044: Peter Walther: German colonies in color photographs. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-344-7
  • KDB045: Konrad Lorenz: Of animals and people. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-345-4
  • KDB046: Wilhelm Busch: Collected Works. corresponds to volume 74 of the main series. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-346-1
  • KDB047: Ernst R. Sandvoss: History of Philosophy. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-347-8
  • KDB048: Erhard Gorys: Lexicon of the Saints. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-348-5
  • KDB049: Christoph Bausenwein: The secret of football. On the trail of a phenomenon. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-349-2
  • KDB050: Siegfried Tesche: James Bond: Die Welt des 007. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-350-8
  • KDB051: Horst Schaub: Pedagogical Dictionary. corresponds to volume 65 of the main series.
  • KDB052: Lexicon of Sects. corresponds to special volume 29.
  • KDB054: Dictionary of History. corresponds to volume 71 of the main series.
  • KDB055: The Buddha's speeches. corresponds to volume 86 of the main series.
  • KDB056: Archeology Dictionary. corresponds to volume 82 of the main series.
  • KDB057: Adventure Language
  • KDB058: Dictionary of Psychology. corresponds to volume 83 of the main series.
  • KDB059: Friedrich Nietzsche: Works. corresponds to volume 31 of the main series.
  • KDB062: The Luther Bible. corresponds to volume 29 of the main series.
  • KDB063: Brehm's animal life . corresponds to volume 76 of the main series.

QGxx: Digital Library Sources German Studies

  • Three CDs in a slipcase, Directmedia, Berlin 2004 (listing in the catalog of the German National Library: [1] )
  • QG01: Sources German Studies: Romanticism
  • QG02: Sources German Studies: Classic
  • QG02: Sources German Studies: Sensibility , Sturm und Drang

QPxx: Digital Library Sources Philosophy

  • QP01: Sources Philosophy: Greco-Roman Antiquity. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-071-X
  • QP02: Sources philosophy: empiricism, skepticism, rationalism, French enlightenment. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-072-8
  • QP03: Sources Philosophy: German Idealism. Directmedia, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-073-6

ZENOxxx: digital library

In this series, numerous publications from the previous series, but also independent volumes were published.

  • ZENO009: Karl Ernst Georges: Latin-German / German-Latin - detailed Latin-German concise dictionary, small German-Latin concise dictionary, facsimile and full text corresponds to volume 69 of the main series.
  • ZENO011: Heinrich Zille : Works and writings all caricature editions ; the entire literary work, Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86640-711-4
  • ZENO012: Bernhard Jussen: Advertising collection pictures - pictures from the years 1870 - 1970 with historical themes. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86640-712-1
  • ZENO013: Nicolas Lemery: Complete Lexicon of Materials Translation of the 3rd edition. von 1721, Neusatz and facsimile, Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86640-713-8
  • ZENO014: Juliane Peters: ridicule and agitation - anti-Semitic postcards 1893-1945. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86640-714-5
  • ZENO015: Joseph Riepel: Musiktheoretische Quellen 1750-1800. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-615-8
  • ZENO016: Édouard Manet: Digital directory of works. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-616-5
  • ZENO019: Peter Walther: Germany in early color photographs. more than 1400 color photos from 1913 - 1930, Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86640-719-0
  • ZENO020: Andreas Ommer: Directory of all complete opera recordings from 1907 to the present. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86640-720-6
  • ZENO021: Giorgio Vasari: Lives of the most distinguished painters, sculptors and builders, from Cimabue to the year 1567. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-621-9
  • ZENO022: Robert Blum: General theater lexicon or encyclopedia of everything worth knowing for stage performers, amateurs and theater fans, new edition 1846, new sentence and facsimile. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-622-6
  • ZENO023: Werner Tikiüstenmacher with Lothar J. Seiwert: simplify your life , Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86640-723-7
  • ZENO024: Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling: The history of the German national soccer team. Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-624-0
  • ZENO025: Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling: The history of the European football championship. Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-625-7
  • ZENO034: Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Wander: German Proverbs Lexicon 250,000 proverbs and sayings, Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-634-9
  • ZENO039: Martin Luther: Gesammelte Werke : Edited by Kurt Aland, Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-639-4
  • ZENO050: 40,000 masterpieces : paintings, drawings, graphics, Directmedia, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-89853-650-9 (2CD: ZENO050 part 1 painting, ZENO051 part 2 drawing, graphics)
  • ZENOSO01: Victor von Röll: Encyclopedia of the Railway System . Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-89853-091-0
  • ZENOSO02: Bernhard Grzimek (Ed.): Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom , complete edition, 13 volumes and 3 supplementary volumes, Directmedia, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86150-871-7

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Description of the Digibib 5 reading software at