Goettingen digitization center

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A GDZ scanner in action

The Göttingen Digitization Center (GDZ) is an institution of the Goettingen State and University Library (SUB Goettingen) for retro-digitization and long-term archiving of historical book collections. It was established in 1997. Under the leadership of Elmar Mittler , under the direction of Norbert Lossau, with funds from the German Research Foundation, it was expanded into an international competence and service center for libraries and scientific institutions in the field of retro-digitization.

The most important projects of the GDZ include the GUTENBERG DIGITAL project with the digitization and indexing of the Göttingen Gutenberg Bible , participation in the DigiZeitschriften service and, with the DigiWunschbuch, the chargeable digitization of books from the Goettingen SUB inventory (or submissions) on behalf of Individuals and / or corporations. The digital collections of the GDZ contain autobiographies, travel writings (Itineraria), maps, mathematics, North America , Sibirica , the history of science, zoology and miscellaneous items as well as unique collections from the 17th and 18th centuries. In total, more than 17,000 titles and 10 million pages have been digitized so far (as of 2013, 60,000 titles as of 2016, 15 million pages, as of 2017).

The technical equipment of the GDZ currently (as of October 2010) comprises nine scanners , including five table scanners, a scan robot , a book scanner, a card scanner and a Graz book table .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Klaus Gantert: Basic librarianship . 9th edition. de Gruyter, ISBN 978-3-11-032150-0 , p. 503 , p. 114 .
  2. Homepage of the GDZ. Retrieved February 21, 2018 .