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"Dialog mit Bibliotheken": new issue published

Cover der aktuellen Ausgabe "Dialog mit Bibliotheken"

The new edition of "Dialog mit Bibliotheken" ("Dialogue with Libraries") has been published in time for the Library Congress and Book Fair in Leipzig. Stephan Bartholmei explores how the cultural hackathon "Coding da Vinci" has developed over the past four years and what the future of this unique format might hold. Sarah Eimer and Christa Baumgartner report on two current projects at the German National Library that demonstrate how digitisation protects originals and their content from being forgotten. In the third part of the series on the permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive, Sylvia Asmus examines the use of language and its development in exile. Other topics include: the survey results on catalogue usage, the expanded licensing service for out-of-commerce works (VW-LiS), and the events and exhibitions programme of the German National Library in honour of the 100-year anniversary of Bauhaus.

In addition to the print edition, "Dialog" can also be downloaded as a free online publication.

Jan Tschichold – a once-in-a-century typographer? Insights into his legacy // Temporary Exhibition at the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // Exhibition opening: Monday, 18 March 2019, 19:30

Ausschnitt aus dem Plakat zur Ausstellung

Although never a member of the Bauhaus movement himself, the Leipzig-born typographer and poster and book designer Jan Tschichold (1902–1974) is regarded as one of the major champions of functional typography. His works have become classics of graphic design and still inspire people today. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, the German Museum of Books and Writing is temporarily exhibiting typographical milestones in the life’s work of Tschichold, a “zig-zag” through the century of printing arts.

Wallstein Verlag will publish an accompanying volume on the exhibition, which can be purchased at the museum for 24.00 Euro.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the University of Erfurt.

Attend the opening of our exhibition at 19.30 on 18 March.

Or discover the once-in-a-century typographer Jan Tschichold during a guided curator’s tour on 15 May 2019.

Free admission

Library Congress 2019 // Libraries for Change // Congress Center Leipzig // 18 to 21 March 2019

Bibliothekskongress

The seventh Library Congress will take place in Leipzig from 18 to 21 March 2019. Its motto will be “Libraries for change”. The congress will also mark the 108th German Librarian Day. (Photo: Jens Schlüter/Deutscher Bibliotheksverband dbv)

Employees of the German National Library get involved with lectures, workshops and advisory sessions at the stand (Level +1, K03 in the special exhibition).

You will find more information about the German Library Congress 2019 here.

You can find all the guided tours offered by the German National Library at www.dnb.de/EN/Fuehrungen/Leipzig/fuehrungenLeipzigBibliothekskongress2019.html

The German National Library at Leipzig Book Fair // 21 to 24 March 2019 // Hall 5, Stand H 512

Stand der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek auf der Leipziger Buchmesse

Visit us in Hall 5 on stand H 512: We look forward to talking to you in person and to informing you about the many services provided by the German National Library. (Photo: German National Library, Stephan Jockel)

We look forward to welcoming you on our stand at the book fair or at one of the guided tours or events organised as part of “Leipzig liest” in the German National Library on Deutscher Platz!

Ingrid Noll “Goldschatz” (“Hoard of Gold”) // Reading and discussion // Leipzig liest // German National Library in Leipzig // Thursday, 21. March 2019, 19:00 // Doors open at 19:30

Portrait von Ingrid Noll

Five young people want to give consumer society the finger: they are determined to stop Aunt Emma’s old farmhouse from being torn down, and instead want to transform it into an alternative house-share for students. However, they don’t have the money for the renovation work. But then they discover a little sack of precious gold coins among Emma’s old junk.

Born in Shanghai in 1935, Ingrid Noll began writing crime novels, all of which became best-sellers. (Photo: Renate Barth, Diogenes Verlag (protected by copyright)).

An event in collaboration with Diogenes Verlag as part of “Leipzig liest”.

Booking directly using the booking form or call +49 341 2271-286

Costs: Admission 4.00 Euro

Eva and Erwin Strittmatter "Du bist mein zweites Ich" (“You are my second self”) // Reading from the correspondence with Erwin Berner and Angelika Neutschel // Leipzig liest // German National Library in Leipzig // Friday, 22 March 2019, 18:00 // Doors open at 17:30

Buchcover: Eva und Erwin Strittmatter "Du bist mein zweites Ich"

Eva and Erwin Strittmatter met in 1952. She lived in Berlin, he in Spremberg, and so the two entered into a correspondence.

Their letters from the 1950s range from their first tentative admissions of their feelings for one another to explorations of the creative writing process, and tell of artistic and family crises. (Cover: Aufbau Verlag)

The readers will be: Erwin Berner, author, actor and oldest son of Eva and Erwin Strittmatter; and the actress Angelika Neutschel.

An event in collaboration with Aufbau Verlag as part of “Leipzig liest”.

Booking directly using the booking form or call +49 341 2271-286.

Costs: Admission free

Hannes Köhler “Ein mögliches Leben” (“A potential life”)// Reading and discussion // Leipzig liest //German National Library in Leipzig // Friday, 22 March 2019, 20:00// Open doors at 19:30

Autorenfoto: Hannes Köhler

Hannes Köhler’s novel “Ein mögliches Leben” (Ullstein Verlag) received the Ravensburger Verlag Foundation’s book award for the family novel of 2018. In his novel spanning different generations, the author brings to life the experiences of German prisoners of war in US camps. (Photo: Portrait Hannes Köhler, Israel Fernández (protected by copyright)).

Born in Hamburg in 1982, Hannes Köhler lives as a freelance author and translator in Berlin.

An event in collaboration with the Ravensburger Verlag Foundation as part of “Leipzig liest”.

Booking directly using the bookin form oder call +49 341 2271-286.

Costs: Admission free

"Leben, Wanderungen & Schicksale Johann Christoph Sachses, eines Thüringers, von ihm selbst verfasst" ("The life, wanderings & fortunes of Johann Christoph Sachse, a native of Thuringia, as told by the man himself") // Reading and discussion // Leipzig liest // German National Library in Leipzig // Saturday, 23 March 2019, 18:00 // Doors open at 17:30

Buchcover: Johann Christoph Sachse - Der Deutsche Gil Blas - oder Leben, Wanderungen und Schicksale Johann Christoph Sachses, eines Thüringers vom ihm selbst verfasst - eingeführt von Goethe

The adventure-packed life story of a library assistant, whose writings provide a vivid portrayal of working-class life in Germany.

A great re-discovery – presented by Michael Knoche, long-term director of the Anna Amalia Library, and publisher Peter Graf.

An event in collaboration with Verlag Das kulturelle Gedächtnis as part of “Leipzig liest”.

Booking directly using the booking form or call +49 341 2271-286.

Costs: Free admission

Bauhaus edition of "Leipziger Blätter" // Presentation // German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // Monday, 25 March 2019, 18:00

Blick in den „Bauhaus-Lesesaal“ der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek in Leipzig

In time for the 100th birthday of Bauhaus, "Leipziger Blätter" ("Leipzig Pages") has dedicated its 1/2019 issue to the Bauhaus in Leipzig, which has moulded the city in many subtle ways. We invite you to take a seat on one of Mart Stam’s cantilever chairs in the Science Reading Room of the German National Library for the presentation of this issue. Spend an evening exploring Bauhaus with us.

Free admission. Booking is not required.

Oskar Maria Graf: Rebel, global citizen, storyteller // The German Exile Archive 1933–1945 presents an exhibition by the Literaturhaus München (Munich House of Literature) in collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus// German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Exhibition opening: Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 19:00

Oskar Maria Graf in Berg

Rebel, global citizen and storyteller extraordinaire: the exhibition by the Literaturhaus München presents the Bavarian poet Oskar Maria Graf (1894–1967) as an international, cosmopolitan and yet rebellious author. The exhibition focuses on his time in exile and the question of what constitutes the "true home". From 1933 to 1938, Graf lived in Vienna and Brno before emigrating to New York, whose diversity and vitality he loved.
As an author of global literary repute, he wrote his most famous works while in exile – texts of great relevance in today’s global political climate and well worth re-discovering (Photo: Oskar Maria Graf in Berg, 1964, fotografie: stefan moses / Münchner Stadtmuseum, Sammlung Fotografie, Archiv Moses)

The exhibition by the Literaturhaus München in collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus is now visiting the German Exile Archive 1933–1945.

Attend the opening of our exhibition at 19:00 on 3 April 2019. Please book directly via the booking form or by calling +49 (0)69 1525–1987.

Or discover Oskar Maria Graf during one of our guided curator’s tours.

The exhibition will be open for viewing from 4 April to 7 September 2019. Admission free

German artists in exile. Thomas B. Schumann’s “Memoria” collection // Talk by Thomas B. Schumann // German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Monday, 8 April 2019, 19:00

Stilleben mit aufgeschlagenem Buch von Rudolf Levy

Around one thousand of the roughly ten thousand creative artists forced into exile by the Nazis were visual artists. Since 1945, most of them have been forgotten – unfairly so, as demonstrated by the more than seven hundred works in Thomas B. Schumann’s “Memoria” collection. The publisher, author and winner of the 2017 Hermann Kesten Prize uses impressive visual images to illustrate his talk on the origins and focus of his collection.

Event organised by the German National Library’s German Exile Archive 1933–1945.

Book directly using the booking form or call +49 (0)69 1525 1987.
Free admission

Additional Information

Information

The opening hours of the German National Library in Leipzig shall be shortened on Thursday 21 March due to an event: the Library will close at 15:30.
The exhibitions of the German Museum of Books and Writing shall remain open until 20:00.

Information

Changes to service hours as of 1 March 2019 at the Information desk in Frankfurt am Main:
Monday to Friday
9:00–12:00 and 13:00–18:00
Saturday
10:00–16:00

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