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Bookseller Portraits


3,300 portraits of booksellers, bookprinters and publishers from the 17th to the 20th century - a hitherto unpublished part of a special collection of the German Museum of Books and Writing (Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum) of the German National Library - has been catalogued and digitised in accordance with library and museum standards. It represents unique source material for book and publishing history. Use of the authority data of the German National Library (Name Authority File, Subject Headings Authority File, Corporate Body Authority File) and the ICONCLASS classification for describing image content permits Internet-based access in different presentation and search systems. The portrait collection is currently digitally accessible in the local system of the German Museum of Books and Writing and, together with selected metadata and digitised content, in the Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur.

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Project duration

2006 - 2008

Last update: 11.11.2011

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