Printed Material published in the 18th Century in the German-Speaking Areas (VD 18)
The Heidelberg University Library project “Digitisation and Indexing of Printed Material from Heidelberg University Library published in the 18th Century in the German-Speaking Areas (VD 18)”, funded by DFG (German Research Foundation), contributes to the Germany wide digitization of 18th century prints published in the German-speaking area.
After the completion of the current funding phase 3,450 monographs published in German speaking countries as well as 180 journals comprising 730 volumes from the Heidelberg University library's collection were digitized and catalogued according to national bibliography standards. The cataloguing of the monographs is done within the library network SWB, the cataloguing of the journals within the German journal database ZDB as well as the electronic journal database (EZB).
All metadata and images generated by the project will be publically available without restrictions (Open Access) not only within the library network, the VD18-portal and the German Digital Library but also internationally via the OAI network and EUROPEANA.
Requests, suggestions and criticism to Dr. Maria Effinger.