Bavarian State Library: First Worldwide to Offer Precious Digitalized Key Books


MUNICH.- As innovation centre for digital information technology and services the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek sets great value by doing justice to the current developments in the field of digitization and developing and offering also mobile applications of its services. According to current research, mobile terminals will outnumber home computers as internet access devices on a worldwide scale already in 2013. With the newly developed application “Famous books – Treasures of the Bavarian State Library” for iPads and iPhones the library presents most valuable, outstanding items from its extensive collections. Among other works, you can browse the “Heliand” or “Parzival” by Wolfram von Eschenbach. We invite you to explore brilliant works of book art, such as the 42-line Gutenberg bible or the Theuerdank, the unique Babylonian Talmud or the secret book of honour of the Fugger family. Besides a copious selection of illuminated m