LBI Materials in other Portals

Compact Memory
The portal Compact Memory of the Judaica Collection at the University Library of Frankfurt features 221 Jewish newspapers and journals of the German speaking area of the years 1768–1938. These periodicals represent the complete religious, political, social, literary and academic spectrum of the Jewish community and the “Science of Judaism”, thus constituting a major source for the research on Judaism in the Modern Age. In 2017 the project continued in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute in New York / Center for Jewish History. About 60 LBI periodicals are currently in process of being uploaded. In 2018 about 50 additional LBI periodicals will be digitized and added to Compact Memory.

Nearly 8,000 records from the LBI catalog are now discoverable on Europeana, an EU-funded cultural heritage portal which brings together the digitized collections of institutions from Europe and other countries. Digitized Judaica collections like the LBI collection were added to Europeana through Judaica Europeana. The LBI Archives have contributed memoirs, fully digitized archival collections, manuscripts, and genealogical tables. Additionally, the LBI Library has added rare books, illustrated books, and periodicals.

Footprints: Jewish Books through Time and Place
Footprints tracks the circulation of printed “Jewish books” (in Hebrew, other Jewish languages, and books in Latin and non-Jewish vernaculars with Judaica contents). Much information about the movement of early printed books exists, but in scattered form: individual copies, catalogs from libraries and booksellers, estate inventories, subscription lists, and other kinds of archival documents. All of these individual pieces of data can connect to each other in order to build up a composite view of the movement of Jewish texts and ideas from place to place and across time.  So far LBI has contributed the ownership and acquisition history of 100 Hebrew books to the Footprints project.

Freimann Collection
The Freimann Collection comprises the literature of Science of Judaism (Wissenschaft des Judentums) in European languages and is part of the Judaica Collection at the University Library of Frankfurt. LBI contributed about 1000 digitized books as part of a DFG/NEH project.

Getty Research Portal
The Getty Research Portal aggregates  digitized art-related books that are owned by different museums and libraries. LBI  contributed with a collection of about 100 illustrated books and artists’ portfolios, which include books and portfolios by prominent German-speaking Jewish artists such as Ephraim Moses Lillien, Emil Orlik, Hermann Struck, and Max Liebermann.

Internet Archives
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 324 billion archived web pages. LBI houses the digital images of about 800 archival collections, 161 periodicals, (most prominent title: Aufbau), and about 100 books on Internet Archives. Since 2010, the LBI collections offered through Internet Archives attracted more than 2 million views.

WorldCat is the world’s largest bibliographic database. As of December 2017, the union catalog contains 400 million bibliographic records in 491 languages  and itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries. It is operated by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. LBI and its partner organizations contibuted the bibliographical descriptions of all their library and archival holdings and actively add new descriptions on an ongoing basis.


Jewish Heritage Network

Judaica Portal Berlin-Brandenburg


LBI Materials Now Searchable in More Global Databases
LBI News No. 98 | Summer 2015

The Challenges of Reconstructing Cultural Heritage: An International Digital Collaboration
IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 2015, Vol. 41(3), pp.  223–229


Contact: Renate Evers, Director of Collections,
Last updated 3/9/2018