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Digitization and Beyond: LBI Staff Report on Library and Archives Trends

LBI Library staff Renate Evers, Ginger Barna, Tracey Felder and Lauren Paustian engaged with current issues and developments in librarianship at several conferences in 2015 and 2016.


Preserving Yesterday’s News with the CJH and Frankfurt University Library

“Nothing is as old as yesterday’s newspaper,” goes the old bromide. Many of the newspapers preserved in the collections of the LBI are in fact more than a century old, and few other media in the library world show the ravages of time like newspapers, which were practically designed to …


Rare Finds at Constance Book Fair Enrich LBI Library Collection

Renate Evers, Director of Collections at LBI, took the opportunity to visit the 18th Constance Book Fair.


History of the Periodicals Collection

The Leo Baeck Institute’s extensive periodicals collection was an integral part of LBI’s original collection and was built up from scratch by the Institute's founders in the post-war era. The periodicals collection was first described by Max Kreutzberger in the Institute's earliest published catalog issued in 1970. Kreutzberger wrote that …


Digitization and Preservation of Periodicals

In 2011, the Library began a project to digitize the Library's periodical collection in order to increase access while at the same time preserving the original volumes—over 300 are now online.


Digitization Projects at the Leo Baeck Institute

The Leo Baeck Institute is continually making its collections more accessible by digitizing important parts of its collections.


Jewish History Resources

Partners of the Center for Jewish History American Jewish Historical Society American Sephardi Federation Leo Baeck Institute New York | Berlin Yeshiva University Museum YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives, Libraries, and Museums AGGB - Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Gedenkstättenbibliotheken AGGB Catalog : The union catalog of the AGGB features 800,000 library …


Restituted Books

During the last few years, the library of the Leo Baeck Institute received several book donations as a result of restitution projects in German libraries.


LBI Collections in Other Portals

The LBI works with other libraries and consortia to integrate our collections into their search portals so that they are discoverable in context with other similar materials.

Rare Books

Jewish Calendars

The LBI Library has in its collection hundreds of Jewish calendars published from as early as 1754 to the 21st century.