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Preserving Private Libraries at Leo Baeck Institute

Thanks to a generous grant of The Cahnman Foundation, the LBI Library is creating virtual inventories of three complete private German-Jewish libraries.

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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.

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The library of Henry (Heinz) Wachs

In 2016, the LBI received the entire library of the designer and typesetter Henry (Heinz ) Wachs, who was born in 1916 in the Prussian province of Posen. Remarkably, along with the library, the collection includes a copy of a document listing most of the books, which was created to ...

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Preservation in the LBI Library

Caring for a library of over 80,000 physical volumes is a hands-on job, according to Lauren Paustian, an associate librarian who handles many of the LBI Library’s preservation efforts. During “National Preservation Week” (April 26 – March 3, 2015), Paustian offered visitors to the Center for Jewish History (CJH) an ...

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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 ...

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A Visit to the German Literature Archive in Marbach

This June, I visited the German Literature Archive in Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach – DLA), where I gave a talk about traces of emigrant libraries in the collections of the LBI and spent a week learning about the activities and holdings of the leading repository of sources related to German-language ...

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LBI Materials Now Searchable in More Global Databases

The Leo Baeck Institute is now collaborating with Judaica Europeana, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Worldcat and the Digital Public Library of America to make its holding even more accessible.

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Milestone in the Reconstruction of the Freimann Collection

The Freimann Collection of books related to the Wissenschaft des Judentums has received its 10,000th volume. The library is currently being reconstructed by Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, LBI and CJH.

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The Judith Marcus and Zoltán Tarr Collection

One of the complete private libraries preserved by the Leo Baeck Institute is that of the Hungarian sociologists Judith Marcus and Zoltán Tarr.

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Art Books From LBI Collections Now Available Through Getty Research Portal

The new partnership is aimed at increasing public exposure to digitized illustrated books and artists’ portfolios in the LBI’s collections that may not be available anywhere else. The Getty Research Portal, a project established by the Getty Research Institute in California, aggregates over 97,000 digitized art-related books that are owned ...

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