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LBI collaborates with the Frankfurt University Library in Germany to digitally recreate what was the largest collection of books on the Wissenschaft des Judentums before it was scattered in WWII.
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.
Jerry Brotmann has been a volunteer at LBI since his retirement and accomplished an enormous undertaking: Over the past eight years, he affixed barcodes to some 66,000 books.
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.
The definitive collection of Wissenschaft scholarship was created by curator Aron Freimann at the Frankfurt City Library between 1898 and 1932. Large portions of the collection were lost in WWII, but today LBI is working with the Frankfurt University Library to recreate Freimann’s collection online. The following profiles of key …
One of the complete private libraries preserved by the Leo Baeck Institute is that of the Hungarian sociologists Judith Marcus and Zoltán Tarr.
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 …
Staff and volunteers of the Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute entered the first CJH Edit-a-thon to enrich Wikipedia's information on women in Jewish History.
The LBI Library announes that about 60 new periodicals are now digitized and accessible online.
The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).