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Progress Filling Gaps in Frankfurt Wissenschaft des Judentums Collection

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.

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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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Jerry Brotman—Hands-on Volunteer

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.

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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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Pioneers of Jewish Studies

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 …

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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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Wikipedians Write the Book on LBI Collections

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.

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From Gleiwitz to Shanghai, Digitized Periodicals offer Snapshots of Jewish Life

The LBI Library announes that about 60 new periodicals are now digitized and accessible online.

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“We have wandered together a long, long way”—The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection

The Hans and Eleonore Jonas Collection contains, among other items, unpublished manuscripts, poems, and drawings by the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903–1993).