Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts - VD 18
The German Research Foundation (DFG - Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded project VD 18 (Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts) "list of books published in the German speaking area during the 18 Century " aims to digitise all books published from 1701 to 1800 in German or in German-speaking area's. Unlike the previous projects VD 16 and VD 17, the XVIIth century catalogue of printed books in Germany are cataloged, fully digitized and made accessible online. At the moment after a two-year pilot phase of the project, 75.000 volumes were digitized for an amount of about 18 million pages. At the end of the project, it is estimated that the VD 18 will offer around 600.000 titles for a complete virtual German National Library of the 18th Century. The pilot project forseens the participation of the Bavarian State Library, the Goettingen State and University Library, the Saxon State Library, the State and University Library of Dresden, the State Library of the Prussian Cultural Heritage in Berlin and the University and State Library of Saxe in Halle, with the latter also which took over the coordination of the work during the pilot phase. In addition, the Department for Historical and Cultural Studies Information at the University of Cologne and the library networks BSZ, BVB, GBV and HBZ were also involved in the project.

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