Digitale Sammlungen: Riches from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

E-books in CLIO have gotten a lot snazzier.

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) has been digitizing thousands upon thousands of their rare book holdings, and these free e-books are all findable in the Columbia Libraries catalog.  These BSB records have been gathered into a collection called "Digitale Sammlungen."

Thus far there are over 28,000 of the BSB records in CLIO.  The collection includes medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and recent secondary materials.  Some, but not all, are in full color.  The cataloging information is brief, so search techniques need to be creative!

Try one of these keyword searches–some of the results may be found in the images below (be sure to include all the quotation and question marks):

"digitale sammlungen" concilia?
"digitale sammlungen" augustin?


1512 bull from Pope Julius II    Augustine, De consensu evangelistarum, 12th century

Above, on the left, a 1512 printed edition of a bull from Pope Julius II; on the right, a page from a 12th-century manuscript of Augustine’s De consensu evangelistarum.

There are a variety of ways to search this collection.  Be sure to Ask a Librarian if you need assistance!