The year 2000 marks the 600th anniversary of the birth of Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of letterpress printing. He has recently been named "Man of the Millenium", a title well-deserved.

To celebrate this anniversary, the State and University Library of Lower Saxony is presenting its priceless vellum Gutenberg Bible along with many other examples of European letterpress printing in an exhibition in the Pauliner Kirche (the church of the former Dominican monastery that until 1811 served as the University Chapel) between 23 June and 29 October, 2000. Prior to the opening of this exhibition the Bible, which was printed in 1454, is made available to a broad international public on the Internet and as a CD-ROM.

All 1282 pages of the two volumes of the Bible were scanned in at high resolution and processed for online presentation. This allows the public - in a digital "hands-on" effect - on CD 1 direct access to a priceless work which can normally only be stored in vaults or only a few pages can be shown during an exhibition.

In Göttingen two fortunate circumstances converge. First of all, the Göttingen Library collection does not only include one of few completely preserved vellum copies of the Gutenberg Bible but also the Model Book for painting manuscripts which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Bible.

Secondly, the library collection also includes the "Helmasperger Notarial Instrument", a document which records the legal dispute between Gutenberg and his backer Johannes Fust. This document provides the most important proof that Gutenberg was the inventor of printing with movable types.

The three above-mentioned items - the Göttingen copy of the Gutenberg Bible, the Model Book and the Helmasperger Notarial Instrument - are accompanied on CD 2 by explanatory texts about Gutenberg and his life, the early period of letterpress printing and its impact.

You can compare the illuminations in the Bible with the Model Book and you can also compare well-known passages from the Bible with different translations. Do take the time to read theinstructions about how to use the pages.

Источник описания: Gutenberg Digital

Established in 1854, the Austrian Institute of Historical Research (Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, IÖG) is an internationally recognised research and educational facility for methodological training and the practice of auxiliary historical disciplines (palaeography, diplomatics, the study of administrative records, primary source studies, etc.) in their cultural historical context. Currently located in the main building of the University of Vienna on the Vienna Ringstraße, the institute is both an academic institution of the Austrian state (a department attached to the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy) and at the same time an institution with partial legal capacity.

Our institute is closely connected with the University of Vienna, not only because of its physical location but above all its personnel: a large part of the staff are faculty members of the Department of History at the University of Vienna who have been seconded to the institute.
The academics at the institute research and present Austrian history within the European context across various epochs, do leading work on international projects critically editing and publishing historical sources, and communicate their research results in publications for interested members of the public—all while also teaching at the University of Vienna. Our institute has published (since 1880) a regular periodical entitled „Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung“ (abbreviated as MIÖG, the name can be translated into English as “ Journal of the Austrian Institute of Historical Research”) and produces several series of publications. It has long played the role of an Austrian school of archive studies and regularly organises lectures and also a yearly international congress and other conferences and workshops.

Источник описания:IOG

Статья посвящена историко-ориентированным информационным системам как одному из важнейших элементов современной информационной среды исторической науки. Рассматривается развитие историко-ориентированных систем и становление соответствующего понятийного аппарата. Предложена методика классификации и описания историко-ориентированных систем и разработана технология ее реализации. Проанализировано более чем 500 отечественных и зарубежных историко-ориентированных систем.