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State and University Library and Parliament Digitization Project Launches

In the future, those interested in politics will be able to read contemporary historical documents from the Bremen Parliament digitally. The State and University Library Bremen has begun digitizing parliament documents and minutes from 1823 up to the publication of online editions in 1999.

"I am pleased that this project will provide unrestricted digital access to the documents for political actors, all those interested in political events, and also political science research," said SuUB Bremen Director Maria Elisabeth Müller.
Around 300,000 pages are being digitally prepared in the library's digitization workshop. This is being done according to the guidelines of the in-house restoration workshop and in accordance with the digitization practice rules of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The further processing of the electronic documents (digitized files) includes quality assurance, structuring, and indexing. Technical processing is planned using OCR software, which will enable all texts to be searched through online. Long-term archiving of the digital parliamentary documents is being ensured by SuUB Bremen.
The digital copies will be made freely accessible immediately after their completion via the SuUB's Digital Collections (https://brema.suub.uni-bremen.de/?lang=en) and will be downloadable as PDF files.
The cooperation agreement was signed by the Director of SuUB Bremen Maria Elisabeth Müller, the Director of the Bremen Parliament Hans-Joachim von Wachter, and Prof. Dr. Konrad Elmshäuser from the contributing State Archive.

The project will start in April 2022 and should be completed after about three years.

Contact:

Anke Winsmann
Press and Public Relations Officer
State and University Library Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-59572
Email: oeffentlichkeitsarbeitprotect me ?!suub.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Further Information:

https://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/home-english/

State and University Library Bremen
The State and University Library Bremen has begun digitizing parliament documents and minutes from 1823 up to the publication of online editions in 1999.