Project Status: Ongoing
The Munich DigitiZation Center (MDZ) is the digital imagining website of the Bavarian State Library and associated institutions. The website includes content in German, English, and Italian. The MDZ is responsible for digitizing and publishing images of the State Library’s rich medieval manuscript and early print book holdings, which total well over 15,000 items. The collections comprise items from across Europe particularly but also items from around the world. The library’s holdings are especially rich in early medieval manuscripts.
The MDZ has both an online catalog for searching in addition to regularly updated online exhibitions. New items are added to the digital collections continuously. The catalog allows for advanced searching by title, date, and author. Each entry in the image database contains a catalog entry as well as the ability to download images in differing sizes and format. Also included are IIIF-compliant images and a Mirador viewer.
Resource Type: Blog, Catalog, Images, Manuscripts/Facsimiles, Searchable Database
License: No Fee, Paid, Pay-per-use
Medieval content details:
Dates: 400 - 1600
Subject: Codicology, Diplomatics, General reference, Manuscript Decoration/Illumination, Manuscript Studies, Maps, Material Culture, Paleography, Print History
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Art and Artifacts, Manuscripts, Material Evidence, Printed Books
Geopolitical Region: Africa, Asia, East and South, Austria, Europe, German Lands, Germany, Holy Roman Empire, Middle East, Prussia