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Projects Hackathon Coding Precarity 2020

In September 2020 the hackathon „Coding Precarity – Social Issues in Cultural Data“, organized by the Berlin State Library and the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, took place in Berlin. During this three-day event, interdisciplinary teams of computer scientists, designers and humanities scholars developed innovative projects using digitised historical documents from the Berlin […]

Data sets for historical events

Here are exemplary data sets listed, which have been created in different contexts or projects and are related to individual historical events. Therefore, they show only a small, but very interesting, part of the collections. In principle, the starting point is always the entrance page of the digitized collections; here you can find your way […]

Special data sets – prints

The OAI interface of the digitised collections offers not only roughly factual and formal sets, which are usually very extensive, but also special compilations that are defined by time, genre or project. These additional sets thus provide more targeted access to individual (mostly incomplete) digitised groups of holdings. All the data contained here should be […]


The ZEitungsinFormationssYStem ZEFYS currently contains a total of 276,015 issues of 193 historical newspapers from Germany and German-language newspapers from abroad. Metadata, images and often also full texts are available via our interfaces (APIs).