The holdings of the Research Library encompass around 520,000 bibliographic items in a range of different forms (for example books, data records, phonograms, microfilm/microfiche). The library also contains a press collection consisting of a newspaper collection and a unique archive of press cuttings (comprising around 5 million cuttings) as well as a music collection and various special collections such as scholarly estates. One focus of our collections is so-called “gray literature”, for example the library is home to a samizdat collection. Beyond this, the Research Library also operates a bibliography portal and participates in library-oriented subject portals (such as Osmikon). The scope of topics ranges from politics to culture and includes economics and social history as well as cultural studies and the culture of East Central Europe. In addition to a smaller inventory of older material, a large part of the literature is from the 20th and 21st centuries.
|ca 520,000||Bibliographic units|
|ca 5 Millions||Clippings (information artifacts)|
|ca 1,100 linear meters||Newspapers|
Since it was established in 1950, the Herder Institute has run its own library. Over the years, the holdings have been continually expanded, indexed and interlinked. The Research Library has existed in its current organizational structure since 2011. Today, in addition to the library workspace, it also encompasses a bibliography portal and special collections, including the press archive and the music collection.
|Time Event:||15th century until today
|Time Event:||1950 until today
|Creator of the collection:||Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library +|
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|List title:||Holdings of the Research Library|
|Title:||Holdings of the Research Library of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe|
|Short Title:||Holdings of the Research Library|
|Repository Name:||Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library [ISIL: DE-Mb50] +|
|Source/Rights:||Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association [ISIL: DE-2718] +|
|Image:||Materials of the Research Library, Photo: Claudia Junghänel, 2019, Research Library, Inventory number _91A1812-Online, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg|