By Griebel, Rolf, Klaus Ceynowa, Rolf Griebel
The Bavarian nation Library is one in all Europes biggest and most crucial common libraries, with distinctive shares and collections. during this booklet celebrating the librarys 450th anniversary, the authors current a view behind the curtain of this Treasury of Knovwledge. along with ancient themes and outlines of an important collections, the articles describe present matters and destiny challenges? for instance the entire factor of mass digitalisation, the jobs of net-based person companies or library advertising and marketing. there's additionally an in depth account of the Librarys function because the imperative archive and kingdom library of the unfastened kingdom of Bavaria. As probably the most very important collections of resource fabrics on the planet, the Bavarian nation Library is mother or father of a centuries-old cultural history and even as positions itself as a contemporary, cutting edge provider centre for the data society. a particular bibliography completes this anniversary quantity.