Schudt online (in preparation)
The Bibliotheca Hertziana holds a unique collection of guides to Rome that form a crucial source for research in art history and cultural studies of the city, documenting its changes over the centuries in a unique way. The Schudt Online project arose in the framework of the on-going digitization of these resources.
Ludwig Schudt, the first director of the library, began to collect and organize the »Guidenliteratur« and published the first extensive presentation of the topic (Le Guide di Roma, 1930).
Starting from this publication, which presents the guides in thematic as well as in chronological order, the materials will become available online in full text, and linked to digital images. They can thus be read directly from the original images.
The project is still under construction and is growing with the progressive digitization of the library’s guides.
Information on the new KUBIKAT OPAC
In March 2009 the network of art libraries in Florence, Munich and Rome expanded to include the library of the German Forum for Art History in Paris. In July 2010 the four-partner network joined the Bibliotheksverbund Bayern (BVB) (Bavarian Library Network). This step ensured that the network stayed abreast of the latest developments in the field of library and information science, which include data exchange and cooperative catalogue expansion.
The process of expansion and integration was completed in July 2011 with the integration and migration of catalogue data. Since then the Bavarian Library Network has been using the ALEPH integrated library system.
Online since August 2011, the new KUBIKAT OPAC can be accessed at www.kubikat.org. The holdings of the Bibliotheca Hertziana are included in full as a subset of the catalogue. The Local OPAC Hertziana is pre-programmed to feature just this subset.