German SIG #Germany RE: nascent digital library, Wroclaw #germany


Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

Logan Kleinwaks wrote:

There is a nascent digital library at the Politechnika Wroclawska
(http://dlib.bg.pwr.wroc.pl/dlibra). It is organized similarly to the
Digital Library of Wielkopolska, which has digitized and posted online
many useful Polish business directories (see earlier posts).
Unfortunately,
it seems that this library has not digitized any items of genealogical
interest, yet....
I've looked over the current offerings, which are mostly German so far - if
they'd been mostly Polish, I'd have been up a creek.

First, one must realize that this is not the University of Wroclaw's site,
but that of the **Technical** University. The listings are in line with
this - they're all science, engineering & architecture titles. One cannot
expect that they'll be digitizing holdings [if they have them] outside these
areas any time soon - it's just not the scope of this institution.

Also, I note >from a Festschrift that's online already, the TU was founded in
1910. Therefore, its holdings can't be expected to have the depth of older
institutions-- most of the top research libraries in US universities are
considerably older than this.

All this said, there are a few items items of peripheral interest to
genealogists - a book on the architecture & history of buildings in the
Ring/Rynek in Breslau/Wroclaw, and a book on "recent" buildings in
Opeln/Opole.

Irene Newhouse Kihei, HI <einew@hotmail.com>

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