Projekt Orient-Digital: Aufbau eines Verbundkatalogs orientalischer Handschriften, Orientabteilung

Orient-Digital: Development of a Union Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts

Project object

The aim of the project is to build a union catalog and portal for oriental manuscripts in Germany. In the first phase of the project, the metadata of approximately 22,000 Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish manuscripts from more than 25 cooperating institutions will be recorded. The focus is on establishing common cataloging standards, converting printed catalogs into electronic ones, and merging all existing databases. A first version of the new portal is expected to be accessible during Q2 2022 at the URL

Project term

August 2020 - July 2023

Project participants

  • Forschungsbibliothek Gotha
    Universitätsrechenzentrum Leipzig
    Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


Christoph Rauch 
Head of department
phone: +49 30 266 435 800
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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