Database of Bookbindings

Project object

The Einbanddatenbank (EBDB) aims to catalog and describe rubbings of 15th and 16th century book covers formally and content specifically in a database developed especially for historic bindings. The SBB with her large collecion of rubbings is responsible for the entire project as well as its conception and further development. 

Project term

2001 - dato

Project participants

BSB München
HAB Wolfenbüttel
WLB Stuttgart
RFB Wittenberg
UB Rostock
ULB Darmstadt
SUB Göttingen
UB Nijmegen
and other potential data sources


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): funding of project parts


Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
Arbeitskreis für die Erfassung, Erschließung und Erhaltung Historische Bucheinbände / Office
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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Project Einbanddatenbank