German Studies Library Group Newsletter (ISSN 0951-2616)

The editors of the German Studies Library Group Newsletter welcome offers of contributions, in English or in German, for ournext issue of the Newsletter.  Papers as well as short pieces or news items are published on topics concerning libraries, information management, print and digital culture, and other related literary and historical areas which focus on German matters in the UK, the German-speaking world, and beyond.

If you have a contribution in mind, or an article or news item to submit, please contact one or both of the Newsletter editors:

Dorothea Miehe
, The British Library:

Christopher Skelton-Foord, Durham University Library and Heritage Collections:


The current issue of the Newsletter includes a magnificent piece by Professor Joachim Whaley (Cambridge University) delivered as the inaugural Graham Nattrass Memorial Lecture last June at the British Library in London, in memory of a former Chair of the German Studies Library Group:


Issue 48 (Winter 2016)

  • Dorothea Miehe / Christopher Skelton-Foord: Editorial

  • Stephanie Palek: Äppelwoi and Goethe: German Studies Library Group Conference 2016

  • Joachim Whaley: The Empire of Print: Governance and Communication in the Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806

  • Susan Reed: ‘At the Invitation of the Federal Foreign Office’: An ‘Information Tour’ for Librarians, December 2015

  • Tim Jackson: Frozen in Time: The Fagel Collection in the Library of Trinity College Dublin

  • Alison Wilson: LIBER Library Architecture Group Seminar, April 2016: Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg-im-Breisgau

  • Notices: New edition of W. A. Kelly’s Reference sources for cataloguing German / Wie archiviert man digitale Daten? [Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek] / Luthermania: Ansichten einer Kulturfigur [Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel exhibition] / Bibel – Thesen – Propaganda [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition]

Other issues of the Newsletter have seen articles covering an interesting and varied range of topics by:

Janet Ashton

‘Working on the Edge’: The Role of the West European Cataloguers at the British Library

Karen Attar

Special Collections in the British Isles: The New Directory and the German Experience

Clare George

Bearing Witness to the Austrian Exile Past: The Miller Archive at the Institute of Modern Languages Research

Graham Jefcoate

German Printing, Bookselling, and Publishing in London, 1749-1784

Ulrich Lincoln

Books, People, and Theology: German Protestantism Finding a Home in England

Stefan Manz

‘War and Peace’: German Brewers in Glasgow Around 1900

Matthew Philpotts                

Researching Literary Journals: The 1930 Periodical Project

Susan Reed                 

Material from the Viennese Revolution of 1848 in the British Library

Ilka Richter

Das deutsche Bibliothekswesen: ein Kampf gegen Windmühlen

Bettina Wagner            

Digitization of Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century: A Project of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich

Thank you – we look forward to hearing from you.

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