Digital Humanities: NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program

Period of Performance

9/1/2011 - 8/31/2014

Funding Totals

$103,657.00 (approved)
$103,657.00 (awarded)

Wissenschaft des Judentums: An International Digital Collection

FAIN: HG-50027-11

Center for Jewish History (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Laura E. Leone (Project Director: November 2010 to December 2014)

The digitization of approximately 1,000 volumes to add to the Wissenschaft des Judentums library, which was dispersed and partially destroyed during World War II.

The purpose of this project is to create a complete digital collection of the historic resources of the Wissenschaft des Judentums by enriching the unique Wissenschaft collection of the Frankfurt University Library with digital facsimiles of missing titles housed at the Center, and augmenting the Center’s growing digital collections. The Frankfurt University Library estimates that it is missing about 25% of the 11,000 titles that once constituted its world renowned collection of Wissenschaft des Judentums. The Center has identified approximately 1,000 (40%) of these missing books within the holdings of its partner organizations.