Meeting of Frontiers - Project details

Digitizing of the rare books, maps, and manuscripts of the Asch Collection, a collection materials dealing with the exploration and investigations of Siberia and the Polar regions.

Among the holdings of the Goettingen Asch Collection ("Sammlung Asch"), there are numerous items of great value for research yet until now scarcely known and relatively inaccessible. The goal of this project is to digitize these selected little-known holdings. Through cooperation with the American-Russian multi-media digitizing project „Meeting of Frontiers“ of the Library of Congress in Washington - a project with material on the same theme - it was possible not only to make the research-relevant material in Goettingen available to users, but also to index it and make it available in digital form jointly with the very rare books, photographs, maps, and other source materials from such significant libraries as the Library of Congress, the Russian State Libary in Moscow and the Russian National Library in Saint Petersburg without charge for users around the world.



SUB Göttingen departments / units involved in the project

Former project staff of the SUB Göttingen

Dr. Helmut Rohlfing