The Digital Library of the BSH
Publications from BSH, DHI, SHD and Deutsche Seewarte
The Digital Library of the BSH contains publications of the BSH and our predecessor institutions. Among the predecessor institutions are the German Hydrographic Institute (DHI), the Seehydrographic Service of the GDR (SHD) and the German Naval Observatory. The Digital Library of the BSH uses the Goobi database and presentation software.
The focus of the collections is on historical photographs, publications by the BSH itself and publications by its staff. Both historical documents and current publications can be searched using the full-text or index search function.
Currently, the Digital Library is not yet accessible to the public. The activation is in preparation. In case you are interested, please contact the library.
Presentation of some collections
Photos with motifs related to the German Naval Observatory, the German Hydrographic Institute (DHI) or the Seehydrographic Service (SHD) are provided in this collection. Historical photos are defined here as photos taken before 1985. The copyrights of the photos in this collection are usually held by the BSH. This means that the majority of the photos can also be used for lectures or publications.
In this collection you will find the annual reports of the Deutsche Seewarte, the DHI and the BSH. You can search the texts, browse through them or download individual pages, chapters or the entire document.
Special features and rarities from the holdings of the BSH Library are offered in this collection. In contrast to the other collections, these documents are not necessarily in-house publications. Due to their age, however, they are not subject to any special copyright regulations and can be used without hesitation.
The collections are in different processing phases. Some collections are still in preparation, other collections already contain many documents. New documents are constantly being incorporated. Additional collections are also planned.