Many cultural treasures kept in archives are unique and irreplaceable. Through this digitization project, the Martin Opitz Library – in cooperation with the University Library of Wroclaw – is contributing to the long-term preservation and broad availability of such collections.
The aim of the project is the digitalization and online publication of about 100,000 pages of rare and unique media items related to the culture and history of Germans in 
deu. Schlesien, ces. Slezsko, pol. Śląsk

Silesia (Polish: Śląsk, Czech: Slezsko) is a historical landscape, which today is mainly located in the extreme southwest of Poland, but in parts also on the territory of Germany and the Czech Republic. By far the most significant river is the Oder. To the south, Silesia is bordered mainly by the Sudeten and Beskid mountain ranges. Today, almost 8 million people live in Silesia. The largest cities in the region are Wrocław, Opole and Katowice. Before 1945, most of the region was part of Prussia for two hundred years, and before the Silesian Wars (from 1740) it was part of the Habsburg Empire for almost as many years. Silesia is classified into Upper and Lower Silesia.

. About 75,000 pages from the holdings of the Wroclaw University Library and about 25,000 from the holdings of the Martin Opitz Library will be digitized by the respective institution. The items being processed include, in particular, address books, historical newspapers and magazines as well as prominent  individual works.
The project also includes full text recognition of all the material (except for handwritten documents), as well as formal and subject indexing and structural data acquisition. The digitized material will be backed up by both project partners and made available online in full via their respective digital libraries. The digitized material will also be made available through the German Digital Library and the Polish Digital Libraries.
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