Anke Berghaus-Sprengel in the Steintor Campus library
© Markus Scholz
26.09.2016 in Miscellaneous, Campus

ULB goes digital

A repository of books? A tranquil reading space? A place of erudite learning? To Anke Berghaus-Sprengel, director of the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) since April 2016, a modern library is much more than that. She is head of an institution that looks back on a long tradition but has also undergone plenty of change – and will continue to do so in the future. Read more

Custodian Michael Ruprecht and Susann Fritsche packing a rector’s sceptre that was included in the Luther exhibitions “Here I stand…”, staged at three venues in the United States from October 2016 to January 2017.
© Michael Deutsch
21.09.2016 in Miscellaneous

Luther's legacy

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’!” Half a millennium ago, the eloquent reformer Martin Luther probably spoke like this to anyone he found wasting precious time. Today, the Wittenberg scholar and author of the 95 theses would certainly have no need to use such words of warning. In fact, he would have nothing but praise for the staff at his alma mater in 2016 who are busy preparing the celebrations marking the 500-year jubilee of the Reformation. Read more

Von 80 Eigentümern erhielt die ULB Rückgabeaufforderungen.
© Maike Glöckner
19.11.2014 in Miscellaneous

A mammoth undertaking

Libraries had 20 years to check their holdings for books that had been taken into their possession as a result of expropriations in the context of post-WWII land reform – with the goal of returning such books to their rightful owners. That period ended in late November. The University and State Library (Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, ULB) lost thousands of books but also acquired new partners. Read more

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