Digitizing the »Polytechnische Journal«

A project funded by the DFG and located at Institut für Kulturwissenschaft , department of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

In 1820 the German chemist and industrialist J. G. Dingler first started publishing the »Polytechnische Journal«. The journal was published over a period of 111 years and has hence become an important and European wide source for the history of knowledge, culture, and technology — in Germany at least it is without compare.

The project is a cooperation between the Institut für Kulturwissenschaft at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Sächsischen Landesbibliothek — Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) and an experienced service provider for digitization,  Editura GmbH . We aim at digitizing Dingler’s »Polytechnisches Journal« as well as publishing it completely on the web. Access to Dingler-Online will be absolutely free of charge.

Besides digitization of the images we also encode the OCRed text consequently according to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines TEI-P5. On the one hand this will enable us to grasp the editors’ true spirit of literally collecting poly-technical works, on the other hand we can provide a very comfortable access to the articles.