In 2019, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) took over the analogue archive of the weekly magazine stern. Digitising its 15 million pictures poses challenges in terms of logistics, process management and indexing that go beyond traditional librarian methods. In order to make the archive digitally available to the public, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is exploring new ways of organising digitisation workflows and indexing. The article describes the challenges inherent to the special nature of the archive and points out ways in which the library is currently addressing them.

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Sound & Vision
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis

Kraus, Eva, & Retter, Regina. (2022). How to Digitise 15 Million Press Photos: The STERN Photo Archive at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 25(1), 1–11. doi:10.18146/tmg.830