Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur - Mainz

Tasks and goals


The creation and maintenance of an interactive online database for regional language research are the central tasks of the research unit Bibliography.

This involves the following subtasks:

1. Georeferencing publications on regional languages (linking publications to their thematically associated regions/locations)

2. Tagging the research literature on German regional languages with keywords


  • Creating a possibility online to search for literature on regional languages of German
  • Creating a structure allowing the research literature to be interrelated directly and geographically oriented with data on regional languages
  • Safeguarding the collections of literature on regional languages and upgrading informational resources
  • Making information available for the international scientific community
  • Coupling the data with other institutions dedicated to the digitization of resources, thereby strengthening the discipline internationally
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