Manuscript library catalogues at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Cbm Cat.

The signature group of the Codices bavarici monacenses catalogi (Cbm Cat.) contains historical library catalogues from the Court and later State Library as well as numerous monastic and imperial city collections which were integrated into the Munich collection at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. The oldest preserved catalogues date from around 1575. The oldest monastic library catalogues in the area of Old Bavaria (Cbm Cat. 1 to 3) and large monasteries, such as St. Emmeram in Regensburg (Cbm Cat. 14), as well as the catalogues that were created at the beginning of the 19th century in the course of new cataloguing after the increase in holdings due to secularisation are very revealing for the library's history. Some manuscript catalogues, especially the BSB indexes (finding aids), were kept until the beginning of the 21st century.

Real catalogues ("subject catalogues") are a special form of catalogue. These are library catalogues that list a library's holdings according to scientific fields. Each work is assigned to a subject area under which it is entered in the catalogue. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek's old real catalogue (Cbm Cat. 797) is a catalogue arranged hierarchically according to subject areas. Started around 1870, it catalogues prints from the publication period 1501 to 1952. Acquisitions from the time before 1870 were incorporated to a large extent.

>> This collection is part of the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library).

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