From: "Lex Heerma van Voss" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks to Edelgard Slama for this announcement - LHvV
30th anniversary of the library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
Announcement, 10 January 2000
The library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) has been founded in 1969. Today the library-collections concerning the history of the German and international labour movement and social history belong to the most important in Europe. The library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation is the largest and most important trade union library in Germany.
The library collections contain more than 600.000 volumes including current publications of trade unions and political parties of Germany and selected countries, mainly from Europe.
Library developments of the last years are marked by the introduction of new media: the library catalogue (OPAC) is completely accessable in the internet, the Digital Library is continuously developped as a new pillar of the foundation's library (http://www.fes.de/library/index_gr.html).
The recently published "Festschrift" of the library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (in Germany) gives a survey on the development of the library towards a multifunctional information center. It is free and can be ordered from:
Bibliothek der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
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