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Ernst-Ludwig Berz

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Ernst-Ludwig Berz (born 15 October 1941 in Darmstadt; † 19 May 2020 in Cologne) was a German librarian.

Life

Berz studied musicology, history and German studies in Frankfurt am Main, where he received his doctorate in 1967. He then became a research assistant in the working group of the Répertoire Internationale des Sources Musicales in Munich before beginning a library traineeship at the Deutsche Bibliothek in Frankfurt in 1968. After his traineeship he was taken on as assistant director at the German Library, where he became senior librarian in 1973, before moving to the Lower Saxony State and University Library in Göttingen as deputy director in 1975

In 1987 he was appointed director of the newly founded Rheinische Landesbibliothek in Koblenz

Here, above all, he actively shaped the transition to the electronic age: The library joined the network of the NRW University Library Centre (HBZ), which made online cataloguing possible. Electronic lending was introduced in 1994, and electronic inter-library lending in 2001. In the early 1990s, Berz was able to bring the central editorial office of the newly founded Rhineland-Palatinate Bibliography to Koblenz. Berz was also one of the first to take care of the electronic deposit copy in the early 2000s, for which he had also campaigned at the political level.

Fonts

  • Die Notendrucker und ihre Verleger in Frankfurt am Main von den Anfängen bis etwa 1630: eine bibliographische und drucktechnische Studie zur Musikpublikation. Bärenreiter, Kassel 1970 (Catalogus musicus; 5) (Dissertation, Frankfurt (Main), 1970), ISBN 3-7618-0495-4.
  • together with Rolf Dieter Sevecke: Zentrale Dienstleistungen der Deutschen Bibliothek: Bericht über ein Kolloquium in der Deutschen Bibliothek. In: Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie, Vol. 21 (1974), Issue 3, pp. 186-198.
  • German hymnals of the 16th-18th centuries: a selection from the holdings of the Göttingen State and University Library of Lower Saxony; exhibition on the occasion of the annual conference of the Society for Music Research, 10-13 October 1979 in Göttingen. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Göttingen 1979 (Smaller exhibition guides / Göttingen State and University Library; 6).
  • together with Dieter Sickmüller: Zentrale Dienstleistungen und Bibliotheksorganisation: Vorstudie und Materialsammlung zum Projekt “Nutzung zentraler Dienstleistungen und ihre Auswirkungen auf Organisationsstrukturen und Betriebsabläufe in Bibliothekssystemen”. Publikationsabteilung, Deutscher Bibliotheksverband, Berlin 1979 (Materialien der Arbeitsstelle für das Bibliothekswesen; 25), ISBN 3-87068-725-8.
  • Ernst Barlach in Höhr-Grenzhausen. Rheinische Landesbibliothek, Koblenz 1991 (Schriften der Rheinischen Landesbibliothek; 1).
  • Rheinische Landesbibliothek in Koblenz: the first ten years (1987-1997). In: Gernot Gabel, Wolfgang Schmitz, Dieter Stäglich (eds.): De officio bibliothecarii: Beiträge zur Bibliothekspraxis; gewidmet Hans Limburg zum 65. Geburtstag. Greven, Cologne 1998, ISBN 3-7743-0311-8, pp. 116-131.

Literature

  • Lars Jendral und Barbara Koelges: “Bibliotheken haben immer Tag der offenen Tür”. In: O-Bib. Das Offene Bibliotheksjournal, vol. 7 (2020), issue 3, pp. 1-3 (online).

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