Commons:Zentralbibliothek Zürich

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Als Universitätsbibliothek sammelt die Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB) die wissenschaftliche Literatur zu allen an der Universität Zürich gelehrten Fächern mit einem Schwerpunkt in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Als Hüterin der Turicensia weist sie die gesamte Zürcher Verlagsproduktion, alle Werke von Zürcher Autorinnen und Autoren und die Literatur über Zürich nach. Als Stadt- und Kantonsbibliothek verfügt die ZB überdies über ein breites Angebot von populärer Literatur - von Reiseführern und Ratgebern über Biographien und Krimis zu DVDs und Tonträgern. Die fünf Spezialsammlungen der ZB - Graphik, Handschriften, Karten, Musik und Alte Drucke - verfügen über reiche historische und aktuelle Archivalien, Nachlässe, Bild-und Tondokumente.

Chamonix Valley between 1902 and 1904 Madura Gopura (India) around 1897 Portrait of Konrad Gessner from 1654 16th century print: "Alle Weissheit ist bey Gott dem Herrn" ("All Wisdom is with God the Lord...") 16th century print of a giraffe Poster from the early days of Swiss railway history (1847) Print relating the sight of a comet in 1577

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As a university library the Zentralbibliothek collects academic literature on all the subjects taught at the University of Zurich, with a special focus on the liberal arts and social sciences. As the Turicensia guardian it collects all publications published by Zurich-based publishing houses, all works of Zurich-based authors and all literature on Zurich itself. As city and cantonal library the ZB also offers a wide selection of popular literature – from travel guides and self-help books to biographies, crime thrillers, DVDs and sound recordings. The ZB's five Special Collections – Prints/Drawings/Photo Archive, Manuscripts, Maps, Music and Rare Books – boast a wealth of historical and current archives, bequests, image and sound documents.

We would like to present four groups from our extensive collections: single-leaf broadsheets, Landscapes, Portraits and Cultural/ Historical Material.

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File Usage on the different Wikipedias[edit]

28 Feb 2013 (before the official launch): The uploaded files have been used in 1 article. [1]

2 April 2013: 18 (46%) out of 39 uploaded files have been used on 72 pages (70 articles) belonging to 28 different language versions of Wikipedia. [2]

30 April 2013: 24 (25%) out of 96 uploaded files have been used on 93 pages (91 articles) belonging to 38 different language versions of Wikipedia. (numbers corrected for double uploads - high resolution TIFF-files / JPG files) [3]

30 May 2013: 34 (35%) out of 96 uploaded files have been used on 119 pages (?? articles) belonging to 41 different language versions of Wikipedia. [4]

2 Oct. 2013: 44 (46%) out of 96 uploaded files have been used on 136 pages (134 articles) belonging to 40 different language versions of Wikipedia. [5]

8 Jan. 2014: 49 (51%) out of 96 uploaded files have been used on 142 pages (140 articles) belonging to 42 different language versions of Wikipedia.

25 April 2014: 56 (58%) out of 96 uploaded files have been used on 162 pages (159 articles) belonging to 42 different language versions of Wikipedia.

25 November 2014: 58 (59%) out of 98 uploaded files have been used in 289 instances on 77 language versions of Wikipedia and on several sister projects (Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikidata).[6] - An image uploaded on 30 June 2014 is used the most often (in 112 instances).


→ See also: Page view statistics for the files uploaded by Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Persons Involved and Interested[edit]

  • Various staff members of Zentralbibliothek Zürich, coordinated by Jochen Hesse, Head of the Department of Prints and Drawings/Photo Archive
  • User:Beat Estermann (process moderation, evaluation)
  • User:Kelson (upload script)
  • User:ThurnerRupert (communication)
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