In the following you will find the legally regulated obligatory information on provider identification as well as legal information on the Internet presence of the OCR-D project.

Information according to § 5 TMG


The provider of this internet presence in the legal sense is the Duke August Library Wolfenbüttel.

Duke August Library, Lessingplatz 1, D-38304 Wolfenbüttel Phone: +49(0)5331/808-0, Fax: +49(0)5331/808-302, E-Mail:


The HAB Wolfenbüttel is represented by its director, Prof. Dr. Peter Burschel

Sales tax identification number: DE811255517

Responsible for the content according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Johannes Mangei, Duke August Library, Lessingplatz 1, D-38304 Wolfenbüttel Phone: +49(0)5331/808-303, E-Mail:


Liability for contents

The contents of our pages were created with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee that the contents are correct, complete and up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to § 7 para.1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information from third parties or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations for the removal or blocking of the use of information according to the general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. If we become aware of any such legal infringements, we will remove these contents immediately.

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. As the Contents of the linked pages are always the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages.The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If infringements of rights become known we will remove such links immediately.

The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to the German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law requires the written consent of the the respective author or creator.Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the contents on this site were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such contents immediately.

Privacy policy

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication via E-Mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. The usage of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for the transmission of not expressly requested advertising and information material is hereby expressly contradicted. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.

We use Google Programmable Search Engine as a search service on the website. The integrated search service enables a full text search on

When using the search service, data is transferred to Google. This includes, for example, the search terms you enter and the IP address of the device you are using. In addition, cookies may be stored when you use the service, which you can prevent via your browser settings. By using the full-text search, you consent to the use of the Google search service and thus to the transfer of data to Google, and thus also to the transfer of data to the Google service and, if applicable, to the storage of cookies. If you are logged in to Google at the same time, Google can also assign the information directly to your user profile. You can log out to avoid the collection of profile information about you. We expressly point out that the processing, in particular the storage, use and deletion of any personal data that may be transmitted is the responsibility of the provider of the search service.

You can find Google’s privacy policy at:

Images used

This website uses the following images from Wikimedia Commons: Copper engraving “Le cabinet de la Bibliotheque de Sainte Genevieve”, Paris: 1692, by Franz Ertinger Type 615.92.341, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Copper engraving “Calculating machine designed by Pascal”. Louvet sculpt. Rue Galande No. 51, Library of Congress

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