The DFG Viewer is essentially developed by SLUB Dresden on behalf of Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).
Development historyThe original prototype of the DFG Viewer was developed by Dr. Thomas Staecker in May 2007 and presented on the web pages of Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel. This constituted a purely functional feasibility study, which was still based on a partly proprietary XML format. However, this Demonstrator pointed the way for the further co-operation of the four project partners involved in the campaign for the digitisation of printed works recorded in national registers (VD16/VD17):
- Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel [Duke August Library Wolfenbüttel],
- Saxon State Library - State and University Library Dresden,
- University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt and
- Bavarian State Library.