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Here you will find help in navigating through the Archivportal-D, the online collections and the keyword tool.

Archivportal-D offers access to more than 200 German archives. On this platform, users can research institutional information on numerous archives, descriptive information on their respective holdings and digitised archival material.

If you are interested in participating in the Archivportal-D or want to create your own online collection, click here.

Startseite des Archivportal-D

Landing page of the Archivportal-D

How does the Archivportal-D work?

Find archives

On the landing page, the selection by federal states and sectors offers you the possibility to limit your search by geography and by sector of archive. For example, if you are interested in search results from church archives in Brandenburg and Berlin. You start your search for the selected filters using the green magnifying glass next to the search slot, even if the search slot is empty.

Eine Suchanfrage für kirchliche Archive in Brandenburg und Berlin

A search query for church archives in Brandenburg and Berlin can be started with the magnifying glass next to the search slot.

Find records

On Archivportal-D, all participating archives provide information about their archival material and, if available, their finding aids and digitised material. Via "Find records" you can narrow down the wide range of holdings to your search interests. You can not only refine your search by geography and by sectors of archival institutions, but also narrow down the time of origin, select specific types of archival records such as photos or documents and even search directly for individual persons or organisations. These individual filters can also be combined, for example, to display only the film material of politician Kurt Kiesinger, but omit photos and estate records.

Suchanfrage Kurt Kiesinger

Select the filters that are relevant for you in the drop-down menu "Document type".

 

The search result page

The search results page displays all indexing information, the link to the digitised material (if available), a preview image of the object and information in which archive it can be found.

The favorites list

Save your search results in the favorites list to collect interesting objects or to prepare your next visit to the archive. You can also create several favorites lists, for example, for different topics or archives, and add notes and descriptions to the lists and the archival material. Share your favorites list with friends, colleagues or other researchers and add notes and descriptions to the records in your list.

Merkliste

The favorites list in the Archivportal-D.

The advanced search

The advanced search is primarily aimed at experienced users. It serves to carry out your search in even greater detail. Here you can search specifically in individual indexing fields, for example in the title or in the contents note, or you can limit your search to individual indexing levels in advance. Combine criteria from different fields and limit your search to individual archives and holdings. Please note when selecting archives/holdings that only archives with online finding aids provided will appear here for selection.

 

Online collections

To make it even easier for you to search for archival material, Archivportal-D creates online collections to provide you with archival material on a specific topic, e.g. the Weimar Republic. Read on to find out how you can use the collection effectively.

Themenportal Weimarer Republik - Startseite

The landing page of the online collection "Weimarer Republik".

 

How does the online collection work?

Finding archival records with "Select keywords by topic"

Narrow down your search by using the appropriate keywords and thus obtain archival material on individual topics and events of the Weimar Republic. For example, you are interested in the topic "Political Murder" in the category "Domestic Political Controversies". If necessary, you can also limit your search to the individual subcategories (in this example: "Political Violence and Republic Protection").

Themen auswählen im Themenportal

Several categories with subcategories lead to selection of keywords on topics and events.

 

Finding archival records with "Select keyword by geography"

Here you can narrow down your search geographically and thus obtain archival material on individual regions or countries. Keywords that are subordinate to the nation state "Deutsches Reich" can also be selected on the historic map, such as "Freistaat Bayern".

Historische Regionen finden im Themenportal

Several categories with a map lead to a selection of keywords on individual regions or countries.

If you combine the keyword selection by geography with the selection by topic, your result will be limited geographically. For example, you are interested in the topic "ceded territories", such as "Alsace-Lorraine".

Differenzierte Suchoptionen im Themenportal

A combination of keyword by topic and geography limits your topic search on the region or country you chose.

 

Finding archival records with "Keyword selection A-Z"

Here you will find all keywords (topics and geography) in alphabetical order.

A-Z Index

The A-Z index of the online collection: keywords in alphabetical order.

Where did I find the keyword?

The following applies to all keywords: Click on the icon in front of the keyword if you want to display the path of the keyword again.

Schlagwortpfad

The keyword path indicates to which category a keyword belongs to.

The search results page in the online collection

On the search results page you can now add or remove keywords from the collection. Keywords from your current search are marked orange, other keywords to which the archive material has been linked are marked grey.

You can also refine your search using the various filters from Archivportal-D (e.g. date of creation, archive and holdings selection).

Suchergebnis für "Politischer Mord"

Search results for the keyword "Politischer Mord".

You can also refine your search using the various filters from Archivportal-D (e.g. runtime, archive and holdings selection).

Suchergebnis für "Politischer Mord" mit APD-Filter

The search result for "Politischer Mord" in combination with the APD filter "Provenienz".

Join the Archivportal-D!

Das Archivportal-D ist Teil der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek (DDB). Ihre Archiveinrichtung möchte am Archivportal-D und an der DDB teilnehmen?

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Informationen finden Sie unter:

https://pro.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/wie-kann-ich-teilnehmen

Nehmen Sie Kontakt zu uns auf:

Fachstelle Archiv der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek

Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
Olgastr. 80, 70182 Stuttgart

Oliver Götze
Tel.: + 49(0)711-212-4240

Nils Meyer
Tel.: + 49(0)711-212-4227

E-Mail: archiv [at] deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de
Webseite: Kontaktseite der Fachstelle Archiv (DDBpro)

 

Participate in the online collections!

Besitzt Ihre Archiveinrichtung historische Akten, Fotos und anderes Archivgut zur „Weimarer Republik“? Dann laden wir Sie herzlich ein, beim Themenportal mitzumachen!
Unterstützen Sie uns bei dem Ziel, eine deutschlandweite Archivgut-Suche zu dieser historischen Epoche aufzubauen!

Das Themenportal „Weimarer Republik“ ist das Produkt des DFG-Projekts „Aufbau einer Infrastruktur zur Implementierung sachthematischer Zugänge im Archivportal-D am Beispiel des Themenkomplexes 'Weimarer Republik'“ der Projektpartner Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Bundesarchiv, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek und FIZ Karlsruhe (2018-2021).
Mehr Informationen finden Sie auch in der ausführlichen Projektbeschreibung.

Um beim Themenportal mitzumachen, sollte Ihre Institution Datenpartner der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek und des Archivportal-D sein und ihre Findmittel auf Archivportal-D zur Verfügung stellen. Informationen zur Teilnahme siehe "Mitmachen beim Archivportal-D".

Kontaktieren Sie uns für eine Teilnahme am Themenportal! Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Nachricht!

Inger Louise Banse
Projektbearbeitung im Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg 
E-Mail: inger.banse [at] la-bw.de

und

Rebecca Hass
Projektbearbeitung im Bundesarchiv
E-Mail: r.hass [at] bundesarchiv.de

 

The keyword tool

In the Archivportal-D you will soon have a web application at your disposal with which you can keyword your finding aids. With this keyword tool, you can independently prepare your archive material for the various online collections.

Das Schlagworttool

The current status of the keyword tool interface.

Ihre mit Schlagwörtern versehenen Findmittel sind anschließend über die Kategorien und die Schlagwortauswahl im Themenportal sowie weiterhin im Archivportal-D auffindbar. Wenn Sie an einer Verschlagwortung Ihres Archivguts interessiert sind, melden Sie sich einfach bei uns unter den oben genannten Kontaktdaten. Nähere Informationen zum Schlagworttool finden Sie hier.

Your keyworded finding aids can then be found via the categories and the keyword selection in the online collection as well as further on in the Archivportal-D. If you are interested in keywording your archive material, simply contact us using the contact details above. You can find more information about the keyword tool here.

 

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Table of content

1. How does the Archivportal-D work?

    1.1 Find archives

    1.2 Find records

    1.3 The search result page

    1.4 The favorites list

    1.5 The advanced search

2. How does the online collection work?

    2.1 Finding archival records with "Select keywords by topic"

    2.2 Finding archival records with "Select keyword by geography"

    2.3 Finding archival records with "Keyword selection A-Z"

    2.4 Where did I find the keyword?

    2.5 The search results page in the online collection

3. Join the Archivportal-D!

4. Participate in the online collections!

5. The keyword tool