Design und Programmierung
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The foundation of the Academy's library collection was laid down in 1879 with the donation of 235 volumes by local printing and publishing houses. This contributed to the reform of the Academy into a modern art and applied arts school. As the Academy moved into the building in the Wächterstraße the stock continued to increase. The focal points of the Academy's teaching programme from the late 19th Century to the present can be reconstructed on the basis of the make-up of the collection. Literature on photography and photographic technique had already been purchased by 1900 and by 1940 the collection had grown to encompass 6800 volumes on book design, reproduction technique and printing.
Today, the Academy possesses an art library of over 38,000 volumes and editions of over 100 journals. Gaps in the collection resulting from the limited purchasing possibilities until 1990 have been filled and now, in addition to the specialised old stock, the library supports the painting, photography, graphic design and media art departments with well ordered resources. Users have access to modern spaces with a generous open access collection and a well equipped reading room. The catalogue can be accessed via the internet. Computer places are available for this purpose and for the use of the continually growing CD-ROM collection. In the years ahead, historical journal stocks will be incorporated, establishing an important research bank. By co-operating with other local art libraries from the University and museums in Leipzig, an expansion of the collection will be made possible, attending to the academy's specific needs and placing a particular emphasis on art and media theory, photography, book design, graphic design and media art, creating a broad and servicable resource network.