Collections of a university are an interesting part of the history of research and teaching as their material cultural heritage. They once again come into the focus of science when they are themselves investigated from a later point of view and with different methodological approaches.
However, such objects are often difficult to access. For several years now, they have been increasingly digitized. Often, as in our case, they are then available as digital copies even worldwide to a much larger circle of interested people on the Internet.
The Collection Coordination Office of the University of Vienna at the DLE Bibliotheks- und Archivwesen supports collection leaders in their digitization projects, and also carries out some of them themselves: for example, the digitization of historic blackboards such as the botanical panels of the former Institutes of Botany and Plant Physiology.