Project management: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive; Scientific processing:
One of the most prized components of the Library and Works on Paper Collection is the assortment of illustrated books from
the 15th to 18th centuries, which was compiled in the 19th century. Over the course of a long-term project, all of these 2
936 little-known cimelia of book art were officially recorded in a database along with a description of their content. The
aim of this project is to digitize their illustrations as well as to make these data available online via the Österreichischer
Bibliothekenverbund, the international database of CERL (Consortium of European Research Libraries), and the MAK Collection
Project management: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive Scientific processing: Judith Huber-Stocker
The MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection is one of the largest and oldest museum libraries with a focus on applied art.
Alongside classic library functions, the collection is also devoted to artistic aspects of the pictorial in all possible variants
as well as to the initiation of a reappraisal of art production manifested in paper form.