Welcome to our new WEBsite.
after more than 22 years dealing with www.belser.com we decided to use this new WEB-address for our new Homepage.
We introduced new information about the content in our approx. 14,700 'Non-Print'-titles*, published on microfiches or as 'ebooks. These 'new media' contains content from approx. 7,600,000 printed pages in approx. 40,000 'physical' old Books, Phamplets, Periodicals etc., which originally were published Centuries ago.
These works were written by approx. 6,150 female / male / anon. writers and hundreds of more writers published in Periodicals.
Here on our Homepage, our texts are written in English Language, in French Language and in German Language, because...
...23% of our titles* are written in English Language,
...25% of our titles are written in French Language,
...52% of our titles are written in German Language;
in addition, more than 150 titles are written in Latin Language.
Originally the old 'physical' Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals were published in various countries in Europe during the 16th / 17th / 18th / 19th & early 20th Centuries;
some 19th Century - titles originally were published in the USA;
severeal German Language titles were published during WWI and few titles were originally published after the year 1930.
Insofar our publications from 16th / 17th / 18th / 19th and early 20th Centuries, cover important time periods such as Baroque, French Revolution (1789), Enlightenment, Romantic Period, Victorian Period (England), Vormaerz, Biedermaier, 1848 / 49-Revolution etc.
Over Centuries many important Library-collections were destroyed, i.e. in Europe during the Dreissigjaehrige Krieg (1618 - 1648) and war-times. After these horrible war-times, many Convent-Library-Collections - collected by Women (Nuns) - were destroyed during the process of Saekularisation (1804). Its Mainstream-opinion considered such Women-collections as not important and not precious enough, to preserve it for the future.
On the other hand, many Monastery-Library-Collections - collected by men (Monks) - were 'transfered' into State Libraries. Its Mainstream-opinion considered such Men'-collections as important and precious and worthwhile to preserve them for the future.
Most of the Libraries containing our 'physical' titles, were / are owned privately and because of that and other lucky circumstances, those Library-collections survived over many Decades or even Centuries.
Today there is no public access to the 'physical' works in these private Libraries.
Even more disturbing, many Books / Pamphlets / Periodicals of the 19th & early 20th Centuries are 'physically' in bad condition: chemical paper-additives and / or the 'printing-ink' are some reasons, why its paper 'briddled' ("Saeurefrass") and / or other multiple reasons - i.e. dampness etc. Subsequently, in many cases there was an urgent need for our 'Substitute-Media'-Publications on microfiches or in ebooks, in this way to preserve it's precious contents for generations of readers and scholars to come.
We published these original contens on alltogether 38,300 microfiches (on average, each microfiche contains 190 fulltext-pages) or published million of pages in thousands of ebooks with and / or without fulltextsearch-functions in the old texts.
From a 'technical' and 'licensed' point of views, there are different digital options into our ebook-collections:
some digital collections are available for usage in standalone-units;
other digital collections are available for downloading onto an Univerity's digital server, thus providing through the University online access for authorized University-users within a defined University network or even an University-consortia;
some other digital collections are available through our partners.
The titles in our collections have been selected and subject-categorized by University Scholars in Europe and the USA.
Electronic Bibliographic Records for our microfiches-titles or ebook-titles were catalogued by University-Librarians in University-Libraries in Europe and USA.
Since 25 May 2018, in the European Union (EU) exists a new 'Private Data Protection Regulation'-law, even legal experts are confused about this new legal 'Framework'. Because of this additional EU-burden, we decided to delete our Contact-page here on this WEBsite. We do not own / run the 'technical' part of this WEBsite meaning hardware (digital server), software etc. We do neither count nor collect the visitor's data on this WEBsite, these are 'Simplesite'-data. We own the Intellectual Part - meaning the texts, photos, layouts, designs, ideas etc. here on this WEBpages.
In other words, instead of using such an online 'Contact'-page, you are welcome to send us a physical letter by AirMail to our Postal-address in Ireland.
Additional comments for our HOME-page:
*quantities of titles, writers, pages, genres, sections, collections, media etc. can be changed from us without prior notice to the public;
the wording 'title' means 'Bibliographic record', meaning one title contains the content from at least one ‘physical’ volume, in many cases from several ‘physical’ volumes - depending on its Original;
our wording 'writers' and / or 'authors' / 'Autoren ' means female writers / male writers / anon. writers;
there are no title-duplications in each of our collections or sections and / or in-between.
Last update: 14 July 2019
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