Estates and Bequests
The University of Bayreuth strives to permanently preserve the work of individuals, associations, and other legal entities closely associated with the University, and to make the testimony of their work accessible for use. These can be bequeathed during one's lifetime (bequest) or come to the University via descendants, heirs, or the like (estate). Research documents of the University's academic staff are not subject to any obligation of return. Nevertherless, researchers are encouraged to offer them to the University of Bayreuth.
The services of individual facilities in detail:
The University Library acquires the following items from estates and bequests
- books and other media (e.g. visual and audio media) published by publishing houses,
- so-called "grey literature", i.e. sources that have not been published by a publishing house, as well as
- completed journal volumes (in exceptional cases)
as a matter of principle, only if they are relevant to its scholarly collection and are not yet available in its holdings. For the evaluation and, if necessary, the further processing procedure, the University Library requires an overview of prospective works in advance, e.g. in the form of a list, which ideally contains information on the author, editor, title, and year, and in the case of journals, information on the title and publisher as well as which volumes are available in full, and whether they are bound or unbound.
Not accepted, as a rule:
- examination papers (these may be offered to the University Archives),
- books with many personal notes/ margin notes and markings (these may be offered to University Archives),
- printouts of individual journal articles,
- individual issues of printed journals, and
- individual or incomplete volumes of printed journals (except for gap-filling).
The University Library reserves the right to decide on the worthiness of storage, the form of storage, and the provision of publications. The transfer is free of charge and permanent on the basis of a contractual arrangement (donation, deposit).Contact by telephone 0921 / 55-3420 or by e-mail to email@example.com.