Inauguration of the Centro de Documentação Alexander Koenig, CDAK
On September 11 over 2000 scientific biological journals and books donated by the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, ZFMK, Bonn, Germany, found their new home at the UFMT Institute of Biosciences. The library will receive further print titles in 2015 and beyond. The present journal and book collection covers a wide range of topics spanning from General Zoology, Physiology, Genetics, Biogeography, Systematics and Evolution to specific taxon-related fields like Entomology, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, and others.
Even some extreme rare publications from the 19th Century are among the treasures of the library.
In the forthcoming months all journals and books will be inventorized and digitalized by publication title, volume, and issue. The CDAK library will then be available for downloading via CO.BRA´s library data archive.
Special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Waegele, Director of the ZFMK, who made this donation possible and to Mrs. Ewa Szpala for the endless hours of carefully packing all the books and journals (over 1 t) to be sent to the UFMT.
Photo: Zoological journal section of the ZDAK at the Institute of Biosciences, UFMT.