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Zentralbibliothek Solothurn

The Zentralbibliothek Solothurn (ZBS, Solothurn Central Library - article in German Wikipedia) is a public library with notable historical collections in Solothurn, Switzerland. The ZBS possesses a prints and drawings collection started in 1941. The focus is on subjects from the canton of Solothurn and on Solothurn artists including Ludwig Midart (1733-1800), Martin Disteli (1802-1844) or Heinrich Jenny (1824-1891). There are also views of the canton of Solothurn by well-known artists from other regions such as the Zurich engraver David Herrliberger (1697-1777) or the Toggenburg landscape painter and engraver Johann Baptist Isenring (1796-1860).

In connection with a cooperation between the ZBS and Wikimedia CH, public domain files from the collection of the ZBS will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. More digitised images and additional information are available at

The uploads can be found at Category:Media contributed by Zentralbibliothek Solothurn.

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  • Categorize the uploaded files: Check out the Quick Guide to get started; use tools like "HotCat" or "Cat-a-lot" to work more effectively.
  • Complete the metadata, check it for accuracy, correct it.
  • Add the uploaded pictures to existing Wikipedia articles in various languages where appropriate; create a cropped version of the picture if you think a cropped version would better serve the illustrative purposes. Use the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) to crop TIFF-files. The Glamorous Tool provides a good overview about which pictures have already been used in which Wikipedia articles.
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