The ‚Naturforschende Gesellschaft’, founded in 1793, proved instrumental for the development of science at the University of Jena around 1800. Its library can be considered as one of its most important facilities provided for research and for the education of students. Since this library has been preserved almost without losses, we can ask whether this library served the purpose of a research library in the newly established field of ‚science’. In consequence, the role of scientific societies and the genesis of specialised libraries in the area of science can be investigated in an exemplary case, with implications for the concept of scientific research around 1800.
Ziche, P., Büch, G., Kenklies, K., Neuper, H., & Breidbach, O. (2000). Eine naturwissenschaftliche Forschungsbibliothek des 18. Jahrhunderts: Die Bibliothek der 'Naturforschenden Gesellschaft' zu Jena. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 23(4), 433-447. https://doi.org/10.1002/bewi.20000230405