About the Beethoven Gateway Project
The Beethoven Gateway is a system of online databases developed by the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies to assist with discovery of resources on the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Designed for any level of scholarly research, the Gateway is available online at no charge. The Beethoven Gateway originated in 1990 as the Beethoven Bibliography Database (BBD), an annotated index of literature on Beethoven, and its accompanying Beethoven Thesaurus. It later expanded to include the Beethoven Center’s online catalog and Digital Collection.
The Beethoven Gateway currently includes five components. See below for more details about each component:
The Beethoven Gateway project is sponsored in part by grants from the Farrington Historical Foundation, the American Beethoven Society, and through the digital sponsorship program.
Visit the Support page to learn more about our digital sponsorship programs and other ways you can support the Beethoven Center.
More Beethoven Gateway Resources
- History of the Beethoven Gateway Project [pdf]
- Call for Volunteers [pdf]
- BBD Indexing Manual [pdf]
- Indexing Short Form [docx]
- Workform Data Entry Model [pdf]