The comprehensive bibliographical recording of the
entirety of chess literature in a database is certainly a very ambitious
undertaking, which can only be realized to a large extent and in a reasonable
time by means of a worldwide network. Chess
friends of all countries and continents are asked to contribute to the
success of this project by giving their assistance.
The initiator of this idea was the Dutch collector Jurgen Stigter, whose
appeal led to the formation of the "Amsterdam Group" in November
A prototype of our database has been online since
February 2006, it’s now still a subject of further tests and therefore
not generally available at the moment. In due course a link to our "BoC"
= Bibliography of Chess will be installed on this page,
i.e. password protected and exclusively for our members.
As a data transfer from worldwide existing data stocks (catalogues, bibliographies
etc.) has proved not to be practicable the BoC should be fed at first
with data from the private collections of KWA members. The continuous
management and expansion of these data will be an essential concern for
You will find the hierarchic database concept worked out by Andreas Saremba
in our Member's Area.