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Modern Languages, Basque Studies and Humanities

Digital libraries (A3)

octubre 5th, 2009 · No hay Comentarios

Due to the development of the new technologies, not just ebooks have been created, but also digital libraries -where, as the name mentions, collections are stored in digital formats, being accessible by computers-.

To this extent, I would like to draw your attention to some of the most relevant libraries; “The Google Book Search” and “The Horace Howard Furness Shakespeare Library” .

As regards the last one, it has promoted the research and scholarly use of rare book since 1996, being the main target on the one hand, to create quality digital facsimiles and on the other to make them available online through specific sites for each of the collections.

 With the regard to the financial aspects, the startup costs were paid by a donation from Library Overseer Lawrence J. Schoenberg.  In addition, several projects have been carried out (“The Digital Scriptorium” or “Philadelphia Neighborhood City Planning Reports” to name but a few ones) with their respective costs, and at the moment several experiments are still in production like the “Theodore Dreiser Bibliography” or the redesign of the “Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive”.




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