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Tuesday, 13th March 2012

Free Access to 65,000 19th Century Books

By Africa S. Hands

From the British Library:

The British Library and JISC Collections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library's extensive 19th century collections.

Amounting to more than 25 million pages the resource spans subject areas including philosophy, history, poetry and literature, with the original typeface, illustrations and fold-out pages for each book. Many rare or inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914 are now digital, discoverable and searchable for the first time, enabling their use by many more scholars than has hitherto been possible.

The British Library and JISC Collections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections.

Amounting to more than 25 million pages the resource spans subject areas including philosophy, history, poetry and literature, with the original typeface, illustrations and fold-out pages for each book. Many rare or inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914 are now digital, discoverable and searchable for the first time, enabling their use by many more scholars than has hitherto been possible.

The British Library and JISC Collections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections.

Amounting to more than 25 million pages the resource spans subject areas including philosophy, history, poetry and literature, with the original typeface, illustrations and fold-out pages for each book. Many rare or inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914 are now digital, discoverable and searchable for the first time, enabling their use by many more scholars than has hitherto been possible.

The British Library and JISC Collections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections.

Amounting to more than 25 million pages the resource spans subject areas including philosophy, history, poetry and literature, with the original typeface, illustrations and fold-out pages for each book. Many rare or inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914 are now digital, discoverable and searchable for the first time, enabling their use by many more scholars than has hitherto been possible.

The British Library and JISC Collections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections.

Amounting to more than 25 million pages the resource spans subject areas including philosophy, history, poetry and literature, with the original typeface, illustrations and fold-out pages for each book. Many rare or inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914 are now digital, discoverable and searchable for the first time, enabling their use by many more scholars than has hitherto been possible.

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