NLM參與大英圖書館ESTC計畫,數位化近200本特藏英文古書供免費使用

2015/07/17     來源:NLM閱讀原文

NLM Digitizes Unique Early English Books, Allowing Free Online Access
 
NLM also announces a three-year cooperation with the University of St. Andrews to identify the rarest European materials in the NLM’s historical collections
 
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the release through its Digital Collections of nearly 200 items uniquely held by the NLM and printed in the English-speaking world from 1552 to 1800.
 
NLM’s participation in the English Short Title Catalog (ESTC) helped staff identify the uniqueness of these items. The ESTC is a union catalog managed by the British Library which lists books, pamphlets, and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1473 to 1800, containing over 480,000 items reported by over 2,000 libraries from around the world, including the NLM, British Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Library of Congress.
 
The NLM holds over 9,000 ESTC items, the most for any medical library in the world....more

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