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AUF donation gives a great boost to digitisation

Project in collaboration with Google and KB now also digitises journals

1 February 2016

Donors to the AUF Year Fund 2015 have contributed 28,000 euro to the digitsation project for books and journals of the UvA.

In collaboration with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Google, 100,000 titles from the Special Collections will be digitised. All titles will be made available via the internet to the general public. Researchers and others interested will thus be able to search through an enormous corpus of texts digitally, make new connections and gain unexpected insights.

The Amsterdam University Fund has chosen this project as one of the targets of the Year Fund 2015. Alumni, staff and friends of the University of Amsterdam have been asked to contribute to the digitisation project.

This donation enables us to digitise not just books but journals, as well.

 

Published by  Special Collections UvA