by Daniel Goldstein — October 2, 2020
by Daniel Goldstein — October 2, 2020

HISTORY: Free Digitized Book Collections

by Daniel Goldstein – October 2, 2020

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This is a list of just some of the major (usually collaborative) book digitization projects. Many libraries, museums and other institutions are digitizing and making freely available the historical treasures in their collections.   So in addition to the collaborative projects listed here,  it is worth investigating the Web sites of relevant libraries and museums to see what they might have to offer.  There are also many books included in the library’s licensed resources; these are listed in the relevant Subject Guides.

Many other digitized ebook collections have been made temporarily available during the Covid-19 crisis.  Explore on you own or contact me if you have questions about any of them.

Daniel Goldstein

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