The Vatican and the Bodleian libraries launch digitization of early books

The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) have joined efforts in a landmark digitization project with the aim of opening up their repositories of ancient texts. Over the course of the next four years, 1.5 million pages from their remarkable collections will be made freely available online to researchers and to the general public.


The first books from this project have just gone online (including 2 Gutenberg Bibles). Browse the texts at the Polonski Foundation digitization Project.

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Vatican Library (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)