New Italian imprints discovered in French libraries

Posted April 02, 2014

A key goal of the USTC is to provide comprehensive coverage of surviving copies, wherever they are to be found in the world’s libraries. To this end this phase of the project is concentrating increasingly on books now in libraries outside their countries of origin. These have very often been neglected in national bibliographical surveys, but they will be a key source of new information, as well as providing important insights into contemporary collecting. The importance of this work is illustrated by a survey now being undertaken by project member Shanti Graheli of Italian books in French libraries...continue reading

Bononia Manifesta: New Records added to USTC

Posted December 16, 2013

The USTC has just incorporated 2,796 new records from Bononia manifesta, a catalogue of bulls, edicts, ordinances, proclamations and other rules printed in the 16th century, mostly in the last three decades, for the town of Bologna and its surroundings (Z. Zanardi (ed.), Bononia Manifesta. Catalogo dei bandi, editti, costituzioni e provvedimenti diversi, stampati nel XVI secolo per Bologna e il suo territorio, 1996). The catalogue also allowed us to improve a number of already existing USTC records.continue reading

Eleven thousand new French digital editions added

Posted October 31, 2013

The USTC project team is pleased to announce the first of a series of planned updates to its database: the addition of over 11,000 digital copies of books published in France between 1501 and 1600. The bulk of the work was accomplished by Arthur der Weduwen, one of the members of our summer internship programme, who spent several weeks of work on this update over the summer. Using these downloads drawn from several digitization programmes, the digital copies were matched to existing copies in the USTC in a chronological...continue reading

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