The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world.

Talented researchers at St Andrews University, have officially launched a new online catalog of books published between the invention of print and the end of the 16th century.

The work is the result of over ten years of detective work, relentless information gathering, and meticulous field work, evoking the goodwill and co-operation of scholars and librarians around Europe.

The ten-year project delineates a research revolution for students of history, literature and culture and brings details of about 350,000 rare books distributed across 5,000 separate archives and libraries around the world to their desktops free of charge.

The catalogue is a repository of published works that would not otherwise have been available, including lost libraries, forbidden texts, previously unknown titles, and unrecognized treasures. The new records ar now integrated with existing inventories creating a searchable super-power that extends across national boundaries and many fields of study.

To learn more about this unique project please click on University of St. Andrews.

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1 Comment on Scotland’s St. Andrews University 10-year treasure hunt leads to world’s first bibliography of the 16th century

  1. A. Stewart says:

    Brilliant! Thank you.

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