The Early European Books resource is set to encompass all European printed material from the early modern period. The contents are drawn from major repositories including the Danish Royal Library, the National Central Library in Florence, the National Library of France, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Wellcome Library in London. Over time, other significant national libraries will be adding their collections to Early European Books to enable researchers to conduct a seamless survey of the origins and development of Western culture. Early European Books also contains significant works by Aristotle, Copernicus, Descartes, Erasmus, Kepler, Luther and Spinoza, alongside ephemeral works such as pamphlets and almanacs.
Early European Books provides full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages and any loose inserts, providing scholars with a wealth of information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artifacts. Detailed cataloguing includes standardization of variant author, city and printer names, thanks to a partnership with the CERL Thesaurus (www.cerl.org).
We're re-arranging some collections this summer and thought you might like to see how we move an entire range of shelves all at once.
Some of our staff volunteer (Charlie, Ronnie, Patrick, Aaron, Brian, and Troy in this video) and get to work using our shelf moving equipment. They put plates under the shelves, use jacks to elevate them very slightly off the floor, and give them a mighty push to roll them to their new location.
During the Friends of the Library Faculty & Staff membership campaign, the library employee participation rate in support of Friends of the Library achieved 100% thanks in no small part to the tireless efforts of Assistant Director of Development Michele Ramsdell.
The definitive source for information about Dwight D. Eisenhower is the 21-volume Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower to find the most significant letters, memoranda, cables, and directives written or dictated by Eisenhower from the years prior to World War II through the full term of his presidency.
This massive collection includes documents—many of them previously classified—from private collections and public archives in the U.S. and U.K., as well as papers from the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Experience the pivotal era of history through the eyes of a World War II general, university president, and President of the United States.
House of Lords Parliamentary Papers contains the debates, bills, votes, and other information about the British House of Lords in the 19th century. This collection also provides biographical information, parliamentary offices, constituencies and Hansard contributions.
The House of Lords collection completes our subscription to the 19th Century Parliamentary Papers, the other part being the papers of the House of Commons. You may search them together or separately, following the issues of the day.