Archive for January, 2016

Clark Library receives grant to digitize bound manuscripts

January 4, 2016

MS.2001.003-Pg-640x430

Gull. Hutton, Methodos facilis, or, A plain and easy way for attaining the knowledge and practice of common arithmetick both in whole and broken numbers opera et studio, 1701. [MS.2001.003, UCLA Clark Library]

CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) has announced the inaugural round of projects for “Digitizing Hidden Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials,” an initiative made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. One of eighteen successful proposals, “Digitizing British Manuscripts at UCLA’s Clark Library, 1601–1800” provides for the creation of electronic facsimiles of 300 bound manuscripts produced in Great Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Clark’s collection complements holdings of other research libraries and specifically enriches the digital resources available to scholars of British cultural, political, and social history. The manuscripts comprise commonplace books, sermons, inventories, poems, plays, recipe books, accounts, and music.

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