November 30, 2015

Milestones: Internet Archive Digitizes 5000th Book at Duke University

The Scribe Scanner

From the Devil’s Tale Blog (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University): 

The Internet Archive just reached an important milestone by digitizing 5,000 books at Duke. The 5,000th book, The British Album: In Two Volumes, contains poetry by “Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, Arley, Benedict, The Bard” and other writers on themes including love, horror, jealousy, and death, and is part of the general collections of the Rubenstein Library. The “Ode to Death” begins “THOU, whose remorseless rage, Nor vows, nor tears assuage, TRIUMPHANT DEATH!—to thee I raise, The bursting notes of dauntless praise!” The second volume can be found here.


The Internet Archive scanning center at Duke University has been in operation for one and a half years and has digitized materials from collections within the Rubenstein Library, including the University Archives, Utopian Literature, and Confederate Imprints.

Read the Complete Blog Post Written by Rita Johnston, Operator of the Scribe Scanner

See Also: Duke University Libraries Collection at Internet Archive
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