The publisher completed its Springer Book Archives (SBA), a four-year project to digitize nearly every book it had published from the 1840s to 2004. Whereas the company originally anticipated that around 100,000 books would be part of this effort, by the time all was said and done more than 110,000 titles were included.
Also, due in large part to the addition of those books in the SBA, SpringerLink– Springer’s online content platform – surpassed eight million documents for the first time.
The SBA project began in 2010 and the product was officially launched in January 2013 at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting. Rudolf Diesel, Werner von Siemens and Emil Fischer are counted among those authors whose works have become part of this precedent-setting endeavor.
Read the Complete Announcement
The book will never die: Springer to offer book content back to the 1840s (October 6, 2011)
Original announcement of the digitization project.