May 18, 2022

Three Midwest Univesities Begin Adding Bibliographic Data to English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

From The Daily Northwestern:

Graduate student Andrew Keener has launched a project to report the historic works to the English Short Title Catalogue, a database that lists materials published between 1473 and 1800.


This initiative is one of the Global Midwest Projects within the larger Humanities Without Walls consortium. The project seeks to make the resources that Midwestern universities have to offer readily apparent.


The initiative is spreading to the University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa, both of which will begin to report their oldest tomes to the database this fall.

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Direct to English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

Learn More: Global Midwest Project

Learn More: Humanities Without Walls

See Also: Mellon Foundation Awards UC Riverside $405,000 to Develop Software For English Short Title Catalog (January 13, 2014)

See Also: Brief History of the ESTC (via BL)

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