Columbia University Libraries has launched a program of selective digitization of pre-1923 books from our collections. Our objective with this initiative is to directly support the teaching and research programs of the University. In addition, we will use digitization as a means to increase access to certain fragile materials and rare and unique items.
At present our plan is to create image-based page turners for these books as well as parallel uncorrected OCR versions for indexing and viewing. In most cases we will provide PDF "e-book" versions of the material as well.
For special projects where a deeper level of indexing or integration is needed, we will also create TEI-lite / XML-encoded versions of the book.
Looking for more e-books? Columbia University Libraries subscribes to a number of electronic books available through CLIO and our E-Books collections.