e-rara.ch: 10,000th book in full text
The book Beschreibung der schweizerischen Alpen- und Landwirthschaft ... (external link) (Winterthur 1802-1804) from Zentralbibliothek Zürich became the 10,000th title on e-rara.ch (external link) to be processed using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Along with many other books, the digitised book in German type by the Glarus theologian and naturalist Johann Rudolf Steinmüller (1773-1835) can now be searched in full text.
Within the scope of a joint project between Bibliothèque de Genève, Basel and Bern University Libraries, Zentralbibliothek Zürich and ETH Library, around 6,000 digitised books have been processed on e-rara.ch using full-text recognition software since August 2018, and are now freely available to users from research, teaching and the interested public. Use the field “Search in the document” to search for specific contents in a book. The hits are displayed and highlighted directly in the digital copy; searches are also possible in the downloaded PDF document.
Currently, around 11,000 digitised books published after 1800 in 15 languages and in both Antiqua and German type can be searched in full text on e-rara.ch. New titles are constantly being added to the digital holdings. e-rara.ch is the platform for digitised documents from Swiss libraries.