Aim of the project
The aim of e-rara.ch is to digitize rare books relating to Switzerland and to publish them online on a common platform.
Description of the project
At various Swiss locations, digitization points – including some based on existing infrastructure – capable of digitizing large quantities of books are to be created. In parallel with this, an electronic platform on which the digitized books can be called up and searched is to be set up. Initially, the focus will be on digitizing and processing the Swiss books from the 16th century; other content will be evaluated in the context of the project. In addition, it is intended to keep the infrastructure for digitization and the online platform open to all libraries in Switzerland after the project has ended.
Synergies and context
The project is to be carried out in the context of e-lib.ch: Swiss Electronic Library.
- Zentralbibliothek Zürich
- Bibliothèque de Genève
- Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität Basel
- Universitätsbibliothek Bern
- Université de Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque des Pasteurs
- Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Neuchâtel
Since launch of the portal, many other Swiss libraries have joined in.
|Duration:||2008 to 2011, extension of the project 2012|
|November 2008:||Purchase of scanners|
|March 2009:||Purchase decision for online platform software|
|July 2009:||System acceptance – workflow and metadata capture go live|
|March 2010:||Acceptance of web platform: service goes online|
|August 2011:||5000 title online|