Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Universal Short Title Catalogue launched

The University of St Andrews Book Project Group has launched The Universal Short Title Catalogue, an online catalogue of books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the 16th century. The Catalogue brings together over 350,000 rare editions and around 1.5 million surviving copies, 30% of which have been found to be the only surviving copy of their title, distributed across 5,000 archives and libraries worldwide. It is the result of 10 years of meticulous work. [press link]

The director of the project is Prof. Andrew Pettegree, of the School of History, and was funded by the AHRC, with additional funding for 2012-2016.