Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Cambridge University library announces digitization project

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Cambridge University in Cambridge, England has received a gift of $2.1 million from British philanthropist Leon Polonsky. Cambridge will use the donation to launch a project to digitize some of the most significant rare books and manuscripts in its "Foundations of Science" and the "Foundations of Faith" collections which include some of the oldest Korans in existence, as well as centuries-old Christian and Jewish texts, and papers by well-known scientific thinkers like Isaac Newton and Edmond Halley.

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