ProQuest Information and Learning announce major licence for Early English Books Online

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Citation

(2004), "ProQuest Information and Learning announce major licence for Early English Books Online", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2004.12232bab.008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


ProQuest Information and Learning announce major licence for Early English Books Online

ProQuest Information and Learning announce major licence for Early English Books Online

The luck of the Irish? – no more interlending of old books in Irish Universities although one wonders if the ordinary Irish citizen can obtain access... (Ed.)

ProQuest Information and Learning and IRIS announce a major licence in the Republic of Ireland for key Chadwyck-Healey electronic publication Early English Books Online (EEBO).

The institutions that now have perpetual online access to the only complete surviving record of the English speaking world for 227 years are: University of Limerick, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin and The National Library of Ireland.

EEBO provides instant access to rare English books from 1473-1700; containing over 125,000 titles, comprising 22.5 million page images, and a wealth of rare, difficult to access works. The breadth and depth of material contained within the collection provides endless opportunities for research across a vast range of subject areas - from history, English literature, religion, music and the arts to physical science and women's studies. In 2003 EEBO customers viewed over ten million images and have downloaded two million works.

Source: Proquest press release 9 January 2004, available at: www.proquest.co.uk