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Launch of a large-scale digitisation project of rare books and manuscripts

Estonian Literary Museum recently launched a project to safeguard the preservation and availability of the printed matter listed in the Red Book of Estonian Publications and the manuscript source texts of Estonian cultural heritage, supported by the European Structural Funds. The project aims at the digitisation of rare books and manuscripts and making them available via the Internet.
240,000 pages of significant publications and archival texts from the Estonian Literary Museum’s Archival Library, Estonian Folklore Archives and the Estonian Cultural History Archives will be digitised during two years
Digitisation encompasses the entire folklore collection of Jakob Hurt, one of the most significant folk culture databases of the 19th century, and the early 19th century manuscript collection of Eduard Philipp Körber, a pastor in Võnnu, preserved within the collection of the Learned Estonian Society, and Ado Grenzstein’s correspondence collection of 18 volumes.

Kadri Tüür, project manager

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