Oxford University’s Bodleian Library joins Vatican to share 1.5 million pages of ancient texts

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is working with the Vatican’s library to open up their treasures to millions of readers across the world.

It will see two of the world’s oldest libraries putting their repositories of ancient texts on line.

The Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, in the headquarters of the Catholic Church, is one of the few libraries in the world with historical collections to rival those held by the Bodleian.

Read it all and you may also find a piece of interest here on Vatican Radio.

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Posted April 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Kendall Harmon wrote:

To have this available is just an awesome prospect.

April 14, 3:26 pm | [comment link]
2. Teatime2 wrote:

That would be outstanding!!! I found some works by Wilkie Collins I hadn’t read offered for free by the British Library! LOL, my nerdy reading list is paying off—the works are free of charge!!!

April 14, 5:38 pm | [comment link]
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