Internet Archive Adds 2 Millionth Digital Book

As a number of Slaw readers will already know, Tara Calishain at ResearchBuzz digs up some great stuff. This week it was the news that the Internet Archive has added its 2 millionth free digital book.

The text chosen, Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent, has a bit of a Canadian angle too, in that it was donated by the University of Toronto.

It was also interesting to observe that the “manuscript was copied on parchment by at least three different scribes“. The journey of the text was jumping right from parchment to digital format, and given that it was a rare latin text, one would suspect skipped mass publishing on acid paper [I didn’t get a worldcat hit anyway]. Some monographs have all the luck!

Happy Easter!

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