Wednesday, February 25, 2015

more than 25.000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public as part of a collaborative initiative led by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries and the University of Michigan Library. From Shakespeare and Milton to little-known books about witchcraft, cookery and sword fighting, this rich data set comprises fully-searchable text files that can be read online or downloaded in a variety of formats.

This corpus off electronic texts has been created and released by the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO TCP), an international collaboration among universities, funders and ProQuest, an information company central to global research. Previously, the texts were only available to users at academic libraries involved in the partnership but the data was released into the public domain in 1 January 2015.

Go to source: http://www.rluk.ac.uk/news/thousands-of-early-english-books-released-online-to-public-by-bodleian-libraries-and-partners/