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Paper: Digitising the Patrimonial Collections of the Paris Observatory Library
Volume: 492, LISA VII: Open Science: At the Frontiers of Librarianship
Page: 291
Authors: Laurenceau, A.
Abstract: In the past few years, there have been many emerging digital library projects, and digitising heritage collections has become a major issue for libraries. Digitisation supports the preservation of collections and facilitates accessibility to the public. Furthermore, the richness and variety of the Paris Observatory's patrimonial collections, which includes ancient books, periodicals, manuscripts, archives, and iconographic documents, makes it an invaluable source for research on the history of astronomy. This is why the Paris Observatory library has started work on a digitisation policy and has since launched several digitisation projects.
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