List of digital library projects

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This is a list of digital library projects.

Name Subject(s) Volumes Description Provider(s)
Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project (Ahlul Bayt DILP) Shia Islam Digitizes and presents resources related to history, law, and society of the Islamic religion and its personalities with particular emphasis on the Twelver Shi'ah Islamic school of thought. Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project[1]
Aozora Bunko Japanese language Digitized Japanese language texts. Aozora Bunko[2]
Arnetminer Computer science and information science A free online service used to index and search academic social networks, hosted at Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University Arnetminer[3]
Arts and Humanities Data Service Arts and humanities Images, texts and datasets largely collected from UK universities. Ceased operation in 2008. Website is still active. King's College London[4]
ArXiv Science Preprints in mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. Cornell University[5]
L'Association des Bibliophiles Universels French literature Digitizes French texts in the public domain. Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers[6]
Atoll Digital Library General Open source software for building digital library collections. Atoll Digital Library
Australian Islamic Library Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usool and Islamic Scholarship - Sunni School of thought Library hosts Over 35 classical and contemporary exegesis of Quran, all major books of hadith, a large number of books on biographies of early Muslims and a lot of other related titles. Library serves international audience and offers books in numerous international languages. Australian Islamic Library
Avalon Project Legal studies and history Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy Yale Law School[7]
Baen Free Library Science fiction and fantasy Science fiction and fantasy from publishing house Baen Books. Baen Books[8] Literature, reference and verse Literature, reference and verse.[9]
Biodiversity Heritage Library natural history, botany, zoology >112,000 volumes; >40 million pages. An open access digital library for biodiversity literature. BHL operates as a consortium of natural history and botanical institutions around the world that cooperate to digitize the natural history literature in their collections and make it openly available through their website at[10] BHL Member Institutions
Bookshare General A library serving accessible books (DAISY and BRF) to people with print disabilities. Currently over 42,000 popular and educational books in the collection Benetech[11]
Biblioteca Digital Hispánica General Literature, pictures, records, memorabilia…
British History Online History Core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Institute of Historical Research, the History of Parliament Trust, and the University of London[12]
British Library: Online Gallery General The British Library's Online Gallery provides online access to a wide variety of its materials. British Library[13]
California Digital Library
Canadiana Online History of Canada 60,000,000+ pages Canadian historical primary sources, including books, newspapers, periodicals, and nationally-significant archival material
Carrie An early full text electronic library
CERN Document Server Science Electronic library for CERN related documents. CERN[14]
Center for Research Libraries General (CRL): Edward Hunter (1902–1978) collection
Chinese Text Project Chinese classic texts Electronic library of early Chinese texts. Chinese Text Project[15]
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Choral Public Domain Library
CiteSeerX Computer science and information science A Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine hosted at Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse Civil Rights
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online Biology
Cornell University Library Windows on the Past
D-Scribe Digital Publishing various academic Over 100 thematic collections that together contain over 100,000 digital objects of various academic interests, including almost 800 out-of-print titles from the University of Pittsburgh Press. University of Pittsburgh
Digital Accounting Collection Accounting
Digital Bibliography and Library Project
Digital Comic Museum Comic books Thousands of freely downloadable public domain Golden Age Comics which not under copyright. Digital Comic Museum Website
Digital Himalaya Himalayas
Digital library for Dutch literature Government-funded digital library project.
Digital Library of Georgia General
Digital Library of India 325,473
Digital Media Repository Arts and humanities, Middletown studies Ball State University[16]
Digital Public Library of America General
Digital South Asia Library South Asia Materials for reference and research on South Asia. University of Chicago[17]
Directory of Open Access Journals General
Domínio Público
EBBA (English Broadside Ballad Archive) English literature, English broadside ballads Over 7,000 ballads from libraries worldwide archived. Online digital archive of primarily 17th century English broadside ballads, digitized into multiple accessible formats for scholars and members of the general public. English Broadside Ballad Archive[18] and University of California, Santa Barbara[19]
EEBO – Early English Books Online
eGranary Digital Library Educational resources from over 2,000 Web sites and hundreds of CD-ROMs. An off-line digital library for communities with inadequate Internet bandwidth, i.e., developing countries, rural schools, prisons. Over 30 million resources in every format: books, journals, Web sites, video, audio, software, multimedia. Includes tools for patrons to create, upload, share, and archive their own content. Has built-in search tools and Web 2.0 services like Moodle, WordPress and Drupal. The WiderNet Project, a service program of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa.
EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History European history for over 50 countries Facsimiles, transcriptions and translations of primary European historical documents. Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library
Europeana 10,000,000+ digital objects Linking archives, libraries, museums and audio-visual material from across Europe.
The European Library General
European NAvigator First Digital Library on the history of a united Europe.
Gallica French digital library
FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research) Economics A digital library of economic, financial and banking materials covering the economic history of the United States. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis[20]
Greenpilot Nutrition, environment, agriculture A digital library focusing on nutritional, environmental and agricultural sciences. Targeting both scientific researchers and the interested public it aims to provide the user with relevant scientific literature which is both easy to access and of high quality. German National Library of Medicine
Greenstone (software) General
Google Books General 30,000,000+
Harvard University Library digital collections General Links to digitized collections from the University's libraries, museums, archives and special collections, covering subjects such as art, architecture, religion, history, culture, botany, biology, landscape design, music, politics, law, and advertising. Projects involved digitizing of analog collections (including images, text, audio files, and music scores), georeferencing maps, or harvesting web resources. Harvard University[21][22][23]
HathiTrust General 10,000,000+
Humanities Text Collection Humanities University of Michigan[24]
Humbul Humanities hub
Hungarian Electronic Library Hungarian literature
Ibiblio General
INSPIRE-HEP High Energy Physics Scientific documents in the field of high energy physics. CERN[25]
International Dunhuang Project Manuscripts International collaborative effort to conserve, catalogue and digitise manuscripts, printed texts, paintings, textiles and artifacts from Dunhuang and other archaeological sites at the eastern end of the Silk Road. British Library and twenty other institutions
International Music Score Library Project
International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Digital Library International relations, security Open-source Digital Library service for material related to international relations (IR) and security. Available content includes PDF-documents (journal articles, books, papers, reports), a directory of IR- and security-centered organizations, and multimedia material (podcasts, videos). Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich
Internet Archive General 3,100,000+
Internet memory General Internet Memory Foundation is a non-profit institution. It actively supports the preservation of Internet as a new media for heritage and cultural purpose.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Internet library sub-saharan Africa (ilissAfrica)
Internet Sacred Text Archive
JamJar Story Social Research A UK based digital video library containing hundreds of snapshots of daily life across the UK JamJar Story[26]
JournalServer Academic journals An international initiative to create a free digital library of academic journals
JSTOR General Subscription required. Page image archive of important scholarly journals, with searchable OCR text.
The Kurdish Digital Library General The Digital Library consists of writings about the Kurds and Kurdistan. Its aim is to make the Kurdish cultural heritage available as digital data. Page image archive of important scholarly journals, with searchable OCR text. Kurdish Institute of Paris
Kujawsko-Pomorska Digital Library General
LacusCurtius Classical studies Ancient Rome texts and Archaeology
The Latin Library
Learning Ally General A digital library serving accessible audio textbooks and general titles to people with print disabilities. Currently over 75,000 popular and educational books in the collection. Learning Ally[27]
Library of Economics and Liberty Liberty Fund
Librivox Public Domain books in the United States An online digital library of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers. Around ninety percent of the collection is in English.
Literary Kicks
Making of America collections General
Ludwig von Mises Institute: Literature Libertarianism and economics Libertarian and Austrian School economics resources Ludwig von Mises Institute[28]
Luna Digital Image Collection Arts and Humanities >80,000 Repository of images from the Folger Shakespeare Library Collection, including content related to William Shakespeare, the early modern period, and performance history Folger Shakespeare Library
Marefa Arabic literature Digitizes Arabic classics and classics of other languages that are written in Arabic script. Marefa
Marx and Engels Internet Archive
Marxists Internet Archive
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage General
Memoriademadrid Digital Library General A Spanish digital library that provides access to the cultural heritage of the city of Madrid. Memoriademadrid digitizes heritage collections from the archives, libraries and museums belonging to the Local Government of Madrid. Biblioteca Digital memoriademadrid
Metelwin Digital Library General, heritage Online digital library containing books, magazines, journals, newspapers and manuscripts with index and searchable OCR text. Contains digitized regional heritage collections and collections of different ephemeral printed materials. All content free for use. Metelwin Digital Library
Metropolitan Museum of Art General Over the last two years librarians and interns at the Thomas J. Watson Library have digitized over 250 early Museum Publications. Metropolitan Museum
Michael : Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe General A project funded by the European Commission to give access to digital collections in European archives, museums and libraries.
Michigan Digitization Project General
Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library General
The Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library MPDL covers material from 1900 to the present. It encompasses the diverse cultural, political and social factors influencing the practice of philanthropy as well as the significant contributions from across Muslim-majority countries to contemporary global philanthropic practice. The Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library[29]
Mutopia project
National Academies Press General 3,600+
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program General
National Digital Library Program General
National Library for the Blind General
New York Public Library NYPL Digital Gallery General
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
Ohio e-book Project General Available through multiple library systems for cardholders in the state of Ohio.
OSU Library Electronic Publishing Center General
Online Books Page General Provides an extensive list of digital book available online.
Online Text Library of the University of Texas at Austin General
On This Day
Open Content Alliance General
Open Library General 1,000,000+
Open University Library General The online Library from the Open University is a gateway to a wide range of online information resources. The Library website provides access to a world-class collection of resources that enhance the learning experience of students and support the learning, teaching, research and personal development of members of staff. Open University Library
Oxford Text Archive AHDS Literature, Languages and Linguistics
PAIL Solicitors Digital Media and Entertainment Resource Library Digital Media & Entertainment An index divided into 2 main categories, digital Media, technology and entertainment; and website and mobile apps projects, consisting of 7 subcategories. The site includes more than 100 articles and comments related to law, society and policy. PAIL Solicitors Resource Library
Pandora Archive General
Panjab Digital Library General A NGO digitizing and preserving cultural heritage of Punjab. There are many historically significant documents stored and made available online. Its scope covers Sikh and Punjabi culture. The library funded by The Nanakshahi Trust was launched online in August 2009. It is located at Chandigarh.
Perseus Project General
Project Diana Online Human rights library
Project Gutenberg General 38,000+ Founded in 1971, was the first project to create a library of freely available online texts.
Project Gutenberg Australia General Providing texts under Australian copyright law.
Project Laurens Janszoon Coster Dutch literature A collection of Dutch high literature; no longer maintained since 2001.
Project Madurai Tamil literature A collection of Tamil literature.
Project Noolaham General
Project Rastko Serbian literature Publishes Serbian and Serbian-related digital material, both in public domain and copyrighted.
Project Runeberg Nordic literature
Project Sugita Genpaku Translating any text without permission, if there is no copyright trouble. Commercial use of texts is also allowed.
Projekt Gutenberg-DE
Swiss Foundation Public Domain Public Domain Music 50,000+ gramophone records and phonograph cylinders A project for the conservation and utilization of public domain music and film material. Swiss Foundation Public Domain
Questia Online Library General 75,000+
Rare Book Room General General Books translated into 10 languages European Commission
Rubicon Research Repository Environmental physiology
Runivers Russian literature Website devoted to Russian culture and history.
Scriptorium Swiss Newsapapers 2,500,000+ pages Digitized and Full text searchable Swiss newspapers published in canton of Vaud in last 250 years. University of Lausanne
Shia Islamic Library Archive - Multi-language Islam Digitizes and Archive of Islamic Literature (Largest collection of Islamic books on line) in several languages. Shia Islamic Library Project
Sophie Project German women's literature 1,500+ Digitizes and distributed German-speaking women's writing in the public domain. Brigham Young University
South Asian American Digital Archive South Asian Americans Documents, preserves and provides access to the material history of the South Asian American community.
Texas Digital Library General
Text Creation Partnership General Three collections (EEBO/TCP, ECCO/TCP, Evans/TCP)
TITUS - Thesaurus of Indo-European Texts and Language Materials database Aims to prepare all textual material relevant for Indo-European Studies (including Middle Iranian, Tocharian etc.) in electronic form for analysis Goethe University Frankfurt[30]
Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Indian literature Repository of the traditional knowledge of India, setup to protect the ancient and traditional knowledge of the country from exploitation such as Unethical patents and monopolization
UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC) General
United States National Agricultural Library Agriculture
US National Library of Medicine
Universal Digital Library General 1,500,000+ A book digitization project, led by Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and University Libraries.[31] Working with government and research partners in India (Digital Library of India) and China, the project is scanning books in many languages, using OCR to enable full text searching, and providing free-to-read access to the books on the web.
University of Michigan Library Digital Library Production Service General
University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center[32]
  • University of Pittsburgh Archives
  • 20th Century Urban Renewal
  • Business and Industry
  • Ethnic Groups in Pittsburgh
  • Labor and Politics
  • Social Action and Women’s History
  • Audio-Visual Materials
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections General University of Wisconsin–Madison[33]
Varna Digital Library, Варненска дигитална библиотека General A project for digitization of periodicals, postcards and photos related to Varna from the end of the 19th, early 20th century
Vascoda General German internet-portal for scientific and scholarly information, offering interdisciplinary and subject-specific search
Virtually Missouri General Digital collections from Missouri libraries, museums, and cultural institutions
Welsh Journals Online General National Library of Wales
Wordtheque Word by word multilingual library
World Wide Web Virtual Library General
Wikibooks General A digital library of new books edited in a similar way to Wikipedia.
Wikisource General 3,500,000+ A digital library of out of copyright or freely licensed books.
Wired for Books A project of the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University.
Wisconsin Heritage Online A collaborative statewide portal to Wisconsin's history.
Wisconsin Historical Society Digital Collection History Wisconsin state, regional, and local history books, journals, and museum collections Wisconsin Historical Society[34]
World Digital Library General Library of Congress

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