Clark Memorial Library receives $261,000 NEH grant for digital project | UCLA
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he William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has been awarded $261,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to describe and digitize a large group of annotated printed books from the hand-press era (ca. 1455–1830). The Clark holds one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of rare materials related to the study of England and the Continent from the Tudor period through the 18th century.
A recent survey of its collection of printed books revealed more than 800 annotated volumes, nearly 300 of which contain a substantial amount of contemporary or near-contemporary annotations, comprising more than 2.5 million words of handwritten commentary, notes, and other marks.
The facsimiles of 76,600 pages — more than 90% of which contain annotations — will be hosted by the California Digital Library on its website, Calisphere — a free and open service providing access to hundreds of thousands of digital primary sources from the ten UC campuses and public and private institutions across the state."