Trials

Voordat een databank aangekocht wordt, doorloopt die steeds een trial-fase waarin ze door onderzoekers van de faculteit wordt getest.

Databanken die momenteel in trial-fase zitten vind je hieronder. De Facultaire Bibliotheekcommissie beslist na afloop van de trial-fase of de databank al dan niet wordt aangekocht.

Aankoopsuggesties van databanken en technische problemen bij trials:

Nineteenth Century Literary Society

  • Periode: 26/05/2020-18/08/2020
  • Nineteenth Century Literary Society makes available more than 1,400 items from the archive of the historic John Murray publishing company.
    Held by the National Library of Scotland since 2006 and added to the UNESCO Register of World Memory in 2011, the Murray collection comprises one of the world’s most important literary archives. Primary source materials span the entirety of the long nineteenth century and document the golden era of the House of Murray from its inception in 1768. Records digitised in this resource predominantly focus on the tenure of John Murray II and his son, John Murray III, as they rose to prominence in the publishing trade, launching long-running series including the political periodical Quarterly Review, and publishing genre-defining titles such as Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Austen’s Emma and Livingstone’s Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.

 

European Literature, the Corvey Collection, 1790–1840

  • periode: 05/06/2020 – 31/07/2020
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, the Corvey Collection, 1790–1840 includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere -- including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry, and more -- with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.
The Corvey library was built during the last half of the 19th century by Victor and his wife Elise, both bibliophiles with varied interests. The collection thus contains everything from novels and short stories to belles lettres and more populist works, and includes many exceedingly rare works not available in any other collection from the period. These invaluable, sometimes previously unknown works are of particular interest to scholars and researchers.