Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 11:43 AM
As an alumnus of Ghent University, I am thrilled that the university has decided to open its historic and special collections to the world. Ghent University has always striven for innovation and it hit a new milestone today by becoming the first Dutch-language library to join the Library Project. This joint project will allow researchers, students and users from all around the world to search, browse and read the incredible collection of public domain books the university has to offer.
I have been working in Ireland for 3 years now and whenever I head back to Belgium I don't miss a chance to pay a nostalgic visit to the university. In the coming months, the library, including its 64 meter high book tower, will close for a massive renovation. Thanks to the library's agreement with Book Search, the public will soon have another way to access these great books-- by finding them online.