Monday, July 03, 2006

Creator links and rare books

Botanicus.org is actually an expansion of one of our most successful digitization projects, Rare Books from the MBG Library. The selection criteria for that project was a bit different than our current method, with an emphasis on beautifully illustrated, rare titles. One aspect of that project that many visitors enjoyed were descriptions of significant titles, written to put the title in historical context. We've now migrated all of those titles into Botanicus and included the descriptions. View Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, our most popular title.

Another new addition to Botanicus is a page that lists all of the titles we've digitized for a given author, plus a biography (if present). Try it out for Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin.



3 Comments:

At 4:53 AM, Blogger David said...

Amazing! That's wonderful idea. I just checked "Rare Books from the MBG Library". All are good one. I will definitely buy 2-3 books from there. There is rare collection of books.I liked it. Cheers!
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At 3:37 AM, Blogger Bibliotheca Botanica said...

Thank you for your estimable work! Hopefully you will enlarge your digital library with more bibliographies on gardening and horticultural books. The Bibliotheca Botanica will highly appreciate your efforts!

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Jeanine H said...

this is such a genius idea. amazing. thank you for all of your dedicated work at making this available for the www. & beyond! I know we will find much useful information here. Many delighted thanks again!

 

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