Open Library

List of open library resources

Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. http://network.bepress.com/ Level: All

Punctum Books

Punctum books, originally founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2011, and with editorial offices in Santa Barbara (USA) and The Hague (Netherlands), is an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit, 501(c)(3) corporation (application pending) registered in Santa Barbara, California. We are an open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical […]

UCD Humanities Institute Soundcloud

The Humanities Institute’s podcast series features more than 200 recorded lectures, papers, interviews and presentations that have taken place in, or have been supported directly by the UCD Humanities Institute. Since the launch of the series in late 2010 there have been over 120,000 downloads of our podcasts and the series continues to attract listeners […]

Open GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums)

The OpenGLAM initiative is currently working on a modern set of principles and values on Open Access for Cultural Heritage. We expect to draft a Declaration that outlines the rationales behind open access policy adoptions, acknowledges different cultural backgrounds, and addresses ethical and privacy considerations to help promote the adoption of open policies by a […]

MCN: Advancing Digital Transformation in Museums

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections. Access to endless open content. Educational resources for e-learning. Virtual retreats to art, culture, and history around the globe. Every resource is free to access and enjoy. Much of it, though not all, is also open content, in the sense that it’s freely reusable […]

Oxford Text Archive

Oxford Text Archive is a repository of full-text literary and linguistic resources. Thousands of texts in more than 25 languages. The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) provides repository services for literary and linguistic datasets. In that role the OTA collects, catalogues, preserves and distributes high-quality digital resources for research and teaching. We currently hold thousands of […]

THE PULTER PROJECT: A Poet in the Making

This digital collaboration aims at allowing readers to engage with multiple, different representations and readings of Hester Pulter’s striking verse. The distinctive nature of the project is that it does not adopt an editorial process that strives to establish a single, ideal edited form for these works, but instead endorses multiple, equally authorized versions as […]

Wikipedia List of Online Newspaper Archives

This is a list of online newspaper archives and some magazines and journals, including both free and pay wall blocked digital archives. Most are scanned from microfilm into pdf, gif or similar graphic formats and many of the graphic archives have been indexed into searchable text databases utilizing optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Some newspapers […]

Harry Ransom Center UT Austin – Digital Collections

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. The collections include nearly 1 million […]

University of Buffalo – Digital Collection/James Joyce

Covering the entire span of his artistic life, the James Joyce Collection is the largest Joyce collection in the world and contains his private library; holograph drafts, typescript pages and corrected galleys and page proofs for Ulysses; 66 notebooks, transcriptions, typescripts, galleys, page proofs and the author’s copy with corrections of Finnegans Wake; documents for […]

Endangered Archive’s Programme

The Endangered Archives Programme captures forgotten and still not written histories, often suppressed or marginalised. It gives voice to the voiceless: it opens a dialogue with global humanity’s multiple pasts. It is a library of history still waiting to be written. Lisbet Rausing, Co-founder of the Endangered Archives ProgrammeThe Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the […]

The Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge. We do this by collaborating with partners to accelerate innovative tools and ideas that empower and equip libraries to make information more accessible. https://dp.la/browse-by-topic Level: All

Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources

Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources has been developed as a postdoctoral research project by Dr Marina Ansaldo, under the supervision of Dr Jane Grogan, at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. The project was developed from January to December 2012 under the Government of Ireland Research & Senior Research Fellowship […]

O Penn – Primary Digital Resources/Data

This website contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of manuscripts from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and other institutions, along with machine-readable TEI P5 descriptions and technical metadata. All materials on this site are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works. Please see specific collections and documents […]

UCD Digital Library

UCD Digital Library refers to the digital collections and online services made available by the Library of University College Dublin. It is an archive comprising an organisation, namely, the UCD Library and particularly its Research Services and Information Technology Services divisions, and technical systems, namely, the UCD Digital Repository and its services framework. It is […]

Core

The world’s largest collection of open access research papers. CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all. https://core.ac.uk/ Level: All

Locating London’s Past

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque’s 1746 map. https://www.locatinglondon.org/ Level: All

London Lives 1690 – 1800 Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical […]

Cornell University Library’s Witchcraft Collection

Digital Witchcraft Collection is part of the Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. It contains more than 3,000 books, manuscripts, and related materials. More information about the content of the collection is available on the Collection Overview page. An online selection of 104 English language books from the Witchcraft Collection is available to search, […]

The Duchas Project National Folklore Archive Ireland

The objective of the project is to initiate the digitization of the National Folklore Collection (NFC) so that: the public has online access to material from the Collection and a data management system is available for NFC to which other material can be added in the future. Project partners: National Folklore Collection, UCD, the National […]

Irish Census (National Archives)

The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage. Read more about their digitisation. All thirty-two counties for 1901 and 1911, searchable by all information categories, are now […]

Berghahn Books Open Access

Berghahn Books supports practical open access policies that help make scholarship available to a broader audience in a sustainable way. In addition to offering gold open access options that uphold publication mandates instituted by our authors’ funding partners, we also participate in initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched, which provide collective funding opportunities for selected titles. […]

Library of Southern Literature

The “Library of Southern Literature” includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924. This collection was originally based on Dr. Robert Bain’s bibliography of the hundred most important southern literary works and continues to expand under the guidance of scholarly advisors Dr. Joseph M. Flora and Dr. William L. […]

Digital Scriptorium

Digital Scriptorium is a growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts. Our website unites scattered resources from many institutions into a national digital platform for teaching and scholarly research. It serves to connect an international user community to multiple repositories by means of a […]

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 115,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has small holdings manuscript collections, original […]

Food Research: The New York Public Library’s menu collection

With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used by historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts. Trouble is, the menus are very difficult to search for the greatest treasures they contain: specific information about dishes, […]

Digital Silk Road: Digital Archives of Cultural Heritage

We wish to archive now the huge amount of cultural resources that have been collected and studied from the ancient to the current in a form without deterioration, and inherit those resources for the future. We wish to improve accessibility to those cultural resources for many people to actually see and use those resources. Digital […]

Irish Poetry Reading Collection

The Irish Poetry Reading Collection, which forms part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, is a central repository for readings by Irish poets, in both the English and the Irish language. This collection aims to capture and preserve the rich and diverse landscape of poetry in Ireland, and includes the voices of: established poets; emerging […]

Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant Garde

Artist, poet, feminist, entrepreneur, inventor, and world traveler, Mina Loy consorted with nearly every avant-garde movement, including Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, but was contained by none. Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde documents her avant-garde affiliations, pursuing new modes of textual and visual expression in order to invite a closer, more informed engagement with her work. […]

Mapping readers and readership in Dublin, 1826-1926: a new cultural geography

This project is centred on the reconstruction of biographical and geographical patterns of readership and reading in Dublin between 1826 and 1926. The project aims at collating and exploit data from unique extant records of readership at Marsh’s Library for this period and it draws on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to provide an innovative […]

Songs of the Victorians: An Archive

An archive of parlor and art song settings of Victorian poems, and also a scholarly tool to facilitate interdisciplinary music and poetry scholarship. It is designed and developed by Joanna Swafford with the generous support of a Scholars’ Lab Fellowship from the University of Virginia. It contains four songs: Michael William Balfe’s “Come into the […]

Middle English Text Series: A Robbins Library Digital Project

The Middle English Texts Series is a long-running academic publishing project based out of the University of Rochester’s Robbins Library. The goal of this project is to make relatively unknown or unread medieval texts available to scholars, teachers, and students who may otherwise struggle to find them in the commercial market. These digital editions, which […]

Dickens Journals Online

DJO is free at point of delivery. Readers have access to high-quality facsimile downloads of each weekly number, which show a fully searchable transcript of the text of each page, which has been patiently corrected by means of the OTC project, and with the help of our volunteers. Authors’ names are being supplied where known, […]

The Carlyle Letters Online: A Victorian Cultural Reference

Here you will find a perspective on the 19th century like no other, through the words of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Browse thousands of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume. We invite you to experience a correspondence that features some of the most influential writers and thinkers of […]

18th C Scholarship Online

What is 18thConnect? 18thConnect gathers together information about and links to the best primary and secondary texts that are available in digital form, either freely available on the Web or available by subscription. The digital scholarly resources in the field of eighteenth-century studies that are all searchable here, together, in one place, come from libraries, […]

World Digital Library Home

The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress. The WDL has stated that its mission is to promote international and intercultural understanding, expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet, provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences, and to […]

Library of Congress

Access online collections: view maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films. Digital Collections at https://loc.gov/collections/ Level: All

HATHITRUST DIGITAL LIBRARY

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are […]

EUROPEANA

At Europeana we work with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for. To find out how cultural material gets from […]

Internet Archive

eBooks and Texts. The Internet Archive offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 1.3 million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account. https://archive.org/details/texts Level: All

Project Gutenberg

Copyright Free Ebooks. Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for […]

Libraries Ireland

Find and join your local library service, browse the extensive collection of free items, access online resources, find out about children’s programmes, reading tips and information on services to primary and secondary schools. https://www.librariesireland.ie/ Level: All