Impronte digitali: digitized collections by the University Library System
Impronte Digitali is the outcome of the Digitization Project carried out by the library system. It has the dual purpose to contribute to the dissemination of the cultural heritage of the libraries, giving online access to some of its rare and prestigious volumes, and at the same time to preserve the original documents.
The digital version of the documents can also be accessed via Internet Culturale.
Antonio Cocchi's Effemeridi
The complete digital version of the 103 notebooks by Antonio Cocchi (1695-1758) is now available online. Cocchi was a doctor and an intellectual, and also one of the first Italian Freemasons.
The digitization was made possible thanks to the contribution of the Italian Freemasonry Grande Oriente d'Italia.
Historical card catalogue of the Biomedical Library
The catalogue contains about 95,000 index cards written between the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, partly handwritten and partly typed. It is possibile to do both alphabetical and full text search.
Biology books from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project
This catalogue holds about 300 antique volumes of zoology from the Sciences Library, digitized by Gottingen University Digital Centre (GDZ), as part of an agreement signed between the two institutions.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project was launched in 2007 in the United States, aiming to create a worldwide digital library on biodiversity. In May 2009 also European natural history museums and botanical gardens libraries joined the initiative through the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe BHL-Europe project coordinated by the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (Germany).
This project stems from a collaboration between the Fundacion Canaria Orotava de Historia de la Ciencia based in Tenerife and the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftgeschichte in Berlin, with the aim to digitize and make freely accessible online the rich and miscellaneous material (books, journal articles, archival documents, herbaria, etc.) produced as a result of the scientific exploration of the Canary Islands from the end of the 18th to the early 20th centuries.