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Access to the Library catalogue

Access to the Library catalogue

Access to the Library Catalogue

The catalogue contains in alphabetical order both the Library's ancient and modern collections. To search the Rare Book Collection select Ancient book in the query box.

Search fields
The following search fields are available:

- author
- title
- subject
- classification (assigned classes: Fondo Rari 1500; Fondo Rari 1600; Fondo Rari 1700; Fondo Rari 1800; Fondo Rari Manoscritto)
- publisher
- place of publication
- language
- publishing dates
- imprint
- typographical mark
- possessor/provenience/author’s dedication.

Digital images
The icon Digital file in the section Ancient Book indicates that one or more digital images from the volumes held by the Library are available.

The following images are included in the catalogue:

- the title-page of all ancient volumes held by the Library
- selected pages (particurlaly interesting from a bibliographical and iconographic point of view) such as tables, frontispieces, indexes, ex libris, loose leafs etc.

All the images are watermarked with the ISS logo.

Full text digital edition
In 2016 more than a thousand volumes of the Rare Book Collection were digitized by Google Books.

Most of the volumes are available in the full text version, while only a small number has been digitized by Google in partial form (snippet view).

The icon Digital file in the section Ancient Book now includes also the link Full Text Link Google Books which allows users to consult/download this material.

Detailed instructions (Italian language) for consulting this material are available at the bottom of this page.


Published 05-07-2012 in Access to the Library catalogue , last update 10-01-2018


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