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Library catalogue: link to the full text of the Rare Book Collection

From 2018 it is possible to consult directly from the Library catalogue the full text of the Rare Book Collection held by the ISS Library (volumes printed between the XVIth-XIXth centuries).

The link is active through the Google Books platform where users can view and download the documents. Here most of the volumes are available in the full text version, while only a small number was digitized by Google in partial form (snippet view).

Detailed information on the digital scanning of this Collection is available in Notiziario ISS.

Published 01-01-2018 in Events , last update 01-04-2018 More...


Notte Europea dei Ricercatori 2017 at ISS

On September 29, as part of the event Notte Europea dei Ricercatori all'Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the Library will organize the exhibition Journey throught the human body between the 16th and 19th century: images from the ancient volumes of the ISS Library.

Visitors entrance is at 299 Viale Regina Elena, Rome.

For information and reservations see the FrascatiScienza site


Published 09-14-2017 in Events , last update 09-20-2017 More...


Library's Rare Book Collection at the ISS Museum of Public Health

On 21 April 2017, at the end of the celebrations of ISS foundation's 83rd anniversary, the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella inaugurated the new Museum of Public Health at the Italian National Institute of Health. The ISS Museum is interactive and uses the latest technologies to guide the visitor through a stimulating educational path.

A section of this Museum is devoted to the ISS Library's Rare Book Collection (XVI-XIX centuries). Part of the exhibition is the White Book, a multimedia product in browseable format consisting of about 300 digital images taken from some of the most beautiful and significant volumes of the collection. It covers the following thematic areas:...

Published 05-23-2017 in Events , last update 05-24-2017 More...


The Rare Book Collection of the ISS Library available on GoogleBooks

From 2017 the Rare Book Collection, held by the ISS Library (volumes printed between the XVIth-XIXth centuries) is available in full-text on GoogleBooks.

Detailed information on this initiative are available on the Notiziario ISS

Published 03-08-2017 in Events , last update 03-09-2017 More...


Pictures of the Rare Book Collection to illustrate a short history of cancer research

Some pictures of the Rare Books Collection have been selected to illustrate the Chapter 1 (Dalla preistoria al milleottocento) of the publication Breve storia della ricerca sul cancro: un racconto per educare alla ricerca. Roma: Istituto Superiore di Sanità; 2016. (Dispense per la scuola 16/1); p.1-15.

Published 03-07-2017 in Events , last update 03-09-2017 More...


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