Washington, D.C. — The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced that the complete archive of the Carnegie Year Book--the annual report of scientific research, published continuously since 1902--has been digitized and is now available online.
 
The digitization project spanned 40,000 pages and was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative, a Sloan Foundation program that has made digitization affordable for libraries, museums, and cultural institutions across the country. The collaborative, in partnership with the Internet Archive, scanned the Carnegie Year Books in full-color from cover-to-cover. 
 
Readers can choose from a variety of formats: page through a book with the “read online” option, download the PDF, listen to audio versions, or search the full text of each volume.  Links are provided on the Institution’s publications page at http://carnegiescience.edu/publications/yearbooks.
 
“Making the Year Books web-accessible follows our long-standing tradition of open access to information,” commented Carnegie librarian Shaun Hardy, who led the digitization effort.  “From its inception the institution distributed its publications free of charge to libraries around the world.   Now, we’re using the Internet to open more than a century of path-breaking research to re-discovery by scientists, historians, and the public.”
 

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