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ESTC to Go Online Free in the Fall
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0483  Monday, 22 May 2006

From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Sunday, 21 May 2006 21:25:54 +0100
Subject: 17.0466 ESTC to Go Online Free in the Fall
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0466 ESTC to Go Online Free in the Fall

Al Magary wrote:

>A union catalogue of some 400,000 books printed in English and other
>languages 1475-1700, held by 1,500 libraries, ESTC has been available
>by online subscription (from RLG--Research Libraries Group) and on
>very expensive CD-ROM (from ProQuest).

The  actual coverage of the ESTC is 1473 to 1800.  It started life as the 
Eighteenth century Short Title Catalogue, but was later extended to 
include STC/Wing.  (The earlier-period entries are probably being upgraded 
- I once asked how the eighteenth-century titles were shortened, and was 
told that they weren't!)

John Briggs

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