Digital Library

Digital Library

Explore the BeicDL

December 2017: 39569 digital objects, 99936 records, 5617 authors. Best view with Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

The Beic Digital Library (BeicDL) stands out for its selectiveness and the multidisciplinary nature of its collections. Key authors and works in quality editions have been identified by specialists in numerous fields of study. The holdings of major libraries and special collections in Italy and beyond have been drawn on to obtain digital copies of the selected works. In this way  BeicDL makes freely accessible a vast complex of works, including some of the most important writings and works to have been produced by sciences, arts and humanities (Classics of European Culture, about 1000  selected authors to be digitized in a few years), stretching across a timescale that ranges from the ancient world to the modern age.

Particular care is taken in the preparation of descriptions of individual digitized works, as well as the specific techniques employed to create each digital reproduction. The reader will be informed of the existence of a large number of texts (information a traditional catalogue would have difficulty in furnishing). Additionally, thanks to a map of each publication's structure, users are able to access directly the part of the document that most interests them.