Uppsala universitetsbibliotek

RJ has granted means to the project The Library of Leufstabruk

2017-10-19

Photo of the building where the Leufsta Library is kept

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) has granted means to the project The Library of Leufstabruk to make the book collection of the library much more accessible for research.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The foundation has granted means to the project The Library of Leufstabruk.

The Library of Leufstabruk is a collaborative project between Uppsala University Library and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, during 2018-2020.

The private library at Lövstabruk was gathered by the entomologist Charles De Geer (1720–1778) and his son the politician Charles De Geer (1747–1805) and contains about 8500 books on different subjects. The accessibility to the library is limited.

The present project aims at making the book collection of the library much more accessible for research through a complete registration in modern databases and connects these with the Dutch Short-Title Catalogue, Netherlands (STCN). There will also be a detailed register of provenances and copy-specific information in cases of special interest in the database ProBok, and a full digitization of copies from previously unattested Dutch editions to be stored in Alvin – platform for digital collections and digitized cultural heritage. By these measures, access to and knowledge of the highly international material at the library of Leufstabruk and its history can be greatly improved for researchers nationally and internationally.