Now the history will be digitized – radio interview with Head of the Library, Morgan Palmqvist

6 February 2020

Today, February 6, Morgan Palmqvist was interviewed in Radio P4 about the intention to digitize the entire Swedish printing production from the 1400s onwards.

The digitization is a matter of democracy

All Swedish print from the 15th century onwards available Open Access on the web? Yes, this is the plan for six of Sweden's largest libraries, including Gothenburg University Library. The digitization work is expected to take time and is extensive - if we were to put together all the material in the library in Gothenburg, it would extend from Gothenburg all the way to Borås.

– I see it as a matter of democracy, that you should be able to access this regardless of where you live, says Morgan Palmqvist, Head of the Library at Gothenburg University Library.

Listen to the interview with Morgan Palmqvist in Radio P4 (in Swedish, shortened)

About the letter of intent

The entire Swedish print production from the 15th century until today will be made digitally available. That is the objective of the letter of intent, signed by the National Library and the university libraries in Gothenburg, Lund, Stockholm, Umeå, and Uppsala.

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