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Digitizing 18th Century Editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica

by Michael McLaughlin
An image of the opening page of Encyclopedia Britannica that states it is a dictionary of arts and sciences.

The National Library of Scotland has released a dataset that digitizes the first eight editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which publishers issued between 1768 and 1860. The dataset contains over 155,000 image and XML file pairings and nearly 167 million words. 

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