Library Tools to Increase Usage & Discovery
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Paratext Accounts provide our customers and library practitioners with more admin control (updating IP, contact, URL info, etc.) and information on all Paratext products and updates.
Eight Centuries Product Updates
Two New Sources Now in Eight Centuries: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Catalog & the Samuel Pepys Diary
The History Widget
The History Widget allows you to provide patrons with easy access to Eight Centuries via a single search box placed anywhere within your site - or even in your LibGuides.
It links effortlessly to our database, and launches our proprietary interface.
Research Guide Descriptions to Add to Your Library Site
Take, use, and remix to fit your library's exact needs.
Longest (63 words):
Eight Centuries is a database covering source material dating from 1106 until 1960 (varies by source). 8C aggregates indexes, catalogs, collections, and other finding aids, and includes citations to 9,000 periodicals in 30+ languages. 8C provides access to articles, newspapers, books, U.S. patents, government documents, and images. Links to open access and subscription full-text sources are included where available.
Shorter (44 words):
Eight Centuries is a database covering source material dating from 1106 until 1960, aggregating indexes, catalogs, collections, and other finding aids. 8C provides access to articles, newspapers, books, U.S. patents, government documents, and images, with links to full-text where available.
Shortest (25 words):
Eight Centuries is a database covering source material dating from 1106 until 1960, aggregating indexes, catalogs, collections, and other finding aids.
Sample Descriptions from Current Customers
“[Eight Centuries] covers scholarly sources from the 12th century to early 20th century. Includes Earl Gregg Swem's Virginia Historical Index; Poole's Index to Periodical Literature; Niles' Register; American Memory; links to images in ArtSTOR; plus many more. Citations to magazine articles, books, newspapers, patents, and US/UK government documents, and images. Coverage: 1106-1930 (varies by source).”
“Nineteenth Century Masterfile is an online compilation of several indexes to periodicals which were originally published prior to 1925 (see partial list of indexes below). Together, these indexes cover most of the English-language journals published during the 19th century. Subject coverage includes: culture and intellectual life, engineering and science, religion, and law.”
Bibliographic Records and API
Many libraries wish to add full MARC records of all the digitized sources in Eight Centuries directly to their library catalogs.
Paratext offers customizable APIs for deployment of Paratext data to a wide variety of applications for libraries already authenticated for access to the native interfaces. We will work with your programming department to export the data in a number of compatible formats.
If you'd like more information, please address any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.