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Humboldt Digital Library
Title: Humboldt Digital Library
Title abbreviated: HDL
Creator: University of Kansas <Lawrence, Kan.> / Max Kade Center; Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology <Kansas City, Kan.>; Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Medien <Offenburg> / Hochschulrechenzentrum
Abstract: Our vision of the Humboldt Digital Library goes beyond the traditional system. Humboldt's idea of interconnectedness requires a system of flexible navigation from any point in the digital library to any other related point within or outside Humboldt's works. A further innovative feature of this dynamic system is that it can recreate the context of a particular passage and make it possible to view images, interactive maps, and information about plants, animals, and scientific facts relevant to Humboldt's observations. Although the digital library contributes by making rare books accessible, the greatest advantage of the system will be its capacity to connect data from diverse locations in Humboldt's twenty-nine volumes and allow comparison with modern scientific knowledge and developments. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Project Description / Project Partners / Acknowledgments / Digital Library / Humboldt's Documents / Information Retrieval / Space and Time Navigation / Plant Geography / Chimborazo and Plant Geography / Navigation, Research, and Computer Platform / Online Information System / Chimborazo Video / Archives / Humboldt in the Works of Darwin / Humboldt in Washington / Humboldtain methods and its implications / Scientific Exploration and Artistic Creativity / Publications / Related Links /
Subject: Historical, geographic, persons treatment (578.09);
Natural history (508);
Bibliography (010)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Access on historical literature;
Research projects
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2014-06-26
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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