Timarit.isáis a digital library where millions of pages in digital format are made available on the Internet. This gives access to the printed cultural heritage that is preserved inánewspapers and periodicals of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The access is open to everyone and the material is made available by using the latest methods in information technology.áThe goal is to enhance access to printed newspapers and periodicals and to enable newámethods for researchers. In addition to general news and advertisements the newspapers and periodicals contain and refer to many diverse subjects like literature, history, politics, business, trade and industry. Users canásearch the databaseáboth by using fixed termsátitle and country, and by using full text search. They can also browse through the material and print selected pages. The digital library will steadily accumulate more titles from the participating countries.
Timarit.is is a collaborative project between the
Material selected for digitalization
Eachálibrary decides for its part what material is to be digitized and made available on the Internet. In the first phase of the project The National and University Library of Iceland digitisedáalmost everyáIcelandic newspaper and periodicaláprinted before 1920.áPresently the goal is to include allánational newspapers from the beginning to the present and selected periodicals as well.áIn all cases every issue is digitised. Copyrightálaws and agreements with publishers determine what titles can be made available at the web site. For someátitles the publisher has decided onáan embargo period, typically theálast 2- 4 years.
|Number of available titles:||972|
|Number of available articles:||42,783|
|Number of available pages online:||4,892,548|