ReadandNote.com Partners With University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries
The Bodleian has been at the forefront of digitization as part of the Libraries' ongoing commitment to enhance online access to their vast and unique collections for researchers and interested members of the public. It is endeavoring to make its collections, books, ephemera and other material available in digital format by working with a range of partners including ProQuest, ARTstor, and the Alexander Street Press. Bodleian digital collections include Electronic Enlightenment, Shakespeare Quartos Archive and Bodleian Broadside Ballads. Recent initiatives including Early English Books Online, Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts, and Shelley's Ghost (focusing on one of the Romantic period's most fascinating literary families). Additionally, the Oxford-Google Digitization Partnership saw for the first time a large proportion of Oxford's 19th century out-of-copyright holdings made easily accessible to a new generation of readers around the globe. This included the first English translation of Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy from 1729, the first edition of Jane Austen's Emma, John Cassell's Illustrated History of England and Charles Darwin's first edition of On the Origin of Species.
ReadandNote.com is a developer of advanced web experience and technology solutions. It has a reputation for building sophisticated technology that meets the rate of technology change: "Read and Note is Thoughtful, Analytical and Considered." The System has the ability to annotate digital books and other digital assets, to add digital assets, and the capability of linking references through the annotation process. The e-publication suddenly becomes more than a "read-only" document.