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Swiss Library Brings Old Books to New Format

In St. Gallen, Switzerland, is one of the most valuable collections of old manuscripts in the world. Stiftsbibliothek–the library of the town’s abbey–contains more an astonishing number of handwritten manuscripts, many dating back before 1000 AD. Now, with a grant of $1 million fr om the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, those books are going online. […]