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The digitized collections available through this portal include over 8,500 books in PDF format with integrated optical character recognition. These texts are available worldwide for private use. The vast majority of these works date from the nineteenth century; some publications for which the NL has been able to acquire the distribution rights are more recent. They are divided into sub-collections, available separately using special codes: History of education (xsichler), Publications of the Swiss Historical Society (xsgg), Patois and dialects (xmundart), Rare books (xrara), Books digitized at the request of the NL’s users (xlivcar).


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