University Library

Examples from the Utrecht University Library (UBU)

A showcase is The Utrecht Psalter, which features the famous ninth-century Utrecht Psalter, fully digitized and annotated. This website offers exegetical resources languages. Georeferencing is an impressive example of crowdsourcing: in a short period of time, members of the general public correctly placed 998 historical maps on a contemporary map. Old maps can now effortlessly be placed over OpenStreet maps or Google Maps, enabling us to see how areas have changed over time, and what our surroundings looked like in the past. The site itself focuses on the Utrecht area.  Another project focusing on spatial surroundings, the Bosatlas, allows us to examine societal and geographical change by comparing successive editions of the Bosatlas, a Dutch atlas, illustrating changes in Europe before and after the First World War. Utrecht printers online offers an overview of the printers present in Utrecht during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with the option to refine searches on the basis of location, name and date.