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Maaike Napolitano
Postbus 90407, 2509 LK Den Haag
+31 70-3140167

Delpher is the national infrastructure for full-text access and publication of Dutch publications (books, newspapers, periodicals). gives access to over a million Dutch books, newspapers and periodicals, totalling more than 60 million pages of text. Over sixty libraries, academic institutions and heritage institutions have provided their collections for inclusion in this facility, that is hosted at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek.

Delpher is the national infrastructure for full-text access to Dutch publications (books, newspapers, periodicals). Delpher provides an unprecedented free digital resource to researchers. Delpher provides a large-scale corpus for digital humanities, provides primary source material for individual historians and a diachronical corpus for linguistic research.
Delpher has been built up over the last decade and brings together digitized material from different sources: the large-scale digitization of newspapers funded by NWO (Databank Digitale Dagbladen), material digitized through the national preservation programme Metamorfoze, public-private partnerships for digitasation of books with Google and Proquest and other digitization projects.
The results of these projects have been brought together in the end-user service in 2013, with millions of new pages added each year. This year has seen the integration of the Digitale Bibliotheek der Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL) at search level.

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