Bibliographic Data Science and the History of the Book (c. 1500–1800)

Leo Lahti, Jani Pekka Marjanen, Hege Henri Markus Roivainen, Mikko Sakari Tolonen

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National bibliographies have been identified as a crucial resource for historical research on the publishing landscape, but using them requires addressing challenges of data quality, completeness, and interpretation. We call this approach bibliographic data science. In this article, we briefly assess the development of book formats and the vernacularization process in early modern Europe. The work undertaken paves the way for more extensive integration of library catalogs to map the history of the book.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCataloging & Classification Quarterly
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)5-23
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • digital humanities
  • Information science
  • library science
  • book history
  • National bibliography
  • data ecosystem
  • publishing history
  • digital humanities
  • open science

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