Early European Books, ProQuest's program to digitize the archives of landmark European libraries, has taken another leap forward with its latest release, expanding the number and range of rare early modern books available through the online service.

Debuting now are the first installment of digitized books from the National Library of the Netherlands and further content from the National Central Library of Florence. The number of digitized books -- now more than 6,500 -- will grow rapidly throughout the balance of 2011 and into 2012 as more libraries join the program.

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