AIP receives $650,000 Grant to Digitize Rare Books

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has received a three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make a unique collection of rare books in the physical sciences universally accessible.

The grant will enable AIP’s Niels Bohr Library & Archives to provide global, digital access to the Wenner Collection, a carefully curated repository that features 3,800 volumes, dating back nearly five centuries. The grant will make the Wenner Collection accessible to the public for the first time, allowing for new use and engagement with these rare books.

For more information, see the AIP News Release.

About the author

Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: alison@wustl.edu