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  • This handout picture released by the Vatican press office on December 3, 2013 shows the cabinet prints at the Vatican library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana). The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) have joined efforts in a landmark digitization project with the aim of opening up their repositories of ancient texts. Over the course of the next four years, 1.5 million pages from their remarkable collections will be made freely available online to researchers and to the general public.The website launched on December 3, 2013 with funding from the Polonsky Foundation includes the first results of the four-year project, including the Bodleian's 1455 Gutenberg Bible, one of only 50 surviving copies of the first major book printed in the west with metal type. 
RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BIBLIOTECA APOSTOLICA VATICANA " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images Photo: -, Handout / copyright© Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
    This handout picture released by the Vatican press office on December 3, 2013 shows the cabinet prints at the Vatican library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana). The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) have joined efforts in a landmark digitization project with the aim of opening up their repositories of ancient texts. Over the course of the next four years, 1.5 million pages from their remarkable collections will be made freely available online to researchers and to the general public.The website launched on December 3, 2013 with funding from the Polonsky Foundation includes the first results of the four-year project, including the Bodleian's 1455 Gutenberg Bible, one of only 50 surviving copies of the first major book printed in the west with metal type. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BIBLIOTECA APOSTOLICA VATICANA " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images Photo: -, Handout