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Encyclopedia > Nordisk familjebok
The Owl Edition

Nordisk familjebok (en. Nordic familybook) is a Swedish encyclopedia, published between 1876 and 1957. Image File history File links sv: Logo för Nordisk familjeboks uggleupplaga en: Logo for second Nordisk familjebok, 2nd ed. ... Image File history File links sv: Logo för Nordisk familjeboks uggleupplaga en: Logo for second Nordisk familjebok, 2nd ed. ... Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 1902 An encyclopedia, encyclopaedia or (archaically) encyclopædia,[1] is a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

The first edition was published in 20 volumes between 1876 and 1899. The first edition is known as the Idun edition because of the picture of Idun on the cover. The second edition was published between 1904 and 1926 in 38 volumes, and is thereby the most comprehensive encyclopedia published in the Swedish language. It is popularly known as Uggleupplagan ("The Owl Edition"), because it has an owl on the cover. Two more editions were published before 1957. The copyrights have since expired from the two first versions, and they are now in public domain. Idun (Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1910) In Norse mythology, Idun (also Iduna, Idunn, Ithun, Ithunn, or Idunnor, Old Norse Iðunn) was the goddess of youth, fertility, and death. ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae The owl is a solitary, mainly nocturnal bird of prey. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

Logo of the first edition (71876)
Logo of the first edition (71876)

In the 1990s, the University of Linköping started Project Runeberg with the intention of providing digital copies of old printed Nordic – just as Project Gutenberg aims to do with English Literature. In 2001, technology had improved enough to allow a full scale digitalization of the entire encyclopedia using scanning and OCR (optical character recognition) techniques. All 45,000 pages (counting both encyclopedias) have so far been scanned and OCR read, and are publicly available on the runeberg webpage. However, there still remains much proof reading to be done. Logo for Nordisk familjebok, 1876 edition. ... Logo for Nordisk familjebok, 1876 edition. ... Linköping University Linköping University (LiU) or Linköpings universitet is a state university in Linköping, Sweden. ... Project Runeberg is an initiative patterned after Project Gutenberg that publishes freely available electronic versions of books significant to the culture and history of the Nordic countries . ... Political map of the Nordic countries and associated territories. ... Project Gutenberg (often abbreviated as PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. ... The terms scan and scanning have several meanings: In telecommunication: The term scan has the following meanings: To examine sequentially, part by part. ... Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is computer software designed to translate images of handwritten or typewritten text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text, or to translate pictures of characters into a standard encoding scheme representing them (e. ...


  • Preface to the Digital Edition by Lars Aronsson, 2003

See also

The Nationalencyklopedin is the most comprehensive contemporary Swedish language encyclopedia, initiated by a government grant. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

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