Great news from Elizabeth Grumbach:
“The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) is now live on our 18thConnect site! You can see the data live in our search interface here.”
My thanks to Vincent Hiribarren and Elizabeth Grumbach at C18 connect who have done most of the hard work on this over the last year. It has been a delight to work with both of them.
What they have produced looks great, is intuitive to use, and for some free queries I already find it better even than the FBTEE interface itself.
If anyone doubts that this is a compliment, here is what the anonymous C18 Connect reviewer said in conclusion to a ‘stellar’ review of FBTEE:
“The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe is an extraordinary project, offering an unprecedented database and set of tools for the examination of the French book trade in the second half of the 18th century. It is, moreover, an exemplar of what a well researched and crafted database can offer, and, by granting access to the entire database, a model of how scholars in the digital age should collaborate. I concur wholly with Robert Darnton’s declaration that the FBTEE is “a prodigious accomplishment and a joy to use.”
So thanks guys. It’s great to be part of the C18 Connect family.