This project will create a genuinely distributed repository of significant historical monographs in mathematics. The participation of these three institutions (State and University Library Göttingen, University of Michigan Library / Cornell University Library) is significant not only because of their pioneering work in building digital libraries and conversion techniques, but also because of their extraordinary collections in this area.
Funding is sought primarily to develop an interoperability layer with the three strong digital library systems at these institutions. Each institution has robust online access mechanisms. The institutions will work cooperatively to modify and extend these three architectures to provide a high level of interoperability.
Project funding will result in three important outcomes: the improvement of three key digital library efforts through improved sharing mechanisms, a large and important collection of historical mathematical materials, and a valuable case study in integrating distributed resources.