Cardiff University now has, via the elibrary.cf.ac.uk, free online access to Books from the Past. This is a collection of books of national cultural interest which have long been out of print and are unlikely to be reprinted by traditional means. The texts are available in two forms – images of the original book pages, together with a fully searchable electronic text which is also suitable for printing.
Developed by Culturenet Cymru and the Welsh Books Council, Books from the Past is a resource freely accessible to all. The web site will be developed and expanded over the coming years to include many more texts in both languages.
This project is currently at the pilot stage and feedback regarding its technical performance and suggestions of books to include in the future are welcomed.
Currently some of the books we have access to include: The Adventures and Vagaries of Twm Shon Catti, Plant y Gorthrwm, Cartoons of the Welsh coal strike, April 1st to Sept. 1st 1898 and Clych Atgof.
Read more at Books from the Past