While the Penn Libraries are digitizing books from the Fairman Rogers Collection on the Horse and Equitation, other veterinary schools have been busy with digitization efforts of their own.
A recent informal survey of veterinary librarians disclosed two other projects of interest to veterinarians, historians and bibliophiles.
A project called ViFaVet at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany (Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover) includes nearly 1400 digitized monographs published before 1890. Most of the books are in German, as is the search interface. To download the PDFs, choose Inhaltsverzeichnis “Contents”. The Google Translate version may be easier for English speakers.
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA has digitized over 1400 books, including over 1200 from their John A. Seaverns Equine Collection. The collection includes Sisson’s “A text-book of veterinary anatomy” (1911) and Muller’s “Diseases of the dog and their treatment” (1911). The books are available through the Internet Archive.
The Fairman Rogers digitization project at Penn is now up to 617 titles, with another 149 titles from an earlier digitization project available in the Internet Archive. The digital collection has been made possible through a grant from the Laurie Landeau Foundation.