Why charge for Electronic Enlightenment?
Electronic Enlightenment is a wholly non-commercial, not-for-profit academic research and publishing project — a project of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. The team who bring you this great resource is small but dedicated to pushing forward EE's scholarly technology for the benefit of all — an act of "electronic enlightenment". Your access fees underwrite the continued availability and growth of this unique undertaking.
Electronic Enlightenment is not a once and for all resource — it is not a defined run of a periodical, it is not a collection of static digital objects (fixed images, PDF files, etc.). Electronic Enlightenment is a dynamic digital resource. Every new letter, correspondent, annotation or manuscript reference has the potential to alter information across the entire data set! For these reasons we offer institutions the ability to purchase perpetual access with an annual update and hosting fee.
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