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Project Runeberg

Project Runeberg
Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site digital library
Registration Optional
Available in Swedish / English
Launched December 1992 (December 1992)
Alexa rank negative increase 80,150 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

Project Runeberg is an initiative patterned after Project Gutenberg that publishes freely available electronic versions of books significant to the culture and history of the Nordic countries.[2] The Project began archiving Nordic-language literature in December 1992, but today also has graphical facsimiles of old works such as Nordisk familjebok, sheet music, and Latin works by Nordic authors. It was founded by Lars Aronsson and is hosted by Lysator.[3]


  • Name 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Project Runeberg is named after Finland's national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg. The name also has a double meaning as Rune (letter in the Runic script) and berg (mountain) can, in most of the Nordic languages, be translated loosely to "Mountain of letters". The name is similar to "Gutenberg".

See also


  1. ^ " Site Info".  
  2. ^ "Projekt Runeberg".  
  3. ^ Boldemann, Marcus (23 April 2003). Ugglan" hoar gratis på nätet""" (in Swedish).  

External links

  • Project Runeberg
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