Past Masters opened a new and exciting chapter in the history of scholarly research when it was introduced in 1989. It is now used at over 150 research libraries in North America and Europe, and at over 600 institutions in 42 countries worldwide. An intuitive interface provides a 'book-like' experience for readers, whilst interactive, multi-level tables of contents and accurate searching allow them to navigate the texts efficiently.
“The company's selection of resources, careful text editing, and sensitivity to the budgetary constraints of academic institutions make them a model of what scholarly academic publishing in the electronic field should be.” – Robert Scott, Head, Electronic Text Service, Columbia University, USA
Many modules and works now offer 'facing-page' displays, with original texts and scholarly translations presented simultaneously on-screen for comparison and analysis.
Single-language editions are available in translation as well as in their original languages, including Latin, French, German, Danish and Dutch.
Each Past Masters collection from InteLex is affordably-priced and can be acquired individually on a perpetual rights model, with unlimited user access and IP authentication - allowing customers to build their own, bespoke digital library of texts and to add new components, to meet faculty and student needs, at a time that suits them. Institutions acquiring collections from Past Masters can support their print-to-digital programs and free up precious space within the library, whilst broadening and increasing ease of access to material, on campus and off.