The library of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters is (one of?) Scandinavia’s biggest research library (ies) for archaeology, the history of art and allied disciplines. Since it’s co-located with the archives of the National Heritage Board in the East Stable next to the Swedish History Museum, it’s an amazing place to do research. And it just got even better.
Librarian Annika Eriksson tells me they have been working on this for quite some time, and now they’ve got it up and running. The library’s assortment of commercial digital resources – notably hundreds of paywalled research journals – is now available over the internet to holders of a library card. And it’s linked on an individual-paper basis to the two main bibliographical databases relevant to Swedish archaeologists, VITALIS and LIBRIS. This means that those two databases just got even more useful to us who use the library.
All you need to do to get access is visit the East Stable and sign up for a free library card — if you haven’t already got one. No need to be a professional or even a Swedish national.