Project Runeberg

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Project Runeberg
Project Runeberg.gif
Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site
digital library
Registration Optional
Available in Swedish / English
Launched December 1992; 22 years ago (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]


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".

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Projekt Runeberg". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Boldemann, Marcus (23 April 2003). ""Ugglan" hoar gratis på nätet" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 

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