To return to a theme from my previous post, I thought I’d mention that the University of Illinois’s Brittle Books Project–a long term initiative meant to save books subject to slow fire and other maladies–has taken a digital turn. Some of our rare collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies are now being digitized and made available in downloadable, .pdf form (as well as in some other formats). The focus is on books from the 1900-1950s. So, for example, if you want the first five numbers of the Evraziiskii vremennik, published in the 1920s, please to the table! And if there’s some text or other you think we might have, and maybe digitized, this is another place to look. I hope that our editions are reliable: at least you know where we are.