Presenting digital documents together in context gives them added value. The digital exhibitions mentioned here offer a considered and well-reasoned selection of items from the Special Collections of Utrecht University Library, some of which originate from other institutions.
Most of the exhibitions are themed. They include images of complete documents relating to a specific subject as well as more information on certain aspects and details of documents. In some cases the digital overview corresponds or corresponded to a physical exhibition or presentation.
The various items on display are accompanied by – often detailed – scholarly explanations. Most of the subcollections have an introduction including the reasons for choosing the items.