Recently the STCV project phase in the Central Library was completed. As a partner of the Flanders Heritage Library the University Library of KU Leuven takes part in different projects of the Flanders Heritage Library and thus also in the Short Title Catalogue Flanders.
Staff of the STCV-project travel from one partner to the other within the Flanders Heritage Library, to build out – on the basis of the local collections – an online database with in-depth bibliographic descriptions of the Flemish press to 1801.
After earlier project stages in which the Dutch speaking seventeenth-century prints from the collection of the Central Library and a selection of prints from the Maurits Sabbe Library were processed, now the seventeenth-century non-Dutch printings were described. In little more than a year 2,241 instances were thoroughly examined. About 4 in 10 editions were previously not yet in the described STCV. 778 new descriptions were added.