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Update on UN Digitization Programme

Statistical Yearbook
Statistical Yearbook
Monday 13 November 2017

Topics: Digital Collections

From A as in Acid to Z as in Zinc, the complete series of historical Statistical Yearbooks has been digitized and is now freely available online. The project comprised a joint effort between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

To mark the launch of the Statistical Yearbook 2017, the Library’s Digitization Unit scanned 55 volumes of past issues referencing statistics of countries and regions dating back to 1948.  Currently all historical yearbooks are accessible through the website of the Statistics Division; the yearbooks will also be accessible in the UN Digital Library.

As of the beginning of October 2017, 445,000 UN documents have been digitized, which represents roughly 15% percent of the UN documents identified as in need of urgent digitization. 

Other recently digitized series include:

Other benchmark series: