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Icelandic Online Library a Hit

Icelandic online library Snara received 511,000 hits by 30,000 users in a recent free online library week (March 2 to 9)—four times its usual number. The online library has an extensive collection of dictionaries, recipe books and classic novels.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The most popular publications during the free week was the English-Icelandic dictionary, the novels of Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness, the Icelandic Sagas, the Atlas Kortabókin, the encyclopedia of Icelandic names, Nöfn Íslendinga and the recipe book Matarást by Nanna Rögnvaldsdóttir.

During the first day of the online library week, Matarást was flipped through 10,052 times. The initiative’s organizers therefore decided to include Rögnvaldsdóttir’s entire collection of 4,300 recipes by the end of the week, on March 6.

Users can buy access to the online library on snara.is; companies have been offered a one-month free trial of the service.

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