The Scheldt is a transboundary river which originates in North-Western France and runs through Western Belgium and the South-West of the Netherlands. The Scheldt Estuary is shared between Belgium and the Netherlands. The Dutch section of the estuary is called the Western Scheldt, and is of vital importance as navigation channel to the port of Antwerp. Since the separation of Belgium from the Netherlands in 1839, the free navigation of the Scheldt and the maintenance and improvement of the navigation channel have been a bone of contention and legal controversy.
The Library has been scanning Scheldt River publications and providing free access to these digital versions through the online catalogue. The items have been scanned from paper copy volumes located in the stacks and are now freely available online as PDF files. The total of scanned pages is about 35.000!