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  • Atti della Società degli Ingegneri e degli Industriali di Torino

    The attention and involvement for the local problems of the city and the surrounding area, attested by the essays herein published: from the debate on the Mole Antonelliana to the one on innovative transport means, from Turin urbanistic documents to Piedmontese historical cartography, from monographic issues dedicated to national and international congresses to the biographic ones focused on the figure and works of the scholars who contributed to in-depth studies on sciences and techniques applied to engineering and architecture.

    Atti e Rassegna tecnica
  • Annuari del Politecnico di Torino

    Publishing on-line the historical yearbooks of the Politecnico di Torino is one of the rare examples among European Universities. This way, the main source of knowledge is made available about the memory of people and activities of our University.

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    Annuari Politecnico
  • Students' Guides

    Here you can find past guides, digitized with searching facilities, relative to Academic Years before 2003/04. (In Italian)

    Students' Guides for Academic Years from 2004 on are online on the University Portal at the URL http://didattica.polito.it/guide/.

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    Students' guides
  • Questionnaires for the qualifying examinations as engineer and as architect

    Here, you can find the questionnaires for the qualifying exams since 1996 (in Italian only). The PDF documents (digitized from paper) are ordered by Course level (BS, MS old system, MS new system), Sector/Branch, and examination session.

    For info and comments, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), or write to scrivia/bibli+temidesame

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    Qualifying exams
  • Celebration of Public Domain

    Follow the events related to the Celebration of Public Domain 2014
    On January, 1st, every year, a part of the immense wealth of knowledge, art and literature created by humanity becomes freely available. Thousands of works, in fact, enter the Public Domain, due to the expiration of copyright on works by authors deceased at least seventy years ago. Their content becomes a common treasure, available to anybody and can be used in several various ways: it may be printed, copied, performed, played, translated, duplicated on any medium, digitized and even more.

    Public Domain
  • Poliscriptorium Project

    The Poliscriptorium Project started in 2002, as an initiative by prof. Marchis, director of CEMED (now Museum of Politecnico). Its goal was to digitize textual, iconographic and multimedia materials, which were in danger of being completely lost, due to the physical decay of the medium they were stored on (acid paper, magnetic materials, etc.). The Project aimed to maintain digital formats always in line with the evolution of both hardware and software, and focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the preservation of documents related to technology development and "polytechnical culture" in general.

    Poliscriptorium Project
  • Mechanics of Numbers

    Mechanics prevailed in technology until the end of the 19th century, when it was overcome by electrical engineering, and lately by electronics. However, computing machines remained essentially mechanical, since the well-known adding machine, invented by Blaise Pascal, until half of the 20th century, with the late exception of an electrical motorization.

    Mechanics of Numbers
  • Galileo Ferraris

    In 1902, 1903 and 1904 the Associazione Elettrotecnica Italiana AEI (Italian Electrotechnical Association) published all the works by Galileo Ferraris in a precious collection composed of 3 monographs, which are a thorough way to know and study his writings and his main outcomes. The first volume contains an interestingpreface by Guido Grassi.

    Galileo Ferraris


Culture needs be cultivated! Flier for celebrations of Public Domain

Repository of digitized works

This portal collects digital content produced by the Library System, in order to record, manage, preserve and keep it available through the Internet. We think that creating these collections is one of the essential components of the search system we want to provide to our users.