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Digital Scriptorium


Images of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Outside the Library

Subjects: Image Collections; Manuscripts and Rare Books

Notes: Intended to unite scattered resources into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It has evolved into a general union catalog designed for the use of paleographers, codicologists, art historians, textual scholars and other researchers. As a visual catalog, it allows scholars to verify with their own eyes cataloguing information about places and dates of origin, scripts, artistic styles, and quality. It documents visually even those manuscripts that traditionally would have been unlikely candidates for reproduction. It provides public access to fragile materials otherwise available only within libraries.

Update Frequency: Periodically

Format: Web