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New Online Library for Ancient Manuscrip

JohnInKansas 03 Dec 13 - 05:03 PM
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Subject: New Online Library for Ancient Manuscrip
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 05:03 PM

Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online

Nicole Winfield The Associated Press
03 December 2013

Gregorio Borgia / AP

Access to the Gutenberg Bible and other ancient manuscripts has just gotten easier.

The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library put the first of 1.5 million pages of their precious manuscripts online Tuesday, bringing their collections to a global audience for the first time.

The two libraries in 2012 announced a four-year project to digitize some of the most important works in their collections of Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and early printed books.

The 2 million pound ($3.3 million) project is being funded by the Polonsky Foundation, which aims to democratize access to information.
"We want everyone who can to see these manuscripts, these great works of humanity," Monsignor Cesare Pasini, the prefect of the Vatican Library, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday inside the frescoed library. "And we want to conserve them."

Among the first works up on the site Tuesday are the two-volume Gutenberg Bibles from each of the libraries, an illustrated 11th century Greek bible and a beautiful 15th-century German bible, hand-colored and illustrated by woodcuts.

The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and is one of the most important research libraries in the world. It has 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 prints, drawings and engravings. The Bodleian is the largest university library in Britain, with more than 11 million printed works.

Pasini said the Vatican was embarking on similar digitization projects with libraries in Azerbaijan and China, among others.

[The article linked has several links to comment about the online library but no link to the items posted that I could see in a first look. They'd apparently like you to wander around there and enjoy the thrill of discovery.]

John


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Subject: RE: New Online Library for Ancient Manuscrip
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 05:08 PM

Mudcat displayed the whole title that I entered, ending with "Manuscripts," but truncated when it created the thread. The article really is about old books, and not about ancient medical prescriptions (scrips in some US usages).

John


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Subject: RE: New Online Library for Ancient Manuscrip
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 07:39 PM

Let me know when they put the stuff that's not been released online! I live in the Warburg library...


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Subject: RE: New Online Library for Ancient Manuscrip
From: Elmore
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 07:42 PM

Sounds like b.s. to me.


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Subject: RE: New Online Library for Ancient Manuscrip
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 02:45 PM

Thanks, John.


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