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Category:   E-Material
Subject:   e-codices - NEW UPDATE on the Virtual Manuscripts Library of Switzerland
Email:   christophe.flueler_(on)_unifr.ch
Date received:   20 Apr 2009

e-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland "It started as a preservation mission for a single abbey, but grew into a more ambitious effort to put medieval documents from all over Switzerland on a single web site. Now the Stiftsbibliothek is part of a network for digitizing medieval manuscripts called the "Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland". Spiegel Online - www.spiegel.de "What started as a pilot project in 2005 grew sharply last year, when the Saint Gallen project was incorporated into a program to digitize all of Switzerland's roughly 7,000 medieval manuscripts" The New York Times, October 18, 2008 * single point of access for Swiss manuscripts on the internet * a project of the Medieval Institute of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland * accessible at: www.e-codices.ch * follow-up project of CESG - Codices electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of Saint Gall). * high resolution digital images: over 140'000 facsimile pages * regularly updated: * now 380 complete manuscripts from 16 Swiss manuscript collections new web application * manuscript descriptions * browse and search functions * sponsed by the Mellon Foundation and E-lib (Digital Library of Switzerland) accessible in German, French, Italian and English English: www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en German: www.e-codices.unifr.ch/de French: www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr Italian: www.e-codices.unifr.ch/it _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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