Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, Online

Project start date: 2006-01 Project end date: 2009-09
Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online is a three-year (2006-2009) AHRC-funded Resource Enhancement Project, based in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. We are constructing a digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books from the period c. 1450-1720; our website will provide unrestricted public access to these images. We will also develop and publish a set of online pedagogical and research resources supporting late medieval and early modern manuscript studies. We will be working with the manuscript collections in a number of college libraries in Cambridge, as well as the Cambridge University Library, the Brotherton Library in Leeds, and other archives, such as that of Holkham Hall in Norfolk.
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Methods usedCategory
2d Scanning and photographyData capture
Text encoding - descriptiveData structuring and enhancement
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created: 
Dataset/structured data, Still Image/Graphics
Digital resource created:  
A digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books from c. 1450-1720, including research and teaching resources for late medieval and early modern manuscript studies.
Access to digital resource:  
Open Access
Data Formats created: 
JPEG File Interchange Format (JPG), Raw File Format (RAW), Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
Metadata standards employed: 
Dublin Core, simple (DC), Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

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UK HE institutions involved:
University of Cambridge


Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record
Author(s) of recordColin Burrow
TitleScriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, Online
Record created2008-08-21
Record updated2011-01-27 14:27
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2267
Citation of recordColin Burrow: Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, Online.
<http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2267>
created: 2008-08-21, last updated 2011-01-27 14:27