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e-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 3:08 pm
by Elden
"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

"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: <>
* 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

Posted for Selin :)