[Elsnet-list] e-codices - NEW UPDATE on the Virtual Manuscripts Library of Switzerland

Christoph Flüeler christophe.flueler at unifr.ch
Mon Apr 20 20:59:17 CEST 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  
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