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Conversion of the Vatican Library manuscripts into digital format

Conversion of the Vatican Library manuscripts into digital format | TdF  |   Culture | Scoop.it

Digita Vaticana Onlus is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 to promote the conversion of the Vatican Library manuscripts into digital format. The Association is raising the necessary funds to guarantee the digitization of over 80,000 manuscripts held in the Vatican Library and is developing venues of communication to disseminate and articulate the value of these important historical documents, so as to improve the visibility of the project and its supporters. That's just a little over half the approximately 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images that are housed in the library.


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, October 29, 2:22 PM

Other Europe's 10 Most Beautiful Libraries: 

  1. Admont Abbey Library
  2. Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra University Library
  3. Old Library, Trinity College Dublin
  4. Francois-Mitterand Library, French National Library, Paris
  5. Austrian National Library, Hofburg Palace, Vienna
  6. Biblioteca Marciana, Venice
  7. Radcliffe Camera, University of Oxford
  8. Philological Library, Free University, Berlin
  9. Baroque Library Hall, Clementinum, Prague
  10. Black Diamond, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen
Sifop-CARM's curator insight, October 29, 4:13 PM

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Vatican to Digitize 41 Million Pages of Ancient Manuscripts

Vatican to Digitize 41 Million Pages of Ancient Manuscripts | TdF  |   Culture | Scoop.it
What happens when a wide swath of history — previously only explored by white-gloved librarians and erudite historians — is made available to anyone with a solid internet connection? 

Thanks to the Pope, we’ll soon find out. The Vatican Apostolic Library has announced it will digitize all 82,000 manuscripts in its 135 collections with the help of a Japanese IT company. That’s 41 million pages spanning nearly 2,000 years of church history that will soon be clickable, zoomable, and presumably, printable. When all is said and done, you’ll be able to read the Psalms handwritten across13th-century vellum on your iPhone — so long as you speak ancient Greek. [...]


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Dave Sumner at Dave Sumner.com's curator insight, April 11, 4:42 PM

This is an amazing announcement for anyone interested in writing, reading, or world history. This collection contains one of the earliest surviving examples of a Roman text. I don't read ancient Greek, but I'm looking forward to some of the 41 million pages of world history becoming public and, I am sure, translated into many languages.