Friday, June 27, 2008
Bodleian illuminated manuscripts now online
"The Bodleian Library has announced the release of the online collection of Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books. Started in 2005, the digitization initiative is a collaboration between the Bodleian Library and the non-profit organization, ARTstor. Including a large proportion of the illuminated manuscript leaves from Bodleian manuscripts through the 16th century, as well as selected 19th and 20th- century manuscripts in the medieval tradition, the entire digital collection consists of 25,000 high-quality images. The project also includes a selection of significant bindings, illuminated initials, and text pages"