IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1006: The World of Medieval Manuscripts Online, I

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
Organiser:Theresa M. Vann, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, St John's University, Minnesota
Moderator/Chair:Theresa M. Vann, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, St John's University, Minnesota
Paper 1006-aIntegrating Electronic Resources for Manuscript Studies: The Brepolis Project
(Language: English)
Simon Forde, Independent Scholar, Saltaire
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1006-cThe Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue (ISTC)
(Language: English)
Kristian Jensen, British & Early Printed Collections, British Library, London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Within the past five years, libraries and publishers have made great strides in providing scholars with better access to medieval manuscripts and charters through imaginative use of electronic resources. Cataloguers and archivists have created new descriptive standards to put manuscript images and texts online. These sessions will introduce scholars to the electronic resources that are available to them. They wil also provide an opportunity for users and to meet with the people creating the electronic resources to suggest improvements. the hope is that researches will become more aware of the online and digitaized resources designed specifically for them, and become part of a dialogue to continue making manuscripts more accessible.