IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 538: A Digital Key to Matthew Parker's Legacy: New Contributions through Parker on the Web 2.0

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Organiser:Anne McLaughlin, Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Anne McLaughlin, Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Paper 538-aMatthew Parker's Library: 'The chief treasury of his manuscripts' as Research Collection and Digital Resource
(Language: English)
Alexander Devine, Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 538-bMarginalia, Memory, and Metadata in Cambridge: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 41
(Language: English)
Patricia O'Connor, School of English, University College Cork
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 538-cAn Eye For An Eye: IIIF, Archetype, and Parker Too
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

When Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504 – 1575) bequeathed his library to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge he did so in the hope that he and his collection would be remembered in perpetuity. He could not have foreseen the creation of a digital repository of full surrogates of his manuscripts, a digital testament to his memory and his gift, which we launched in 2008. In January of 2018, we remember him once again in the launch of Parker on the Web 2.0, a completely new platform which will offer innovative ways to see, search, access, and utilise Parker’s manuscripts. Additionally, with the relaunch, we’re releasing our images and making them freely available to anybody in the world under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence, and ensuring that our metadata is fully IIIF compatible. Thus, in memory of Matthew Parker’s bequest, and in the promise that digital memory holds for opening our collections to the world at large, this panel celebrates the recent research which has come out of Matthew Parker’s legacy, both material and digital.