Vatican's manuscripts digital archive now available online
NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT services provider, today announced its deployment of a new application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library's digital archive online, enabling people ...
Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories
These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.
UK researcher uses new technology to preserve ancient artifact
This July, a University of Kentucky professor is headed back to Lichfield Cathedral in England to continue a labor of love: digitizing the nearly 1,300-year-old St. Chad Gospels.
10th century Greek manuscript is brought into the digital age
A tenth century Greek manuscript, one of the latest additions to the Digital Library, shows how the transmission and reinterpretation of written knowledge over the centuries still continues in today's digital ...
Japanese IT firm to digitize Vatican manuscripts
A Japanese information technology company has agreed to digitize 3,000 Vatican manuscripts in a deal to make some of the Catholic Church's most historic documents available online.
World Digital Library grows to 10,000 items
The World Digital Library led by the Library of Congress reached a milestone Thursday, surpassing 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.
Botanists suggest Voynich illustrations similar to plants in Mexico
Old manuscripts get face-lift at Jerusalem mosque
In the 1920s, an urgent call went out to the literati across the Middle East from Arab leaders in Jerusalem: Send us your books so that we may protect them for generations to come. Jerusalem was soon flushed ...
287-year-old Hebrew manuscript goes on sale
A 287-year-old manuscript handwritten in Hebrew and found in a cardboard box in a North Manchester garage, is to be auctioned this morning. The 18th Century richly illuminated Haggadah, used by Jews during the first two nights ...
CSHL launches bioRxiv, a freely accessible, citable preprint server for biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced the launch of a new stage in the evolution of life science communication—a new, free service, called bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-Archive"). It is a preprint ...
William Forbes manuscript rediscovered
Prof Ernest Metzger of the School of Law has announced the rediscovery of an 18th century manuscript by William Forbes (ca. 1688 – 1745), the first Professor of Civil Law in the University.
Rare manuscript by Italian master found
A University of Manchester academic has discovered an important and previously unknown manuscript by one of the medieval period's greatest thinkers, who was born 700 years ago this year.
Scholars mark 700th birthday of medieval genius and erotic storyteller
Academics at The University of Manchester and Bristol are marking the 700th birthday of one of the medieval world's greatest writers, credited with establishing the European storytelling traditions we know today.
The strangely familiar browsing habits of 14th-century readers
Today we constantly switch from one text to another: news, blogs, email, workplace documents and more. But a new book by an MIT professor reveals that this is not a new practice: In the 14th century, for ...