Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oxford and the Vatican to Digitize 1.5 Million Manuscript Pages

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Oxford and the Vatican to Digitize 1.5 Million Manuscript Pages

theappendix.net - On Sunday, we reported on the British Library's remarkable decision to release over one million images from books in its collections into the public domain.

It turns out that lovers of old books have received another Christmas present in the form of a new joint venture between Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana at the Vatican. The collaboration had been announced back in April of 2012, but this month a portion of the digitized texts were publicly released for the first time. The website, which you can visit here, needs some work in the navigation and design departments. But the visual beauty of the books it contains more than makes up for it.

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