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Digital scriptorium

Draws on the manuscript collections of over 25 university libraries and special collections. This resource unites ". . . scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research." The advantage of the items in Digital Scriptorium lies in the selection of manuscripts which were signed and dated by their scribes. This provides the novice and the scholar with a verifiable record of scripts, artists, styles, and quality. Content includes medieval and renaissance manuscripts of classical, medieval, and renaissance works in over 25 languages of the period (Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Arabic as well as the spoken and written vernacular languages of the time). Cataloging and descriptive records for over 5,000 manuscripts and over 24,000 images from those manuscripts are available. May be searched by simple keyword or advanced options (including date limiters), or may be browsed by library, shelfmark, artist, scribe, and a number of other defining features. Includes modern copies or forgeries of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, as well as information about binding and rebinding (when available). Cataloging records and images are available for viewing; where available links to digital copy in holding library is included. Copyright restrictions apply to use of images, see the "Using the Images" link on the home page for further details and restrictions. Columbia University

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