Working with digital manuscripts

Who: Dot Porter

Topic: Working with digital manuscripts

Short description: Focusing on manuscripts written in the 15th and 16th centuries, in this workshop we’ll talk about working with digital manuscripts from several different angles. Topics covered will include: searching for medieval manuscripts, different types of online databases/collections and what they are for; how to download and store images for personal use; the basics of licensing; cataloging and metadata formats; International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) – what is it and what does it do? We’ll also talk about what you can do with digital manuscripts beyond publication, and the importance of citing digitized manuscripts.

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BiblioPhilly on OPenn:



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