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Swiss Manuscripts in Europeana Regia

The Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, e-codices, is now working with Europeana Regia to include manuscripts currently held in Swiss libraries in the project’s three royal collections. Records for 31 manuscripts from three libraries have recently been added to the site and can be accessed via the links below:

Europeana Regia Presented at Two International Conferences

In March, Europeana Regia was presented in Paris at the international seminar “The Message of the Old Book in the New Environment”, organized by the Finnish Research Library Association and the Institut Finlandais en France during the 2011 Paris Book Fair (18-19 March 2011). Following a general overview of the project, this presentation focused mainly on the development of the Europeana Regia website, where it will be possible to consult the manuscripts in the context of their historical collections through a multilingual interface.

New Manuscripts Available for Online Consultation (HAB)

The Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel) has added two more Carolingian manuscripts to its digital library:

First Carolingian Manuscript Now Online (BnF)

The Sacrementary of Drogon (Paris BNF MSS Latin 9428, 9th century, between 845 and 855) can now be consulted online in Gallica:

Conference: Treasures of Written Heritage

4th May at the Institut National du Partimoine (Paris)

As part of the series of conferences, Treasures of Written Heritage: Manuscripts of the BnF under the Magnifying Glass, the National Institute of Cultural Heritage (Inp) and the National Library of France (BnF) present a conference on Frederick III of Aragon’s Book of Hours, a Franco-Italian masterpiece illuminated in Touraine.

Symposium: Digitisation of Written Heritage

30 and 31 March at the Institut National du Patrimoine (Paris)

Alongside the launch of programmes for the mass digitisation of printed books and the press, the digitisation of manuscripts and written archives is increasingly becoming a major issue in policies for the promotion of written heritage.

Limited at first to small projects or focussing on the “treasures” of the institutions where they are housed, today the scope of digitisation projects is expanding, often taking the form of collaborative projects on a national and international scale.

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