Digitising medieval manuscripts

British Library calling for nominations for manuscripts to digitise.

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A joint project by the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France will be digitising pre-1200 manuscripts that reveal the contacts between France and England between 700 and 1200.

In deciding which of the British Library’s holdings to include, the project team has referred to published and unpublished library catalogues and to academic researcher.  However, the Library is now asking for nominations for which manuscripts should be considered for the project.

"One of the goals of the digitisation project is to respond to the needs of scholarly research. Published research tells us what has been studied, but we also want to know what is going to be studied in the future! So we would like to turn to our readers and ask you for nominations — which manuscripts would you like to see digitised? What are the manuscripts that would most illuminate the cultural sphere of England and France between 700 and 1200? We can’t promise that your nominated manuscript will be included, as we will need to consider its condition, length and relationship with the other manuscripts to be digitised in each Library, but we will consider all of your submissions carefully."

The project is supported by a grant from the Polonsky Foundation.

Source: The British Library.