Digital Scriptorium II

Under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The New York Public Library joins the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University, the Bancroft Library (University of California, Berkeley), the Huntington Library and other manuscript repositories to contribute to the Digital Scriptorium database and mount on its own website approximately 1,200 images documenting 200 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from its Spencer Collection and Manuscript Division, Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The project utilizes an SGML-based model of encoding the manuscript descriptions and prototypes a web-based union catalog of medieval manuscripts. Work should be completed by April 2001.

Giovanni Boccaccio
Des clères et nobles femmes
Ink, color, gold on vellum France, c. 1470
De iocaste royne de thebes f. 20r
[Jocasta, Queen of Thebes]

The New York Public Library,
Humanities and Social Sciences Library:
Spencer Collection

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