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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Now managed by BDLSS
Oxford participants: 
Michael Popham (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Academic Services
  • Unit: Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services
  • Sub-Unit: Digital Collections Development
Start Date: 
1995
End Date: 
2001
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
Bodleian Library, Balliol College, Corpus Christi College, Jesus College, Magdalen College, Merton College, St John's College
Funder: 
HEFCE
Subject Area: 
Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies
Project Description: 

This site provides access to over 80 early manuscripts now in institutions associated with the University of Oxford. Between 1995 and 2000 the Early Manuscripts Imaging Project created high resolution digital images from manuscripts which were selected as major treasures from their respective libraries, to create wider availability for originals which may otherwise be too fragile for handling. In 2001 interim responsibility was taken up by the Libraries Automation Service's R&D section who undertook a complete redesign of the site to improve the service. The site is now in the care of the Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services (BDLSS) department, to whom all enquiries should be addressed.

The original work on the project was led by David Cooper working with Colin Dunn, Gretchen Hucklesby, Paul Mann, and Julius Smit. The redesign in 2001 was undertaken by Matthew J Dovey and Katherine Ferguson.

ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureImage capture2d Scanning and photography
Data publishing and dissemination
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:36
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk