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Databases and Virtual Environments for Manuscripts

Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg
25 August 2016

Today digitized manuscripts, databases and virtual environments are indispensable for manuscript researchers. The development of the first databases on manuscripts started decades ago, but with technology evolving it will always remain a work in progress. Until the rise of digital reproduction technology only metadata were available digitally. Images of the manuscripts were and in many cases still are kept on various analogue media.
Digital scanning and photography enabled the researchers view the manuscripts and the respective metadata together and independent from the original manuscript or an analogue reproduction. In the beginning images of manuscripts, both analogue and digital, were often only used as a substitute if for various reasons the original manuscript was not available.
Virtual environments provide researchers with a variety of functionalities and tools to interact with the digitized manuscripts and thus to go beyond the mere digital representation.
In this workshop we will look at some state of the art solutions for manuscript and epigraphy related databases and virtual environments.


Tentative Programme (updated 24.08.2016)


The workshop will be held at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Warburgstraße 26, Hamburg, Germany. How to find us


Participation in the workshop is free of charge and vistors are welcome.
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