Vatican, Oxford libraries will preserve ancient manuscripts in digital form
CWN - April 11, 2012
The Vatican Library has announced a plan to preserve more than 80,000 manuscripts and 8,900 incunabula in digital form.
The Vatican Library and the Bodleian libraries at Oxford will combine to digitize more than 1.5 million items in their collections, as part of a 5-year project funded by the Polonsky Foundation.
By preserving ancient manuscripts in digital form, the libraries will ensure that copies are readily available for scholars to reference, even if the originals deteriorate. The digital Vatican collection will include old Hebrew and Greek manuscripts and early illustrated copies of the New Testament, among other items.
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