Medieval manuscripts blog

2 posts from September 2010

27 September 2010

Update on the Digitised Manuscripts website

The Digitised Manuscripts website, launched this morning with 284 Greek manuscripts, has been receiving excellent press coverage and exceptional demand. Apologies if you can't get through to the site immediately - please try again later.

The British Library's Digitised Manuscripts website.

You can find out more about the digitisation project in this video. 

Digitised Manuscripts website launched

Today we launch our Digitised Manuscripts site, which features full coverage of 284 Greek manuscripts drawn from our Additional and Harley manuscript collections. The manuscripts, dating from the sixth to the 18th centuries, encompass a wide range of literary, historical, biblical, liturgical and scientific texts. Some of the manuscripts are beautifully illuminated, including an artistic highlight of the collection, the Theodore Psalter (Add MS 19352).

A page from the Theodore Psalter, showing an illustration of the Anointing of King David by the Prophet Samuel.

The Anointing of King David by the Prophet Samuel, The Theodore Psalter, Add MS 19352, f. 190r

This 18-month project, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is a pilot for our wider plans to digitise the medieval and earlier manuscript collections. We will be enhancing the functionality of the site and adding more content - both Greek and Latin manuscripts - over the next 18 months.