Vatican’s Manuscripts Digital Archive Now Available Online
The digital archive went live earlier today.
NTT Data Corporation today announced its deployment of a new application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library’s digital archive online, enabling people to view digital reproductions of more than 4,000 ancient manuscripts at the Library’s website.
This new Vatican Apostolic Library’s digital archiving system can also be accessed at the portal site maintained by Digita Vaticana, an affiliated foundation that raises funds to support the Library’s preservation projects.
The viewer, which has interfaces for multiple types of devices, including tablets, provides easy access to brilliant images of these irreplaceable manuscripts.
NTT Data was selected by the Vatican Apostolic Library to participate in its projects for digital preservation. The project was launched on March 20, 2014, when the two parties signed an initial four-year contract for digitization of about 3,000 documents by 2018.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.