January 16, 2022

Important Upgrades Made to the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (DLMM)

From the Sheridan Libraries (Johns Hopkins University):

Though the project now known as the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (DLMM) originated at Johns Hopkins University back in 1996, it has not suffered the same fate as so many other “legacy” digital humanities initiatives. Rather than gathering dust and lapsing into obsolescence, the DLMM continues to improve and innovate in ways that would have been unthinkable a quarter of a century ago.

Following an overhaul of the outer layer of the site last summer, the DLMM received some important upgrades to the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) viewer. With this viewer, users can now explore a new set of approximately 100 annotations to numerous Roman de la Rose manuscript images furnished by longtime DLMM collaborator, Professor Christine McWebb. The tireless work of the Digital Research and Curation Center at Hopkins has made it possible to locate these annotations and other features more efficiently by means of the individuation of manuscript pages in the URLs themselves, which users can now save and share without having to scroll through entire collections…

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.