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Clement of Llanthony : hunting for #medievalmanuscripts

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore the grounds and surviving buildings of Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester, the plan is to digitally reunite the decentralised collection of manuscripts… 915 more words


Through the Conservation Keyhole: MS Gen 1483 Boyd Charters Preservation

Published on behalf of  Kerry Yates.  In my last blog post I was talking about digitizing early 20th century photographs from the Erskine Collection.  Today I have a few images from a recent project, rehousing… 33 more words

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Noli Hoc Tangere: My visit to The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library

This week I had the opportunity to visit the Beinecke rare books and manuscript library in New Haven.  I was actually born and raised in New Haven and had seen this unique building many times, but to me it was just the odd stamp-shaped library whose books are not allowed to be borrowed.  418 more words

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The Canterbury Tales Project

Towards the end of the 20th century digital methods of studying texts were on the rise. Digitised editions of manuscripts could now be accessed by anyone and texts held by institutions on different sides of the world could be compared side by side and digital programs meant and even deeper level of analysis could be reached. 364 more words


Research Topics and Questions

This project concerns the unicorns and maidens featured in many medieval manuscripts. But, it is not just any image of beast and maiden that I am concerned with, but a particular type of violent depiction which has piqued my interest and, quite surprisingly, has not already been thoroughly researched by scholars. 250 more words


An introduction to the decentralised collection of manuscripts with provenance of Llanthony Secunda Priory: archivist's project

As volunteer archivist for the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust, I have spent 6 months toiling with information management and cataloguing software to spur the direction of the information we will be offering in the right direction. 311 more words


Spatulas, bulldog clips and digitisation!

Our Digitisation Assistant, Rosie Dyson, talks about some of the more unusual tools the Digital Content Team uses in its work.  The team is lucky to work with some high tech photographic equipment but without a number of more rudimentary tools we would be unable to capture our Special Collections to such a high standard. 507 more words