The Manuscriptorium project is creating a virtual research environment providing access to all existing digital documents in the sphere of historic book resources (manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, charters and other types of documents). These historical resources, otherwise scattered in various digital libraries around the world, are now available under a single digital library interface. The service provides seamless access to more than 5 million digital images.
The interface is designed for easy searching and viewing of documents, enabling the creation of individual collections and virtual documents.
Content providers can use various services and tools which have been developed for easy aggregation and integration of heterogeneous digital content.
Search the database
Choose the search method that suits you best.
Create your personal library
Both users and content providers can build their own virtual libraries from the aggregated content. Organise documents into personal collections, create new virtual documents, and share the results of your work with your students, colleagues and other users.
Create new documents
We support the creation of new metadata for existing digital content. If you need descriptive and structural metadata for your digitised images or if you want to produce stable and mutually compatible digital documents based on TEI P5 XML, then you can use our dedicated form-based editor: M-Tool On-line.
Import your TEI P5 documents
If you produce your digitised documents using the TEI P5 ENRICH metadata schema, then you can pass the documents for import direct to Manuscriptorium using the dedicated import interface. If you use a different metadata format, contact us in order to set up an individual method of cooperation.
Convert metadata on-line
Use the ENRICH Garage Engine (EGE) to convert metadata between various formats on-line.
Use of non-standard characters and glyphs
The ENRICH Gaiji Bank is now available for use. Rare characters and glyphs (frequent when using ancient languages) can be now used in the metadata describing your documents.