European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage

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.

12/09/2013 - 09:30

The collection of the digitised manuscripts deposited in the National Museum Library has been augmented by two graduals, important mainly for the field of musicology, but likewise for art history. Codex XIII A 5 is most likely of Czech origin from the 15th century, whereas manuscript XIII A 14 was written also in the 15th century but probably in Bavaria, perhaps in the Premonstratensian monastery in Windberg.

12/09/2013 - 09:26

The digitisation of the manuscript collections in the Research Library in Olomouc has continued with three codices of Czech origin from the 13th–15th centuries. The earliest of them is Historia Scholastica by Peter Comestor; the other two are a book of cases for confessors, Summa de casibus poenitentiae, by Raymond of Penyafort and an antiphonary, augmented with other parts also for liturgical use.

19/08/2013 - 09:47

In cooperation with the Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography, the Manuscriptorium has provided access to the collection of several dozen map documents in the collections of the National Library. As the use of a large-format scanner has made it possible to digitise map sheets in a single image, also some of the documents which had been published earlier were newly digitised.

07/06/2013 - 15:19

Six manuscripts from the collections of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov have been digitised. These include a medieval Czech translation of a part of the Bible, a collection of laws and Passionstraktat by Heinrich von St. Gallen, a medical collection and a missal from the first half of the 16th century, and a collection of poems by the Humanist Johannes Rosacius.

05/06/2013 - 17:11

A thematically homogeneous collection of fragments of incunabula from the collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic has been made accessible. A part of it comes from an earlier collection of the NL which was purchased with the incunabula and early printed books of the monastery in Teplá. In terms of content, they are mainly fragments of almanacs (minutio sanguinis) and weather sayings.

13/02/2013 - 16:50

Nine medieval manuscripts from the collections of the Research Library in Olomouc have been made newly accessible. In terms of content, they comprise preaching, theological, Biblical and liturgical manuscripts; one includes sets of the letters of St Jerome. All of the codices are of Czech provenance and come from the period between the beginning of the 14th century and the second half of the 15th century; some have their initials decorated.

10/01/2013 - 15:08

The collection that has been newly made accessible consists of only six manuscripts from the National Library of the CR, most of which came to its holdings from the Lobkowicz library. Three codices represent sermonic literature; another is a German translation of the Travels of Sir John Mandeville. The last two manuscripts contain i.a. important sources on the history of the Augustinian monastery in Třeboň (XIV.G.17) and a collection of religious files and decrees from the beginning of the 17th century (XVII.A.16).

14/11/2012 - 10:23

Most newly digitised documents come from the collections of the National Library of the CR. The Czech literary monuments that have been made accessible include i.a.

07/09/2012 - 15:26

Newly digitised documents are a varied assortment in terms of both their thematic focus and the place of their current deposition. The manuscripts of the National Library of the CR are dominated by theological and sermonic works (i.a. two postils by John of Rokycany and Czech Sunday Postil by John Hus). A Bohemica sermon collection has been made accessible also from the collections of the Education and Research Library of the Pilsener Region.

30/08/2012 - 10:44

Manuscriptorium digital library has integrated the Swiss digital library e-codices which is the join library of medieval and early modern manuscripts. The goal of the e-codices project is to provide access to all medieval and selected early modern manuscripts of Switzerland via a virtual library. On the e-codices site, complete digital reproductions of the manuscripts are linked with corresponding scholarly descriptions. The aim of e-codices is to serve not only manuscript researchers, but also interested members of the general public.