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  • Berdanier
    As requested. Cathryn To: notify-dg-MK-SCRIBES@yahoogroups.com; MK-SCRIBES@yahoogroups.com From: jcash@indiana.edu Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:40:42 -0400
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2011
      As requested.

      To: notify-dg-MK-SCRIBES@yahoogroups.com; MK-SCRIBES@yahoogroups.com
      From: jcash@...
      Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:40:42 -0400
      Subject: [MK-SCRIBES] Re: "Penn in Hand" Database

      Hello everyone,

      I'd appreciate it if this announcement and link could be forwarded to
      interested scribes and artists.

      - Johannes von Narrenstein

      ----- Forwarded message

      The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania is
      pleased to announce the conclusion of a two-year project, funded by the
      National Endowment for the Humanities, to digitize and make available
      on the World Wide Web its medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. *Penn
      in Hand: Selected Manuscripts*
      (http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren/) currently offers over 950
      entries for facsimiles of manuscripts produced in Europe before 1601
      and now held by Penn. Over the next year another 260+ facsimiles will
      appear on the site for collections in which some of the materials date
      prior to 1601. In addition, the Web site presents approximately one
      hundred facsimiles for the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection, an
      important group of early manuscripts, comprising mostly secular texts
      related to mathematics, science, and technology. In April 2011 the
      Schoenbergs announced a formal agreement with the University of
      Pennsylvania to donate their collection over the next several years. By
      the end of 2012 facsimiles for the entire Lawrence J. Schoenberg
      Collection will appear on *Penn in Hand*, yielding over 1,400 entries
      for European manuscripts dated before 1601. The site allows several
      levels of magnification, single-page as well as opening views, and both
      keyword and faceted searching; it includes tables of contents when
      appropriate, as well as direct links to illustrations.

      For inquiries, please contact: Nancy Shawcross, Curator of Manuscripts

      ----- End forwarded message -----

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