Digital Bodleian

rhinoceros or unicorn

A Welsh medical manuscript from 1400 ad

The Bodleian library has brought together their numerous collections int one online catalog, and has standardized the metadata so all the collections may be searched simultaneously. To digitize this repository they have  scanned over 25,314 metres, (or meters to a Yankee like myself)  of archives and manuscripts. All of the 11,000,000+ printed pages of illustration, maps and manuscripts are available online in all of their historic glory. Check out the amazing images from the Digital Bodleian at their website – digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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Source: Digital Bodleian