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[BOAI] Wellcome Arabic manuscript digitisation project

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:53:55 -0500


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[Forwarding from the Wellcome Trust, via the DigLib list.  --Peter Suber.]


The Wellcome Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and King's College
London, have formed a partnership to create a free searchable online
catalogue of 500 Islamic manuscripts in the Wellcome Library.

The partners will

* design a cataloguing system to create and manage descriptive metadata
for Asian manuscripts, including adapting the ENRICH TEI metadata schema

* catalogue the manuscripts using this tool
* create cover-to-cover, high quality digital photographs of the
manuscripts
* produce a website to enable sophisticated access to the metadata and
its associated digital images.

The website will be hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and digitised
content will also be available via the Wellcome Library catalogue,
pending inclusion of the complete catalogue on the Wellcome site when
circumstances permit.

The project is partly funded by a grant from the JISC's Islamic Studies
Programme.

For more information visit
http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/arabicproject.html.

<http://library.wellcome.ac.uk>
<http://catalogue.wellcome.ac.uk/>
<http://www.bibalex.org/English/index.aspx>
<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/http:/www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/cch>
<http://enrich.manuscriptorium.com/>
<http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/islamdigi.aspx>

Christy Henshaw
Digitisation Project Manager
Wellcome Library <http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/>
183 Euston Road
London  NW1 2BE
+44 (0)20 7611 7333

Wellcome Library Digitisation programme
<http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/node350.html>
Wellcome Library Blog <http://www.wellcomelibrary.blogspot.com/>

The Wellcome Trust <http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/>  is a registered
charity, no. 210183. Its sole Trustee is the Wellcome Trust Limited, a
company registered in England, no. 2711000, whose registered office is
215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.

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<br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><br>The Wellcome 
Library, Bibliotheca Alexan=
drina, and King&#39;s College<br>

London, have formed a partnership to create a free searchable online<br>
catalogue of 500 Islamic manuscripts in the Wellcome Library.<br>
<br>
The partners will<br>
<br>
* design a cataloguing system to create and manage descriptive 
metadata<br>
for Asian manuscripts, including adapting the ENRICH TEI metadata schema<br=
>
<br>
* catalogue the manuscripts using this tool<br>
* create cover-to-cover, high quality digital photographs of the<br>
manuscripts<br>
* produce a website to enable sophisticated access to the metadata 
and<br>
its associated digital images.<br>
<br>
The website will be hosted by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and digitised<br=
>
content will also be available via the Wellcome Library catalogue,<br>
pending inclusion of the complete catalogue on the Wellcome site when<br>
circumstances permit.<br>
<br>
The project is partly funded by a grant from the JISC&#39;s Islamic 
Studies=
<br>
Programme.<br>
<br>
For more information visit<br>
<a href=3D"http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/arabicproject.html" 
target=3D"_bla=
nk">http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/arabicproject.html</a>.<br>
<br>
&lt;<a href=3D"http://library.wellcome.ac.uk" 
target=3D"_blank">http://libr=
ary.wellcome.ac.uk</a>&gt;<br>
&lt;<a href=3D"http://catalogue.wellcome.ac.uk/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://c=
atalogue.wellcome.ac.uk/</a>&gt;<br>
&lt;<a href=3D"http://www.bibalex.org/English/index.aspx" 
target=3D"_blank"=
>http://www.bibalex.org/English/index.aspx</a>&gt;<br>
&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://www.kcl.ac.uk/http:/www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/=
depts/cch" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.kcl.ac.uk/http:/www.kcl.ac.uk/schoo=
ls/humanities/depts/cch</a>&gt;<br>
&lt;<a href=3D"http://enrich.manuscriptorium.com/" 
target=3D"_blank">http:/=
/enrich.manuscriptorium.com/</a>&gt;<br>
&lt;<a 
href=3D"http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/islam=
digi.aspx" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digi=
tisation/islamdigi.aspx</a>&gt;<br>









<br>
Christy Henshaw<br>
Digitisation Project Manager<br>
Wellcome Library &lt;<a 
href=3D"http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/" target=3D"_=
blank">http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/</a>&gt;<br>
183 Euston Road<br>
London =A0NW1 2BE<br>
+44 (0)20 7611 7333<br>
<br>
Wellcome Library Digitisation programme<br>
&lt;<a href=3D"http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/node350.html" 
target=3D"_blank=
">http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/node350.html</a>&gt;<br>
Wellcome Library Blog &lt;<a 
href=3D"http://www.wellcomelibrary.blogspot.co=
m/" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.wellcomelibrary.blogspot.com/</a>&gt;<br>
<br>
The Wellcome Trust &lt;<a href=3D"http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/" 
target=3D"_bl=
ank">http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/</a>&gt; =A0is a 
registered<br>
charity, no. 210183. Its sole Trustee is the Wellcome Trust Limited, 
a<br>
company registered in England, no. 2711000, whose registered office 
is<br>
215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.<br>
<br></div>

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