Disappearing Digitized Manuscripts: a very sad story of broken links

broken links in manuscripts

Every year we go through the links in the DMMapp, knowing that unavoidably we will encounter broken links: links that once worked and lead to beautiful digitized manuscripts and that now are simply gone.

*pouf* – no more.

Fancy statistics about broken links

We would like to share some statistics from this year’s tests that will help drawing an interesting picture:

  • Of our 500+ links only 311 returned a 200 OK response which means: they are working links and everything is OK.
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What’s the Sexy Codicology Team up to?

Folio 15r, Saint Catherine in Her Study
We have been working a bit in the shadows lately, and we thought it might be interesting to share what we have been up to! There are news concerning both the DMMapp, the Sexy Codicology Blog. Let’s go with order:

DMMapp updates

  • The “Added Resources” tab is growing with new links.
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New libraries in the DMMapp: Medieval Bacon Edition

Apicius, De re culinaria Libri I-IX, Laridi coctura, Manuscript

We have received another four new links to digitized manuscripts and we have added them to the DMMapp! This time around, the resources come from Slovenia, the US, and France. Let’s give a look!

Digital Library of Slovenia – dLib.si

The Digital Library of Slovenia – dLib.si is home to an “undefined quantity” of digitized medieval manuscripts.Continue reading!

New Libraries on the DMMapp!

Astrologica - Chetham's MS Mun.A.4.99

It’s spring, the sun is shining, and the DMMapp has more links than ever thanks to the following additions:

We have also updated the link to the Biblioteca Teresiana which was reported as broken!Continue reading!

IIIF – The digitized manuscripts revolution we’ve all been waiting for!

Comparing two images of the evangelists, one from the Bodleian, the other from St. Gallen

We created the DMMapp to make it easier for you to find collections of digitized manuscripts – and IIIF is making it easier for you to view, study, and compare manuscripts. In this post we are going to tell you all about why it’s awesome! … Continue reading!