The New DMMapp

The goal of the DMMapp has always been to ease access to digitized medieval manuscripts across the web. We think did quite an OK job at that until now, but the time has come to radically improve what we currently have! … Continue reading!

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Tackling Broken Links!

Virgil Master (French, active about 1380 - 1420) Astrological Chart, about 1405, Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment Leaf: 39 × 30.5 cm (15 3/8 × 12 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Some time ago we published a blog post showing how broken links to digitized repositories on the DMMapp were a problem, causing them to become inaccessible to users.

This was a major problem for us: Researchers count on the DMMapp to find and access digitized colletctions, and it is obviously a major blow to the project if they cannot achieve the one thing they came there to do. … Continue reading!

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The Parker Library & Parker on the Web 2.0

Parker Library, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 003: The Dover Bible, Volume I. 73v

In December 2017  the Parker Library announced in a blog post that, soon, they would be launching their revamped website. Fast-forward to January 2018 and the Parker Library (Corpus Christi College) in Cambridge indeed launched their new website, Parker on the Web 2.0, made in cooperation with Stanford University Libraries. … Continue reading!

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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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