New digitized manuscripts from the Vatican Library!

Well, this is the third time here at Sexy Codicology that we are delighted to communicate that the Vatican Library has, once again, digitized and made available a few hundreds new manuscripts!

Since we started the DMMmaps project, the Vatican Library has more than doubled the number of digitally available books. Plus, they have reorganized the home page: Where once you could see the endless list of manuscripts available (now 1’500+!), there is now a tidier┬ápage showing the collections and then number of digitized books you may find inside.
An old problem is still present: it is impossible to know which were the most recently uploaded books; unfortunately there is no RSS, nor is there any specific announcement which tells us what is new.

Too bad. I guess it is up to us users to explore!

New manuscripts from the Vatican Library

Barb. lat. 570 11v
Barb. lat. 570 11v
Ott. lat. 74 193v
Ott. lat. 74 193v
Vat. lat. 83 170v
Vat. lat. 83 170v
Vat. lat. 83 77r
Vat. lat. 83 77r
Reg. lat. 1283 pt.A 29r
Reg. lat. 1283 pt.A 29r
Reg. lat. 1283 pt. A 4v
Reg. lat. 1283 pt. A 4v
Reg. lat. 438 27v
Reg. lat. 438 27v
Reg. lat. 438 10v
Reg. lat. 438 10v
Reg. lat. 337 3r
Reg. lat. 337 3r
Reg. lat. 12 62r
Reg. lat. 12 62r
Ott. lat. 74 15v
Ott. lat. 74 15v
Barb. lat. 570 125r
Barb. lat. 570 125r

We can’t be sure these are completely new online, but nonetheless, they are amazing.

As always you can access the digital collection of the Vatican Library via the DMMapp, or have fun exploring one of the 300+ other collections available all over the world.

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Giulio Menna
Giulio is an MA graduate in Book and Digital Media Studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is also system librarian at Leiden University Library. Founder and developer of Sexy Codicology and the DMMmaps Project; lover of medieval manuscripts and of all things digital.
  • Jean-Baptiste Piggin

    Hi Giulio. They don’t have RSS, but I am voluntarily writing updates on the digitization numbers, and what is coming up each day. Yesterday and today the additions totalled 64. The overall total is 1,690. See my tweet here and https://twitter.com/JBPiggin/status/570482489107619840 follow me on Twitter for running updates, image samples and discussion. JB

    • Hi Jean-Baptiste! As you might have noticed, we have just started following you. Thank you so much for what you do!

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