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Lund University Library - Preservation and Access

The project Medieval Manuscripts at Lund University Library - Preservation and Access intends to digitize, to catalogue and to make the integrated database (pictures and catalogue entries) accessible on-line. The project, apart from making accessible the collection to the scholarly and general public, also has the character of a pilot project in the context of TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) in which a group of manuscript librarians are engaged in formulating general principles for the cataloguing of medieval and Renaissance material and of a set of rules for the creation and exchange of electronic texts for scholarly use. Another important dimension of the project is the creation of a permanent archival copy of the entire collection in the university server focusing on the its digital preservation, one of the functions of which, not least, is to protect the fragile originals which suffer from manual handling, lighting, climatic fluctuations etc. Thus, the project will achieve its twofold aim of Preservation and Access.

Other projects that the library is engaged in are: DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals; DoD - Database of databases; Elin - electronic journals article search; About Elin@; MyLibrary; St. Laurentius digital manuscript library; Access to databases outside LU/LTH; News - E-resources; Test of electronic resources; Doctoral Dissertations

Contact Name:Lars Bjørnshauge
Address:Lund University Libraries, Hea