Round reading rooms: the architectural history of the Herzog August Bibliothek and the Radcliffe Camera
The Herzog August Bibliothek at Wolfenbüttel, in the modern state of Lower Saxony, can trace its origins back to 1572, when a library was established by Julius, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1528-89).
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An 18th-century engraving of the Bibliotheksrotunde

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Schlaufenlose Bastarda aus Cod. Guelf. 547 Helmst., 1r
Ein Streifzug durch die Schriftgeschichte anhand der digitalisierten Handschriften der HAB
Laut der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek streben erfolgreiche Digitalisierungsprojekte folgende Ziele an: „Einerseits dient die Digitalisierung dem Schutz und Erhalt der originalen Text-, Bild- und Tondokumente des kulturellen Gedächtnisses Deutschlands.
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An 18th-century engraving of the Bibliotheksrotunde
Round reading rooms: the architectural history of the Herzog August Bibliothek and the Radcliffe Camera
The Herzog August Bibliothek at Wolfenbüttel, in the modern state of Lower Saxony, can trace its origins back to 1572, when a library was established by Julius, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1528-89).
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The newly catalogued prologue to Ecclesiasticus in MS. Laud Lat. 97
A rare text in an 'Eberbach' manuscript
Digitization projects are not just about sharing with the world what we already know and love about our collections. Creating and updating metadata - catalogue descriptions and image metadata - gives us a chance to look again at our manuscripts and - sometimes - make new discoveries.
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Assessing and conserving damaged bindings
Working with damaged bindings in the Laud collection
“Manuscript in two halves”, reads the assessment note for MS. Laud Lat. 98, and it’s not exaggerating. Our image of the manuscript’s spine shows a clean split; even the sewing supports have snapped.
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How the Bodleian captures boards and spines
Photographing bindings at the Bodleian
For the first time in a large-scale digitization project at the Bodleian, we will be photographing the bindings of our manuscripts in their entirety; providing images of the spine, fore-edge, and upper and lower edges in addition to the upper and lower boards.
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Inside upper board of MS. Laud Misc. 158
Spotlight on MS. Laud Misc. 158
If you follow the #PolonskyGerman hashtag on Twitter, you may have read some of our threads about particularly interesting Polonsky manuscripts.
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Keepsake from the project launch
ICYMI: The project launch
Last Tuesday saw the official launch of our digitization collaboration. If you couldn’t be there in person, Teaching the Codex and the Dombibliothek Hildesheim have published blog posts about the events of the day.
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Imaging equipment at the HAB
Ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt zur Digitalisierung von Handschriften
Im Winter letzten Jahres startete für uns ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt zur Digitalisierung von Handschriften zusammen mit The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford.
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Hildesheim, Wolfenbüttel and Oxford manuscripts, photographed by the author
The Medingen Manuscripts in Oxford, Wolfenbüttel and Hildesheim
Writing your own devotional manuscript is the perfect way to combine working and praying – the two key activities in monastic life.
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MS. Laud Lat. 102 before conservation treatment
Conserving a manuscript for digitization at the Bodleian
Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands includes a ninth-century manuscript of the four gospels in Latin, written at Fulda Abbey (Bodleian MS. Laud Lat.
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