Digitization of the Plutei collection in Florence

I’ve had an email from the Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana in Florence telling me that they are actively exploring digitising the Plutei collection. This includes massive numbers of the oldest manuscripts of any number of the classics, including both Tacitus manuscripts. They think it will take around 30 months, and they intend to put the results online.

Remarkably, they’re also looking at ways for people to contribute to the online material and so enhance the content.  This is very far-seeing of them, and will be most interesting to see.

All early days, but very, very interesting.

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