Historic collections are of interest when they are substantial, various, representative of their impact on history, easily accessible and well documented. Bibles shape culture and language, they present denominational, politic and society issues and developments in a condensed form, connect texts and pictures as well as primary sources and additions. Besides this complex structure, other characteristics like provenance, covers and colourings which make every specimen unique have to be considered for the documentation. In addition, there are different kinds of Bibles like illustrated and missionary Bibles. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare. 2008, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p158-159. 2p.
Digitization of archival materials, Digitization of library materials, Effect of technological innovations on academic libraries, Bible & technology, and Ancient literature
The article offers information about a digitalization project undertaken by the academic library at the University of Leipzig, Germany. The University's 43 pages of the codex sinaiticus, the world's oldest complete Christian Bible, are digitally accessible through Silverlight technology, created by U.S. computer technology corporation Microsoft. Users can examine each page with filmed navigation, and transcriptions, translations, and information about the book's material are also available.
Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare. 2008, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p159-163. 5p.
International libraries, Academic libraries, Scholarly websites, Transcription, Bible & technology, and Biblical manuscripts
The article announces the online accessibility of the codex sinaiticus, a handwritten manuscript of the Christian Bible in Greek from the fourth century BCE. On July 24, 2008, the photographed images of selected manuscript pages, as well as complete transcriptions of their Greek content, were made available for study at www.codex-sinaiticus.net. International libraries contributing to the project include the British Library in England and the University Library of Leipzig, Germany.