Aberdeen Bestiary

Recently, the University of Aberdeen recently uploaded a digitized version of the Aberdeen Bestiary, one of the most lavishly illustrated bestiaries of the middle ages.

In addition to providing high-resolution images, the site also provides transcriptions and translations of the Latin text, as well as commentary on the work.

The link to the book is here.

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts

More and more libraries and museums are digitizing their medieval manuscripts, making them available to both scholars and the public. But since most of these institutions simply post the files or images to their own sites, the need for a discovery tool has become more apparent.

The DMM app is a tool for finding these digitized collections. According to the authors, “the DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App) links to more than 300 libraries in the world. Each one of these contains medieval manuscripts that can be browsed for free. The DMMapp is developed by the Sexy Codicology Team; it is part of the Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps (DMMmaps) project.”

The app is constantly being updated, and the creators encourage users to assist in updating the site using crowd-sourced Data.

The DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App) links to more than 300 libraries in the world. Each one of these contains medieval manuscripts that can be browsed for free. The DMMapp is developed by the Sexy Codicology Team; it is part of the Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps (DMMmaps) project.