Descriptive Wording for the Insight implementation at Columbia




Columbia Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts


This collection contains descriptions and selected images of all the ca. 1400 medieval and renaissance manuscripts held by the numerous libraries of Columbia University.  The manuscripts represent, almost equally, both documentary (or archival) sources, and those that are or began their lives as books.  Descriptions are schematic; chosen images range from one to 123 per manuscript, with an average of six images per codex.  The suite of image management tools proposed here is a product of Luna Imaging's "Insight" software.


Under the name, Digital Scriptorium, but without the "Insight" interface, the same Columbia descriptions and images, as well as those of a number of other institutions are available at:


Digital Scriptorium is grateful for support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alice Krieble Delmas Foundation and the

National Performing Arts Center.