Posted by: bluesyemre | March 29, 2015

Comparing Digital Materials from Istanbul

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A hands-on comparison of the quality of digital materials offered by the manuscript collections from Istanbul. Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual holdings- are undergoing a process in which they first become available digitally, usually for a fee, then they become available online for viewing, sometimes for a fee, then they become available for download, at which point the fee may be dropped and access is granted gratis. This process can only be encouraged and met with enthusiasm by us scholars and students, as it comes with obvious and overwhelming benefits for our studies.

http://digitalorientalist.com/2015/03/25/comparing-digital-materials-from-istanbul/comment-page-1/


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