Books and Bytes

Helmingham herbal and bestiary, circa 1500. folios 2v-3r

Helmingham herbal and bestiary, circa 1500.
folios 2v-3r

Over the course of the last week, the material, practical, ethical, and educational considerations surrounding the digitization of books has come up several times. I thought I’d share a few samples of books that have been fully digitized using different models of presentation. If you have any favorites (or ones that you find problematic!), please share a link in the comments.

Yesterday at Yale, Elisabeth mentioned that the Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary, currently on exhibit, has been fully digitized. You can scroll through the pages directly in the catalog record here.

Another digitized book worth exploring is the Beloit College copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle.┬áIn addition to digitized content of the book, the project team has shared some of the technical considerations behind their process. This was done about 10 years ago, so it’s dated in some ways, but still worth a look.

Interested in others that you might want to share with the group!