Fischer, Franz and Sahle, Patrick (2011). Into the Wide – Into the Deep: Manuscript Research in the Digital Age. Introduction. In: Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter 2 - Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 2, XI-XVI. Norderstedt: Books on Demand (BoD). ISBN 978-3-8423-5032-8


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Manuscript research is a wide field of scholarship which is integrated in core disciplines such as history, philology, or library science. Yet manuscript research is also crucial in other fields such as archaeology, history of arts, musicology or Egyptology, to name but a few. For all these disciplines, manuscripts are fundamental sources. There are different approaches to different types of manuscripts, but questions and perspectives, methodologies and tools are often quite similar. Innovations and new research strategies from one discipline can be transferred to and adopted by others. This article is an introduction to the second volume of the anthology "Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age" and gives an overview of current aspects in the field of manuscript studies in both theory and practice by showing the relatedness of the contributions to the volume at hand as well as its predecessor. The texts are roughly assigned to five interrelated areas of manuscript research: (I) the photographic capturing of the manuscript surface, (II) the description of the manuscript for a catalogue, (III) the scientific examination of material aspects, (IV) the analysis of the script and (V) the deep encoding of the text itself.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Translated title:
In die Breite - In die Tiefe: Handschriftenforschung im digitalen ZeitalterUNSPECIFIED
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Fischer, Franzfranz.fischer@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sahle, Patricksahle@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Fischer, Franzfranz.fischer@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fritze, Christianechristiane.fritze@sub.uni-goettingen.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vogeler, Georggeorg.vogeler@uni-graz.atUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (IDE)
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-43387
Title of Book: Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter 2 - Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 2
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik
Volume: 3
Page Range: XI-XVI
Number of Pages: 0
Date: 2011
Publisher: Books on Demand (BoD)
Place of Publication: Norderstedt
ISBN: 978-3-8423-5032-8
Language: English
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 2: Archäologie, Altertumskunde und Kulturen des Mittelmeerraums > Archäologisches Institut > Abteilung für Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung
Subjects: Generalities, Science
Data processing Computer science
Library and information sciences
Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Kodikologie, Paläographie, Digitalisierung, Katalogisierung, Schriftbeschreibung, Texterkennung, Online-Portale, Hilfswissenschaften, HandschriftenGerman
Codicology, Palaeography, Manuscripts, Scripts, Digitization, Cataloging, Character RecognitionEnglish
References: [IDE-Homepage]; [Presentation of volume 1]; [Presentation of volume 2]; [KPDZ1 online]
Refereed: Yes


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