The presentation platform e-manuscripta.ch provides Swiss libraries and archives with a presentation tool for digitised manuscripts of all kinds. The spectrum ranges from text manuscripts (single and collective), through to correspondence by individuals and institutions, but also comprises music, manuscript maps and graphic material. The documents are selected and digitised locally by the various institutions concerned, and subsequently presented on the collective platform. The digitised objects are accompanied by a core set of metadata, however for a more detailed description, the respective library catalogues and archive databases should be consulted.
The platform was developed as a collaborative project involving three Swiss university libraries, the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, the Universitätsbibliothek Basel and the ETH-Bibliothek. Since its inception, further institutions have made their holdings available, thereby expanding the range of material hosted on the platform.
E-manuscripta.ch uses the software Visual Library, produced by semantics GmbH and Walter Nagel GmbH & Co. KG. The project has been coordinated by the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and, as service provider, hosted by the ETH-Bibliothek. The design has taken place in close consultation with e-rara.ch, the presentation platform for digitised prints held in Swiss libraries.
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