Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

BAMBI: better access to manuscripts and browsing of images

The project concerns the design, prototyping and production of advanced tools for interfacing databases with reproductions of ancient manuscripts. Involving the development of more subtle techniques of handling ancient manuscripts and exploitation of the full potential of new electronic media. The BAMBI philological workstation enhances the accessibility of ancient manuscripts and provides new ways or working with them, giving rise to new library services which can include the following preservation of library holdings in surrogate form; analysis, transcription and annotation of manuscripts; production of fully indexed and commented critical editions of ancient texts. The project has delivered a prototype system and the following: user population survey; detailed project plan; report on the technology for microfilm digitization; BAMBI market report; article on project results; proceedings of the seminar on digital techniques for the study of manuscripts; a final report.

Additional information is available from the website http://www.ilc.pi.cnr.it/bambi.html.

Reported by

Attività Culturali a Tecnologie Avanzate Spa
Via Chiantigiana 62
50011 Antella-Firenze
Italy
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