05 November 2008

Second Life talk: "Incunable digitization at Munich: From Gutenberg Bible to Mass Digitization"

There's a neat little merging of "old" and "new" going on November 25 at 6pm CET, 9AM SLT: Bettina Wagner will be giving a talk entitled "Incunable digitization at Munich: From Gutenberg Bible to Mass Digitization" at the "Insel der Information", the virtual Second Life island of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, of course, holds the world's largest collection of incunabula, including the Munich copy of the Gutenberg Bible, which is now digitized and available online.

Here's the link for the talk, and the abstract:
The talk will demonstrate how the Munich Gutenberg Bible is presented online and how users can search for descriptive information in the electronic catalogue, thus placing the Bible in various contexts, e.g. of 15th-century Bible production, of incunable illumination or of provenance. In addition, access points for printed illustrations in incunabula will be shown.

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