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January News for Digital Scriptorium

Happy New Year to all the users of Digital Scriptorium

Many of you will be familiar with Lisa Fagin Davis's blog called Manuscript Road Trip. If you are not, it is well worth checking out as she moves her way digitally across the country in search of medieval manuscripts and the stories behind them. The Manuscript Road Trip is based on "Directory of Institutions in the United States and Canada with Pre-1600 Manuscripts," prepared by Davis and Melissa Conway and updated annually by them on the Bibliographical Society of America's Bibsite. Her digital travels make fascinating reading; she began in September 2013 in Maine and has zigzagged her way across the United States and of the lower 48 states has only Connecticut and Rhode Island left to cover. Since this is a digital road trip she also plans to head to Hawaii, Alaska and then on to Canada. This month she has reached New York. We draw this blog to your attention because we are especially pleased that Davis is so complimentary about Digital Scriptorium. She has written: "The best place to start when looking for digitized New York [City] manuscripts is the online repository Digital Scriptorium. From the "Browse by Location" page, you can easily link to images from more than half of the NYC collections." Clearly one of our resolutions for the new year is to get other New York collections in Digital Scriptorium and then move on the other collections in the United States discussed by Davis!

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