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July News for Digital Scriptorium

Another New Member

We are pleased to announce that another new member has joined the Digital Scriptorium family. The Ruth Mortimer Rare Book Room of the Neilson Library at Smith College in Northampton, MA, has contributed ten manuscripts and associated images to our database, including four Books of Hours (MSS 254, 255, 274 and 288) and a Franciscan Breviary with a colophon dated 1522 (MS 261). Sincere thanks to Curator of Rare Books, Martin Antonetti, for shepherding this effort. The Mortimer Rare Book Room is a participant in the Mellon-funded project to create digital facsimiles for all of the medieval manuscripts held by the libraries and museums of the Five Colleges Consortium of western Massachusetts. The digitized manuscripts will be accessible in their entirety from local digital repositories and from Digital Scriptorium. The project also involves undergraduate and graduate students in studying, scanning and cataloging the manuscripts. Welcome, Smith College!

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