A sneak peek at BiblioPhilly content

Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis Ms 126, Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, fol 33v, 34r
Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis Ms 126, Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, fol 33v, 34r. Click image to reach the manuscript in a page-turning interface.
BiblioPhilly is halfway to completion, imaging-wise, with more than 220 medieval manuscripts from PACSCL member collections currently digitized. Of those manuscripts, approximately 50 have been uploaded to the BiblioPhilly collection at OPenn, with more coming shortly.

The remainder are receiving additional cataloging and quality control and will go online in the coming months. Work continues on a custom interface that will allow faceted searching and user-friendly view options.

In the meantime, co-PI Dot Porter has created a temporary interface here:

http://bibliophilly.omeka.net

This replaces the temporary interface built using the Library of Congress’s ViewShare utility, which will be retired in March.

And be sure to take a look at the page-turner interface for these manuscripts. BiblioPhilly’s personal favorite, for sheer eye-appeal, is the page-turner for this Book of Hours from the collections of the Free Library of Philadelphia (Lewis MS 126), pictured above:

http://138.197.87.173/bibliophilly/BookReaders/lewis_e_126/index.html#page/2/mode/2up