The project aims to digitize the entire Library’s collection of manuscripts: 80,000 codices (excluding the archival units) mostly from Middle Age and Humanistic period.
The project, started in 2010, focuses on two purposes: the long-term preservation of high resolution images and the online digital library.
In the light of the importance and the extent of this collection the answer to the basic question “What is to be digitized in priority?” is not so evident. Primarily, the strategic choice has focused on the digitization of ‘unique pieces’, from the collection of Manuscripts, but at the same time, the decision to digitize the manuscripts brought with it different and very important consequences firstly related to the preservation in order to avoid any damages of materials derived from scanning procedure.
Ένα παράδειγμα ψηφιοποιημένου κώδικα με ενδιαφέρον για τις πρώιμες νεοελληνικές σπουδές: O Barb. gr. 172 με ένα απόσπασμα του Λίβιστρου (Π. Αγαπητός, One further fragment of Livistros and Rodamne: the Vatican manuscript Barb. gr. 172, Ελληνικά 43 (1993) 337-359.