Category Archives: Digitization

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 1)

I’m going to preface this post with a note that I am NOT an archaeologist. I have taken archaeology classes, and spent one, very memorable, field-season doing a surface survey in southern Turkey…but I am not an archaeologist. Any mistakes

Proceed with Caution! Identifying Structures using Royal Inscriptions (Part 1)

I’m going to preface this post with a note that I am NOT an archaeologist. I have taken archaeology classes, and spent one, very memorable, field-season doing a surface survey in southern Turkey…but I am not an archaeologist. Any mistakes

Suleymaniye Manuscripts now come with a Watermark

I regret to inform you that when you procure digital photos of Turkish manuscripts, at least those who fall under Suleymaniye kutuphanesi, you will now get them with a watermark embedded. This, apparently, is true whether you get them for

Suleymaniye Manuscripts now come with a Watermark

I regret to inform you that when you procure digital photos of Turkish manuscripts, at least those who fall under Suleymaniye kutuphanesi, you will now get them with a watermark embedded. This, apparently, is true whether you get them for

Comparing Digital Materials from McGill

A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the collections of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual

Comparing Digital Materials from McGill

A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the collections of the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and the actual

Creating a digital catalogue for a small collection

I am creating a digital catalogue for Rudolf Geyer’s heritage. On this, I have a long read (and long look) for a lazy summer day over at Medium. About it, too, I have here a short description of the technical aspects

Creating a digital catalogue for a small collection

I am creating a digital catalogue for Rudolf Geyer’s heritage. On this, I have a long read (and long look) for a lazy summer day over at Medium. About it, too, I have here a short description of the technical aspects

The Digital Orientalist: A Manifesto

A first essay on what The Digital Orientalist is about just came out in MELA Notes. Read it it here, full issue can be accessed here. This article is written for librarians, but can equally inform interested scholars and students.

The Digital Orientalist: A Manifesto

A first essay on what The Digital Orientalist is about just came out in MELA Notes. Read it it here, full issue can be accessed here. This article is written for librarians, but can equally inform interested scholars and students.

Comparing Digital Materials from Beinecke

  A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the manuscript collections of Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, USA. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and

Comparing Digital Materials from Beinecke

  A hands-on comparison of the digital materials from the manuscript collections of Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, USA. Preface Digitization projects have been taken up by manuscript libraries around the world. The two pillars of such libraries -catalogues and

Making Manuscripts Accessible: U of Michigan

A good example of bringing the disclosure of a manuscript collection into the digital age, using simple and readily available techniques, is the collection at the University of Michigan. Here I will briefly describe what they did and how they did

Making Manuscripts Accessible: U of Michigan

A good example of bringing the disclosure of a manuscript collection into the digital age, using simple and readily available techniques, is the collection at the University of Michigan. Here I will briefly describe what they did and how they did