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Manuscript Monday: 2018 Rare Book School presentation

“Is This Your Book? What Digitization Does to Manuscripts and What We Can Do Think About It.” In a Rare Book School presentation at the Penn Libraries Dot Porter discusses how digitizing a manuscript changes our conceptualization of the manuscript. She also explores the terminology we currently employ in describing the digital version of a manuscript.

June 2018. University of Pennsylvania Libraries Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.


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Manuscript Monday: LJS 445 – Prenosticatio

Aylin Malcolm, PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 445, Prenosticatio, by Johannes Lichtenberger. This manuscript was written in Nuremberg, Germany, after 1488, in Middle High German. It is an anthology of astrological and astronomical works, including material copied from three incunables: Johannes Lichtenberger’s Prognosticatio (Heidelberg, 1488), astrological predictions about the fate of the Church, the Holy Roman Empire, and the laity; and two editions of the calendar of Regiomontanus (Nuremberg, 1474; Venice, 1478).

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata from OPenn. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.