Unscattered Leaves: Digitization of Otto F. Ege Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 04/19/2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room


Lecture by Kristen Nyitray, Victoria Pilato, Chris Sauerwald, and Anastasia Chu

View the collection online: http://exhibits.library.stonybrook.edu/oem/
Special Collections owns one of forty unique limited edition portfolios of manuscript leaves assembled by self-described “biblioclast” Otto F. Ege. Its number 19 portfolio contains fifty original medieval manuscript specimens taken from works that Ege himself disbound. While the University Libraries was responsive to research requests for images, it sought to make its entire collection accessible online and contribute to wider efforts of virtually reconstructing the scattered leaves. In 2016, the libraries embarked on a digitization project.The complexities of describing, photographing, and publishing the content required and spurred new workflows to utilize expertise across the organization. This case study describes the project plan from concept to publication, highlights the outcomes, and discusses the challenges and lessons learned from the experience.





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Jamie Saragossi

Jamie Saragossi

Head of Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University Libraries
Jamie is the Head of the Health Sciences Library. She is the liaison to Medical Humanities, Social Welfare, and Dental Medicine.
email: jamie.saragossi@stonybrook.edu
Jamie Saragossi
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