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Participant name: Shawcross
Organization name: University of Pennsylvania
Grant programs:Humanities Collections and Reference Resources*
Division or office: Preservation and Access*
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PW-50747-11

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)
Nancy M. Shawcross (Project Director: July 2010 to June 2014)
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Modern, Western Manuscripts, 1601-1800

The digitization of 1,000 codices, documents, and fragments on a variety of topics in history, literature, religion, and other humanities fields produced in Europe and North America from 1601 to 1800 and held by the university's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries propose (1) creating digital facsimiles of approximately 1,000 early modern, Western manuscripts held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library; (2) maintaining a freely-available Web site with faceted searching for the project’s facsimiles; and (3) updating MARC cataloging records in WorldCat and Franklin (Penn’s online catalog) with persistent URLs that take researchers to the facsimiles. The project will enhance teaching and research at Penn, as well as make Penn’s unique materials available globally through a variety of discovery points. For this project—with a total cost of $753,912—Penn is requesting $343,913 from the NEH to fund salaries and fringe benefits for two years for one full-time digital data coordinator at the Librarian A level, two full-time digital camera operators at the Library Clerk level, and a processing assistant working 1,000 hours per year.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$295,442 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2011 – 1/31/2014


PW-50296-09

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)
Nancy M. Shawcross (Project Director: August 2008 to November 2011)
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania's Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 1000-1600

The digitization of 800 codices, documents, and fragments constituting the entirety of medieval and Renaissance primary sources held by the university's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Penn proposes to produce & make freely available on the Internet digital facsimiles of its collection of European manuscripts from 1000 to 1600. With a total project cost of $790,272, Penn requests $292,958 from NEH to fund salary & fringe benefits for 2 years for 1 full-time digital data coordinator & 2 full-time digital camera operators. Penn's collection comprises approximately 800 discrete items, totaling approximately 320,000 pages and offers important research material in the fields of art history; English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish literatures; European political, social, and economic history; the history of science and technology, including alchemy; the history of witchcraft; legal studies; music; religious studies; and philosophy. The project will provide 3 entry points for the facsimiles: access through a hot link in the WorldCat and local cataloging records, access via Digital Scriptorium, and access through a project-specific website with faceted searching.

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Project fields:
Medieval Studies

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$292,958 (approved)
$292,958 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 7/31/2011