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Project director: Shawcross
Organization name: University of Pennsylvania
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources*
Division or office: Preservation and Access*
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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
David McKnight (Project Director, 05/29/2014 - present); Nancy Shawcross (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - 05/28/2014)
PW-51547-14
Providing Global Access to Penn's Indic Manuscripts, circa 1527-1930

To support: The cataloging and digitization of 2,850 South and Southeast Asian manuscripts dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries from the University of Pennsylvania's Rare Books and Manuscripts Library to enable free online access.

With the largest collection of Indic manuscripts in North America, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries propose to catalog and create digital facsimiles for all of its holdings. The images will be available to view, download, and harvest--free of charge, under a Creative Commons license--via the website, Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts. The project will provide more accurate metadata--which can be openly harvested and downloaded as XML files--than is contained in H. I. Poleman's 1938 publication, A Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, and will offer more access points--such as genres, uniform titles, subjects, and scribes--for researchers looking for relevant material. In addition, the names of authors and titles will be entered in their original scripts, making this Philadelphia-based collection a truly international resource. The outcome will afford global accessibility for Penn's unique materials, enhancing teaching and research worldwide.

Project fields: Asian Languages, South Asian History, South Asian Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $230,000 (approved); $230,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Nancy Shawcross (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50747-11
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Modern, Western Manuscripts, 1601-1800

To support: 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.

Project fields: European History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 1/31/2014

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Nancy Shawcross (Project Director, 08/04/2008 - present)
PW-50296-09
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania's Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 1000-1600

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Project fields: Medieval Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $292,958 (approved); $292,958 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2009 – 7/31/2011

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