Vatican Apostolic Library announces expanded Digitization Project

Friday, April 13th, 2012 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Humanities, Religious Studies

The Vatican Apostolic Library announced yesterday that it will digitize 1.5 million pages of manuscripts and incunabula held in the Vatican and Bodleian Library in Oxford.  This will include 2,500 books from Greek and Hebrew manuscripts.  The institution has 8,900 incunabula and a catalogue of the incunabula recently published on the internet. Examples “include the famous “De Europa” by Pope Pius II, printed by Albrecht Kunne in Memmingen before 1491, and the 42-Line Latin Bible of Johann Gutenberg, the first book printed using moveable type, between 1454 and 1455.”