If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Open Access: Imaging Policies for Medieval Manuscripts in Three University Libraries Compared

$54.78 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


Obtaining access both to the content in medieval manuscripts, as well as to images that scholars can publish to support the creation of new knowledge about the past, often involves significant hurdles. Libraries, museums, and archives do not always facilitate the process of making available images suitable for publication. While every manuscript repository has its own policy, the author sees some encouraging trends that foster scholarship as well as some troublesome practices that slow it down. This article compares the access to information in medieval manuscripts and access to images of those manuscripts at three university libraries: Leiden University Library in The Netherlands, Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in the United States. Institutions that have discovery tools on the Web, that provide access to new photography and to existing images, that provide outlets for the publication of new research, and that waive fees for the publication of images in scholarly journals and book encourage the production of new knowledge and the circulation of ideas.
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more