A database of illuminated manuscripts in libraries: collaboration between researchers and librarians

Researchers at the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (IRHT), part of the CNRS, are working in collaboration with librarians from municipal and university libraries under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Higher Education, in order to set up a virtual library of medieval manuscripts. A first stage will be to put on the web the data on the illuminated manuscript database of the IRHT with digital reproductions of the illuminations. The work is equally shared between librarians and researchers, who combine their skills for the accomplishment of this project.