The IIIF-based Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Keywords:Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Digital library, Digitization, free access, IIIF
This paper aims to present the freely-accessible, IIIF-based digital library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan: the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana joined the international IIIF community for providing high-quality digital content on the Internet. Each of us knows how important is to spread knowledge: today we can improve upon methods of the past decades, thanks to new Web-based technologies. Thanks to IIIF, to the image viewer Mirador and to the image server Cantaloupe, the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana makes its precious manuscript collections freely available online to users from all over the world. From the first years of the 17th century, this prestigious conservation library has managed and curated a special and unique collection of precious manuscripts, and – now as it was then – makes those masterpieces freely available for users from all over the world, both within its reading room and – today – through its new digital initiative.
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