The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.
The ancient documents are now being preserved under the DigitaVaticana programme using FITS, the format developed by Nasa to store images, astronomical, and astrophysical data, and until now, only 500 manuscripts and 600 incunabula were available to view on the Vatican Library website.
Exhibition “Holy Russia” in Moscow. One part of this exhibition – manuscripts of Old Russia. Few multimedia manuscripts are available on the website of the exhibition. It’s good addition to previous posts “Digital Scriptorium” (1, 2, 3).