Category: Website

Bibliotheca legum becomes part of MDR

Bibliotheca legum becomes part of MDR

We are delighted to inform you, that the Bibliotheca legum website has been officially approved for inclusion in the Medieval Academy of America’s Database of Medieval Digital Resources (MDR), because it meets or exceeds their standards for digital best-practices. We would like to thank the curators of the MDR for including our manuscript database and also all our users for their support.

5 (6) years Bibliotheca legum – New publication on the occasion of the anniversary

5 (6) years Bibliotheca legum – New publication on the occasion of the anniversary

In 2017, the Bibliotheca legum celebrated its fifth anniversary! Since anniversaries are always a reason to reflect on the past, the Bibliotheca team did the same and recalled the genesis and development of the project. We also gave some thought to the future prospects of the Bibliotheca. The result is an article in the German “Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften”, which you can find here: http://www.zfdg.de/2018_006.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved and supporting the Bibliotheca legum!

Bibliotheca Update and announcement

Bibliotheca Update and announcement

As obvious for the recurrent user of the Bibliotheca legum, the previously announced “facelift work” has already begun. We just started updating the English site. As soon as the work is finished there and all functionalities have been restored, the German-speaking site will follow.

Besides constantly working on improving the website, the Bibliotheca legum staff will present the project as part of the poster exhibition of the annual conference of the “Netzwerk Historische Grundwissenschaften” (NHG, “Network Historical Auxiliary Sciences”) that takes place at the LMU Munich (Feb 15/16), together with some of the qualification and dissertation projects that have emerged from the project so far. Dominik Trump, M.A. will talk about marginalia and glosses in some Epitome Aegidii manuscripts (“In margine – Benutzerspuren in Handschriften der Epitome Aegidii“). Daniela Schulz will trace back the history of Cod. Guelf. 97 Weiss., applying digital methods (“Der Baustein, den die Bauleute verworfen haben? Auf den Spuren des Cod. Guelf. 97 Weiss.”). The program can be found here.

Some news

Some news

After the Bibliotheca legum has commemorated its 5th anniversary rather quietly in 2017, this milestone is now also to be celebrated externally with a “facelift” in the new year. The look of the site will change over the next few weeks or months; it will become more sophisticated and modern. Since these revisions take some time, it can happen that the site is not available at short notice or not all functionalities are available. We endeavour to keep these restrictions as low as possible and also to inform you about the progress.

Recently, an essay has also been written which reflects on the genesis of the database and its further development. This will hopefully be published in the “Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften” (ZfdG) in the near future.

WordPress – Update – Bug

WordPress – Update – Bug

We recently updated the website to the latest version of WordPress (4.3). Since the update sometimes sites do not load properly (you just see a blank page). If you click reload, the site will load correctly. We are currently trying to figure out how to fix it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Maintenance finished

Maintenance finished

The announced maintenance work is completed to a large extent. All updates were successfull and also the appearance has been given a face-lift. There are still some minor bugs to be resolved in the next few days/weeks and enhancements to be made.

The Bibliotheca legum team wishes all users a Happy New Year.