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The Digital Archiving Project of the Vatican Apostolic Library

The Vatican Apostolic Library has commissioned a project to create an online digital archive to preserve its manuscripts for future generations.

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Overview

The Vatican Apostolic Library has commissioned a project to create an online digital archive to preserve its manuscripts for future generations. This activity will form part of an enduring cultural legacy.

NTT DATA has agreed to participate in the Vatican Apostolic Library digitization project, recognising that it is an endeavour that can be considered a major contribution to humanity. In April 2014, NTT DATA began working on the project, with plans to digitize approximately 3,000 handwritten manuscripts over the course of the next four years.

Through the project, high-definition images can be observed using a special viewer that has been built with NTT DATA’s digital archive solution technology, AMLAD. The viewer, which has interfaces for multiple types of devices, including tablets, provides easy access to brilliant images of these irreplaceable manuscripts.

The following website provides details on the scope and content of the Vatican Apostolic Library’s Digital Archiving Project.