Since 2007, when the Homer Multitext project photographed three manuscripts in Venice, digital images have been a fundamental component of the project. With all of our digital resources, our aims are first to make archival-quality sources fully available for downloading, then to publish them in internet services allowing retrieval by canonical citation, and finally to develop end-user applications drawing canonically cited material from our services.
In our reorganization of HMT material this summer, we have gathered archival versions of our images in a single location, linked from the new 'data' section of our web site or directly accessible from www.homermultitext.org/hmt-image-archive. The image archive currently includes approximately 10,000 digital images of five manuscripts. As I am posting this note, the entire archive is being mirrored at the College of the Holy Cross — a process that, even at internet speed, will take a few days to complete.
All images are available under the terms of a Creative Commons attribution license: further details are included in README files for each data set. We include md5 checksums for each image so that you can verify that downloads have not been corrupted.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Homer Multitext Project: Images
Digital images in the Homer Multitext project