Wednesday, May 8, 2019

OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available to Everyone

OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available to Everyone
OPenn contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of cultural heritage material from the collections of its contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. All materials on OPenn are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works. Please see specific repository pages and documents for applicable license terms.
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  • Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis
    This collection, when completed, will include digital editions of more than 400 western European medieval and early modern codices, plus selected leaves and cuttings, from the collections of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) member libraries. This collections is funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
  • Cairo Genizah
    In the late 1990s, thanks to a significant gift from a Penn alum named Jeffrey Keil, W' 65 and PAR '91, Penn initiated a project, in collaboration with Cambridge University Libraries, to apply digital technologies to discover new intellectual matches among physically dispersed Cario genizah fragments. Through this initiative it was demonstrated how digital technologies may serve as discovery tools to identify matches among a global diaspora of thousands of fragments of medieval manuscripts (see: This collection of Cairo genizah fragments consists of Penn manuscripts that were part of this project.
  • Manuscripts of the Muslim World
    This collection will include digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural heritage of Muslim lands from 1000 to 1900, coving mathematics, astrology, history, law, literature, as well as the Qur'an and Hadith. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, along with examples of Coptic, Samaritan, Syriac, Turkish, and Berber. The primary partners are Columbia University, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania with signifiant contributions from Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. This collection is funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
  • PACSCL Diaries
    The PACSCL Diaries Project will allow researchers an intimate view into a wide variety of personalities, largely from Philadelphia, as they went about their daily lives and commented on the world around them. The project will ultimately provide an online archive of diaries drawn from PACSCL member collections. OPenn currently hosts a pilot group of 53 diary volumes.

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