Open Paleography Paleographic data from on-line images

Open Paleography

The Open Paleography project is creating a database of structured paleographic observations. Every observation is backed by a canonically cited source for visual data. Our use of the CITE architecture to identify material allows our paleographic study to be integrated into other research on the same manuscripts or texts, such as those of the Open Manuscripts inititiave.

By relating paleographic observations to basic catalog information about manuscripts and documentary visual information, the Open Paleography collections can create a new kind of resource for the study and reading of documents from digital facsimiles.