Reading Room Now Has More Than 13 Million Images

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Arabic text and designs from SAV ABS 00220

Reading Room now has more than 13 million images

Posted: 2021-02-04

HMML has surpassed the 13-million mark for full-resolution image files in Reading Room.  Each of these images shows a piece of our collective history (a page, a fragment, a binding), saved by many hands over hundreds of years and photographed by HMML staff and partners at hundreds of repositories around the world.  The original manuscripts, along with copies of the digital images, remain with the repository that holds them, where they are deeply valued as cultural heritage objects.

Each image in Reading Room has IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) links to support the sharing of these records across repositories.

Image caption: Arabic text and designs from SAV ABS 00220

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