YDC2 and Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library Host Workshop for Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts

February 25, 2013

Representatives from Stanford University, Drew University, and St. Louis University joined the YDC2, Yale faculty and graduate students at a workshop for the Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts (DESMM) project hosted by the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.  Meg Bellinger, Director of YDC2 and Co-Principal Investigator presented on the Yale Digital Content Platform and how it will provide support for research into digital manuscript collections. The Digital Content Platform will offer the infrastructure needed to run an interoperable environment for annotation and research in medieval manuscripts at Yale, giving scholars new tools to transform their research. 

John Haeger from Stanford University gave an update on the interoperable community, and Jennifer Vine and Ben Albritton from Stanford University presented the personas and wireframes their team created for development of the Shared Canvas manuscript viewer, an integral part of the interoperable environment.  Shannon Bradshaw from Drew University presented the capabilities of DM, an open annotation tool, and Jim Ginther from St. Louis University described the transcription tool T-Pen and how this tool can work together with DM. 

This workshop offered the opportunity for Yale faculty Alastair Minnis, Jessica Brantley, Anders Winroth and Holly Rushmeier to summarize their research goals and provide insight on how the interoperable digital tools can advance their work. The workshop also allowed faculty and graduate students to experiment with the tools currently in development and to provide feedback to the tool development teams and to the YDC2.

Learn more about DESMM here.