Digital Manuscripts Toolkit

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The Bodleian Libraries are seeking proposals for small projects to test the functionality of the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit, a project generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Digital Manuscripts Toolkit is based on the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and seeks to develop tools that enable scholars to use, develop and repurpose digitized manuscript images in exciting and innovative ways. IIIF is an international collaborative initiative, which aims to make image-based cultural heritage materials easily accessible and interoperable.

The Bodleian invites members (Faculty and students) and staff of the collegiate University of Oxford to submit proposals that explore important research questions related to their work. Awards of up to £5000 will be given to fund digitization and other associated project costs. Projects are expected to be of around 6 months’ duration and to begin as close as possible to 1 September 2015.

More information about the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit project can be found on the project website.

More detailed information about the Call for Proposals, including how to apply, can be found at

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 April 2015.
Notification of awards will be no later than 1 June 2015.
Projects are required to begin as near as possible to 1 September 2015.


Digital Humanities