Available test data

A dataset of 3050 manuscript objects has been selected to allow the testing of the features search and presentation in the Handschriftenportal (HSP). The HSP offers academic descriptions or at least basic information and in numerous cases also digital copies.

This particular dataset was chosen as its content  has been fully edited and substantially reviewed within the HSP project. Therefore, the full texts of those manuscript descriptions as well as the homogenized basic data can be displayed.

The test set is comprised of data sets on the manuscripts of the Badische Landesbibliothek (BLB) Karlsruhe, the Universitätsbibliothek (UB) Leipzig and the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) Wolfenbüttel. Here are the following datasets in more detail:

  • 1,372 medieval manuscripts from the Leipzig University Library; mostly in Latin brought together from monasteries, the university as well as the Leipzig Ratsbibliothek (signature groups Ms, Rep., Cod. Haenel., Ms Apel, Ms Thomas).
  • 197 manuscripts from the BLB Karlsruhe (previously from Donaueschingen). This collection is particularly important for Medieval German studies, since it comprises mostly Medieval and Early Modern German manuscripts.
  • 1,481 mainly medieval manuscripts from the HAB Wolfenbüttel; mostly Latin codices with an emphasis on monasteries in Lower Saxony.

The vast majority of the digital copies of manuscripts is compatible with the IIIF standard and can therefore be opened in the HSP workspace. If a digital copy is not compatible, there will be a link to the local presentation at the appropriate library.

Please consider that this is a test environment and the given identifiers and links are not yet permanent!

Until the release of the finished Handschriftenportal at the end of 2021 / beginning of 2022 please continue to use Manuscripta Mediaevalia for your academic research.