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Contents of the CERL Portal

The portal presently comprises twelve separate files from ten institutions, i.e. CERL and nine others. The institutions are located in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Six collections are harvested through the OAI-PMH protocol and stored locally in an integrated index; five (among which CERL's Hand Press Book Database) are accessed on the fly by Z39.50. Of the six harvested databases, the Manuscriptorium database has been divided into two separate files, one with manuscripts only, the other with printed material, thus making up a total of twelve databases.
Databases from Yale University Library (US), Germany and Italy are expected to be added shortly.


Manuscript files, integrated index, locally stored

AU National Library of Australia Digital Object Repository
The Library’s manuscript collections cover all kinds of unpublished records including: letters, diaries, notebooks, speeches, lectures, drafts of books and articles, research or reference files, cutting books, photographs, drawings, minute books, agenda papers, logbooks, financial records, maps and plans. The Library is undertaking digitisation of several significant manuscript collections per year.

CZ Manuscriptorium – manuscripts
The Manuscriptorium database is being developed within the Memoria Project of the Czech Republic. The project is developing a new research environment for the sphere of historical book resources. At this time the database contains over 90,000 bibliographic records and 1,800 digitised images of printed books, manuscripts and other materials. All of these are included in the CERL Portal as two separate collections: a manuscripts collection and a collection of printed books.

Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico – MANUS

PG National Library of Portugal
The manuscripts collections of the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal contain manuscript materials of all kinds and provenances, of outstanding importance for research especially in Portuguese history, culture and bibliography, from the 12th to the 20th centuries. The Manuscript Department holds six collections, of which the more important are the Alcobaça, the Illuminated Manuscript and the Codices Collections.

SE Ediffah, the Swedish shared catalogue of personal archives
Ediffah is a general database of personal archives in Swedish research libraries. The encoding format is EAD. The following Swedish libraries take part in the project, which started in 2005: Göteborg UL, Kungliga Biblioteket (the National Library), LIBRIS, the National Archives, Lund UL, and Uppsala UL).

SE St. Laurentius Digital Manuscript Library, Lund, Sweden
67 records (very detailed) of medieval manuscripts in the Lund University Library; the famous Necrologium Lundense and the Liber daticus Lundensis vetustior come from the library of the 11th century Cathedral in Lund dedicated to St. Laurentius.

SE Uppsala UL, Waller collection
The Waller manuscript collection contains an estimated 40,000 items, of which 22,000 have now been catalogued and digitised and are available in the CERL Manuscripts Portal. The collection is held by the Library of the University of Uppsala and contains a great number of documents which reflect the ordinary scientific every day work of famous and unknown scientiscts and scholars in all academic fields.

US Columbia University. Digital Scriptorium records
The Digital Scriptorium is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. The CERL Manuscripts Portal gives access to part of the database, the 2,000 records containing images of medieval and renaissance manuscripts from Columbia University, New York. The given link above provides access to the full database.

Manuscript files, search by remote access:

Kalliope – Verbundskatalog Nachlässe und Autographen

GVK – Gemeinsamer Verbundkatalog

DK Royal Library of Denmark
Manuscripts acquired between 1987-2006 (4,000 records) and ongoing retrospective cataloguing of manuscripts acquired between 1660-1986 (currently 9,000 records). Retrospective cataloguing is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007 and will be followed by focused enhancements campaigns based on secondary sources and manuscript-in-hand inspection.

UK National Library of Scotland
The online manuscripts catalogue of the National Library of Scotland covers records from 1525 to present day, and has around 10.000 records. At present it contains records relating to 13 individual collections, covering a range of dates from the 16th century.

Printed material files, locally stored:

Printed material files, search by remote access:

CERL Heritage of the Printed Book Database
Just under three million records of early European printed materials.

English Short Title Catalogue
The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items, published between 1473 and 1800, principally in Britain and North America, and mainly, though not exclusively, in English, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.

VD17 - Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts

EROMM - European Register of Microform and Digital Masters

CCPB - Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español

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