Manuscriptorium Kramerius

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Please, mind that the information on this page is obsolete and the last change took place in 2007.

The page is still active only because of the fact that some standards may be still in use by some institutions; therefore, the original locations of several DTDs/schemas must be preserved.

We operate two big digital libraries today:


You may be wishing to consult them.

Manuscriptorium contains ca. 46,000 digitized manuscripts and historical documents from 120 institutions from 23 countries that are virtually aggregated in a seamless manner. Kramerius incl. its older version contains ca. 124,700 digitized books published after 1800 and 2,177 peridocal titles (Oct 2015).

Digitization activities started in the National Library of the Czech Republic in the years 1992-1993 in co-operation with the Czech company whose name is today AiP Beroun.

We are building a European digital library of manuscripts via the EU project ENRICH - see - viz

The important milestones are:

Manuscriptorium tends to become an international research environment mostly for manuscripts and also old rare printed documents. It has already data from several foreign institutions.

Mostly for its activity in the field of digital access to rare collections, the National Library of the Czech Republic was awarded the UNESCO Jikji prize in 2005.

Webmaster: Adolf Knoll

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