Conference Proceeding: The Hebrew Manuscript Digitisation Project at the British Library

The aim of the project is to provide free online access to Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library’s collection, through manuscript conservation and imaging, catalogue creation and online presentation. The British Library’s collection of Hebrew manuscripts includes items representing Jewish cultural, religious and scientific endeavor between the 10th century and the beginning of the 20th century, covering a vast geographical expanse from Europe and North Africa in the west, through the Middle East to China in the east. By the end of the first phase of this project (July 2016), the digitisation of 1,300 manuscripts has been finalized, capturing over 435,000 images. The PowerPoint presentation will show the stages of the project, focusing on the progress made to date and the main challenges faced by the project team.