Welcome to A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library

Editor: David A. Michelson, Vanderbilt University

Publication Status: Forthcoming

A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library is an online catalogue of Syriac manuscripts using the TEI XML standards for manuscript cataloguing. The original data was mined from William Wright's three volume catalogue of manuscripts in the British Library. This manuscript catalogue serves as a model of how to use URI's from Syriaca.org's authority file in digital cataloguing and linking data. The TEI encoding used here follows the standards of the Fihrist union catalogue of Arabic manuscripts. The long term goal is that these shared authority files could form the foundation for A Union Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts.

Sample visualization 1

A sample TEI data set including all the Syriac biblical manuscripts of the British Library can be downloaded here.