Electronic Beowulf-Digital Collections Inventory

Commission on Preservation and Access

Council on Library Resources

Commission on Preservation and Access

Digital Collections Inventory Report

Preliminary Results

By Patricia A. McClung
February 1996

Electronic Beowulf: British Library

The original thousand-year-old manuscript of Beowulfs epic combats has been digitized by high resolution cameras. The digital images allow scholars to view the text in microscopic detail and recapture words and phrases erased by the original scribes, as well as words that have been hidden since the 1731 fire damage and restoration.

Contact: Access is available via the University of Kentucky Web site: http://www.uky.edu/~kiernan/bl/kportico.html or contact Kevin Kernan at Kiernan@beowulf.engl.uky.edu