Cambridge University Library Incunabula Cataloguing Project
Finally, with the launch of the Cambridge Digital Library the University Library is able to supplement the detailed catalogue records being produced by the project with free access for all to high-quality, full-colour digital facsimiles of some of the most significant items from the incunabula collections, accompanied by interpretative text and navigational aids. The Library’s copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle, for example, amongst the most iconic of early illustrated books, is one of only a handful of copies bearing contemporary decoration. It has a fine pedigree, donated in 1574 with around 100 other early printed books and manuscripts by Matthew Parker (1504–1575), Archbishop of Canterbury under Elizabeth I. The Chronicle can now be viewed in all its glory through the Digital Library.
Read on to learn more about the project and what has been accomplished.