About / Contact

The John Rylands Library (JRL) part of the University of Manchester, holds world-renowned research collections, which include significant numbers of early printed books, archives and manuscripts in a wide range of formats.

Photographing these collections requires sensitive handling and skilful capture techniques.  The JRL is working towards best practice in object-centred digitisation.  We put the care and preservation of the object at the heart of the digitisation process, rather than extracting the content by the quickest means.  Through a series of pre- and post-digitisation steps, we believe we can achieve high quality images and preserve our collections into perpetuity.  This approach has been developed in collaboration between our Imaging and Collection Care Departments.

For a more detailed look at some of the work under taken, take a look at the Case Studies

 All John Rylands Library images ©The University of Manchester


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5 thoughts on “About / Contact

  1. star given-richardson says:

    will be fascinating reading when the website is back up

  2. Lois Bartholomew says:

    What a tremendous and worthwhile project you are doing. How marvelous to have such resources available to all of us world-wide.

  3. Sandra-Stratford, Ontario,Canada says:

    I was thrilled to see on my Canadian homepage the work you are doing to publish on the Web the notebook written by Nehemiah Wallington.

    I look forward to reading this Notebook and many thanks for your efforts.

  4. victor okonkwo (lagos-nigeria) says:

    Thank you for this timely resource.most of us in africa hardly believe that england had such a past.A worthy proof.

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