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New version of the Genizah Project website

November 12th, 2012

The Friedberg Genizah Project has just released version 10 of its website. From the press release:

“Genazim” is pleased to announce the launching of Version 10 of the
Genizah website.

Following is an overview of the improvements in this version.
A. Images

1. Cambridge

With great satisfaction we announce the recent successful completion (on
time!) of the complex project of digitizing the entire Genizah collection
of the Cambridge University Library, a project designed and planned in
cooperation with the Genizah Research Unit of CUL, and implemented
by CUL Each fragment of the CUL Genizah was digitized and is
currently displayed on the website. We are now in the process of applying
a final comprehensive check to verify that indeed all of the Genizah
fragments have been digitized, and that no image is missing from our
website.

2. Birmingham

The Genizah collection in the Birmingham Library – including its two
sub-collections Mingana and Mittwoch – has been digitized in its entirety
and is now displayed on the website.

3. Manchester

Genazim is glad to report that an agreement has been reached with the
Manchester University Library, according to which FGP will receive a
copy of the high-quality images of its entire Genizah collection, together
with a copy of all the appropriate metadata and cataloging details
available there. The metadata were already received and are now being
processed for integration in the website; the images are expected to be
received here very soon.

B. “Ginzei Kedem”
All the 8 volumes of “Ginzei Kedem” – a Journal devoted to Genizah
research and published by the Ben-Zvi Institute – can now be viewed as
PDF files in the website, and can be searched (in a specific volume or in
all volumes together) for a word, and the appropriate results will be
displayed. These functions may be operated by clicking on “Ginzei
Kedem” on the bottom part of the website Homepage.

(HT: Agade)

 

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