A prototype combining the photographic documentation of the original sources with their textual representation is available on the Internet. Since most of the original archival material was damaged by the 1966 flood, the digital reproductions comprised in this prototype are of very heterogenous nature: in some cases microfilm made prior to the flood has been digitalized; in others, where no previous documentation existed, new digital photography executed with low-intensity ultraviolet light has made it possible to reproduce legible images of the faded texts; in addition, a number of high resolution color images have recently been taken and integrated into the prototype in order to explore the feasibility of a photographic campaign with the aim to produce digital reproductions of the complete archive.
Other presentations of this collection:
Representations of the digital archive
The textual archive consists of the complete edition of
the Opera’s sources for the period under consideration, accompanied by a
system of structured analysis that presents its contents to the user and
provides easy access to them. The basic unit of the digital archive is the
single document or act, fully transcribed according to philological criteria
and available for direct textual research. A series of analytical tools
facilitates the search for individual documents within the corpus: there are for instance richly articulated indices which can be interrogated, analyses of content by topics in expanding categories,
where the specific terms found in the texts are recorded and grouped in handy
and easily perused glossaries or reference tools such as document summaries.