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About Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library: A New Digital Edition of Wright’s Catalogue

Introduction

Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library (SMBL) is a digital enhancement of William Wright's Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1838 (London, 1870-1872), published by Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal in partnership with the British Library as an open access online resource. Using new methods of digital representation, SMBL enables users to engage with the manuscript collection from diverse perspectives. For example, the database permits users to search and rearrange the manuscript descriptions according to new and multiple criteria, many of which were not central to Wright’s own system of organization (e.g., chronology, additions, marginalia, scribes, or forms of decoration).

The beta version of this project will be officially released in March of 2024.

Editors and Contributors

General Editors

  • David A. Michelson
  • William L. Potter

Senior Programmers

  • Winona Salesky

Technical Editors

  • David A. Michelson
  • William L. Potter
  • Daniel L. Schwartz

Project Managers

  • Tucker D. Hannah
  • Christopher Johnson
  • Peter G. Miller
  • William L. Potter
  • Lindsay Ruth
  • Elizabeth Walston

Syriac Text Consultant

  • Robert Aydin

Contributors

  • Alexys Ahn
  • Justin A. Arnwine
  • Robert Aydin
  • Prince L. Bell
  • Roman Brasoveanu
  • Stephanie Carter
  • Claire Chen
  • Seonghyun Choi
  • Lewis Collins
  • Joseph DAlfonso
  • Jacob A. DeBoer
  • Aaron H. Doenges
  • Stephanie A. Downing
  • Andrew Draper
  • Emma Claire Geitner
  • Kimberly Goins
  • Daniel J. Greeson
  • Tucker D. Hannah
  • Erin M. Johnson
  • Anna Kelly
  • Haelee Kim
  • Kayla Kotewall
  • Soonmin Kwon
  • Sung Uk Lim
  • Beth Maczka
  • David A. Michelson
  • Peter G. Miller
  • Landon Morales
  • Susannah M. Morris
  • Julia C. Nations-Quiroz
  • Jessica Pagan
  • Erfan PapariDianat
  • William L. Potter
  • Jaret Rushing
  • Lindsay Ruth
  • Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent
  • Winona Salesky
  • Daniel L. Schwartz
  • Ryan Stitt
  • Kurt Urban
  • Elizabeth Walston
  • James E. Walters
  • William Wright
  • Eliana Yonan
  • Ziyan Zhang

Copyright Status of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library: A New Digital Edition of Wright’s Catalogue

The sponsors of this project are committed to the free and open preservation of the world’s shared cultural heritage. Users are encouraged to reuse information from Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library: A New Digital Edition of Wright’s Catalogue.

SMBL is based upon the public domain Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1838. William Wright. (London, 1870-1872). The digital edition is copyrighted and released under a “free culture” license, the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). This license lets anyone distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as they credit Syriaca.org for the original creation (and do not suggest that Syriaca.org endorses them or their use of the work). Attribution for use of information from Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library: A New Digital Edition of Wright’s Catalogue should be modelled on the following citation:

Michelson, David A. and William L. Potter, eds. Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library: A New Digital Edition of Wright’s Catalogue. Nashville, TN: Syriaca.org: 2024-. https://bl.syriac.uk.

A model citation can be found on most individual articles as well; users are encouraged to contact the editors to discuss other means of attribution.


Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library: A New Digital Edition of Wright’s Catalogue is a joint project of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Digital Lab at Vanderbilt University. Funding for Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library was provided by:

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or any of the other sponsors.