This month sees the launch of the first phase of the Virtual Manuscript Room (VMR), as part of the Mingana Day at the University of Birmingham on 8 July.

The presentation of the collection online is a crucial part of JISC’s £1.8 million Enriching Digital Resources programme, a set of 25 projects which enhances the use of online content for teaching, learning and research.

In this first launch, the VMR project making available over 10000 images from 70 Eastern manuscripts from the university’s Mingana collection, including a full set of images of one of the oldest copies of the Qur’an in existence.

A full program for the day (including lunch!) is available from the VMR launch website.

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