Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM)
Attention SDBM Users!
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts is being redeveloped into a user-driven, collaborative tool for researching the historic and current locations of the world's manuscripts (read more about the NEH project). Effective from October 15, 2015, the present website will no longer be updated as we move operations to a new platform and continue testing. We will still add and refine data, but changes made during this time will not be publicly visible until the new site goes live in summer 2016.
We are currently testing the beta version of the New SDBM. If you would like to participate in testing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM) makes available data on medieval manuscript books of five or more folios produced before 1600. Its purpose is to facilitate research for scholars, collectors, and others interested in manuscript studies and the provenance of these unique books.
4 Ways to Search:
- Quick keyword search: Enter term or terms in the Search Database box above.
- Category (facet) search: Start with the faceted Browse lists to the right and narrow your search further with facets. (See "Getting Started" for tips on faceted searching.)
- Advanced search: Search multiple fields and numeric ranges. (Click here or use the Advanced Search link in the sidebar.)
- Combine search (Quick or Advanced) and facets.
For details and search tips, see Help links in the left sidebar.
For more information, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
We want your feedback!
Find an error in a record? Want to suggest links to other manuscript records? Know the current location of a manuscript? Let us know through new links provided in each record or simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta Digitized Archive
We are pleased to host the Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta Digitized Archive, a searchable database containing the digitized notes of the historian and bibliographer Seymour Montefiore Robert Rosso de Ricci (1881-1942) made for the compilation of his unfinished census of pre-1800 manuscripts in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. To read more, click here.
The Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta Digitized Archive is an ongoing joint project between the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Senate House Library at the University of London, where the original archive is housed.