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William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001

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3.2 Digital Technology and Ancient Manuscripts

3.2 Digital Technology and Ancient Manuscripts

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(p.102) 3.2 Digital Technology and Ancient Manuscripts
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Alan Bowman

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0012

Digital technology has transformed the research environment as well as scholarly access to documents, including ancient ones. In particular, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have made image capture and digital imaging easier for scholars studying ancient manuscripts. This chapter examines the benefits of improved techniques of digital image capture to researchers, the development of access to resources in an ICT environment, and the applications of digital technology to the interpretation of damaged documents. It also discusses the opportunities and constraints relating to digital research.

Keywords:   information and communication technologies, digital imaging, image capture, ancient manuscripts, research, digital technology

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