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THANKS TO YOU

DIGITIZED MANUSCRIPTS

PRESERVE, DISSEMINATE, CHERISH.

Digita Vaticana: the digitization project of the Vatican manuscripts



From 2013 until February 2019, Digita Vaticana was the non-profit organization established to raise funds to support the Digitization Project of the more than 80,000 manuscripts of the Apostolic Library.

The legacy of the Association has now passed to the Library and the name Digita Vaticana designates the Project itself, created by the Library with the help of many benefactors.


We thank the Association, its Founding Members and all those who have participated in the success of the goals achieved so far.

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ONCE UPON A TIME,
AND FOREVER THANKS TO YOU

Founded in 1451 by Nicholas V, the Vatican Library holds pivotal cultural documents from all of humanity; letters of the most important historical figures; drawings and notes by artists and scientists such as Michelangelo and Galileo; treaties from all eras, in all fields of learning, from all parts of the world. FITS is the format that has been adopted to digitize the manuscripts of the Vatican Library. Developed at NASA to store images, astronomical and astrophysical data, FITS was designed to guarantee long term preservation of documents. As well as memorizing images extremely faithful to the original, a FITS file can contain metadata, information regarding the manuscript (size, materials, ...), is free from legal restrictions, updated by the scientific international community, safe from viruses, and can be read by any image processing software.

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