The digitisation of Irish manuscripts: Beyond and beneath the visible image
Ó Macháin, Pádraig
Firenze University Press
This paper outlines the indebtedness of current digital capture, processing and display of Gaelic manuscripts to scholarly innovators and pioneers of the nineteenth century. It then reviews highlights of the deep-digitization project, Irish Script on Screen (<http://www.isos.dias.ie>), which was launched in 1999 and continues today. It is shown how current developments in spectroscopy and multi-spectral imaging allow us to complement and build upon traditional digital techniques and display.
Lithography , Manuscript digitization , Multi-spectral imaging , Photozincography , Spectroscopy
Ó Macháin, P. (2022) 'The digitisation of Irish manuscripts: Beyond and beneath the visible image', Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, 12(12), pp. 43-56. doi: 10.36253/SIJIS-2239-3978-13740
© 2022, Pádraig Ó Macháin. This is an open access, peer-reviewed article published by Firenze University Press (https://oajournals. fupress.net/index.php/bsfm-sijis) and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.