HMML plans to continue adding new features to the website, especially as it moves closer to the launch of vHMML (virtual HMML), the initiative to provide an entirely online environment for manuscript studies set to open in 2014. “The new user experience provided by our website is the herald to more online opportunities HMML plans to provide . . . [it is] a platform to announce new content, programs, preservation projects, and milestones on the continual development of vHMML,” said Fr. Stewart, who openly invites feedback on the site’s changes.
One of the world’s leading cultural preservation institutions, HMML works to identify, digitally photograph, catalog, and archive the contents of endangered manuscripts belonging to threatened communities, and to make these unique cultural resources available to users around the world. Since 1965 it has photographically preserved more than 135,000 manuscripts on microfilm and digital media dating from the ancient to early modern eras, totaling more than 45 million handwritten pages. Learn more at www.hmml.org.