Dot Porter, Curator for Digital Resource Services, Penn Libraries
Digital Mappa is an open-source tool for displaying, annotating, and publishing images of manuscripts.
Digital Mappa is an open-source tool for displaying, annotating, and publishing images of manuscripts. The ability to make detailed and linked digital annotations on manuscript images is Digital Mappa’s strength, but the platform also provides space for text to introduce, support, or give translations of the manuscripts. Its flexibility makes it possible for researchers or educators to make many different kinds of manuscripts accessible to many different kinds of students and scholars.
In this video, Dot Porter, demonstrates how to use Digital Mappa for your project.
This tool talk is part of a longer introduction to Digital Mappa by Dot Porter.
Tools and Repositories
Medieval Digital Mappa Projects
- Virtual Mappa 2.0 (digitized and annotated medieval maps)
- The Franks Casket
- Digital Chronique 2.0 (or see the introduction by creator Lisa Fagin Davis here)
- Amalarius’s Bells: Old English and Medieval Latin Edition
- Digital Grave (an Old English text with excellent pedagogical resources)
- Four Anglo-Carolingian Minitexts
- Old English Poetry in Facsimile
Porter, Dot. “Annotated Manuscripts with Digital Mappa.” Middle Ages for Educators, July 16, 2020. Accessed [date]. http://middleagesforeducators.com/tool-talk/annotated-manuscripts-with-digital-mappa/