Lehigh University part of massive effort to turn medieval treasures into a virtual gold mine.
Lehigh and 14 other institutions are collaborating in a grant-funded effort to digitize nearly 160,000 pages from 400 volumes. It will take about three years, with the high-resolution, searchable results available free of charge.
“It will be the largest collection of medieval documents in one place,” said Lois Fischer Black, curator of Lehigh’s 25,000-volume special collections library. “It will enable scholars throughout the world to view these documents without having to coming to Bethlehem, or in the case of the other partners, to the greater Philadelphia area.”