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New website: Handrit.is

Today on the last day of winter a new website, handrit.is, was formally opened by the Icelandic Minister of Education and Culture, Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The website is a joint online public access catalog of Icelandic manuscripts in the collections of the National Library of Iceland, The Árni Magnússon Institute and the Árni Magnússon Collection in Copenhagen. It contains entries for over 4000 manuscripts with open access to images of 850 of these. In the future the website will encompass all of the old manuscripts held at these institutions.

The website has an accessible interface for searching and browsing in Icelandic, English and Danish.

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