The Manuscript Portal: a service offered by SBB, UBL, HAB and BSB
Work on the manuscript portal started in October 2018 and is funded by the German Research Foundation.
The HSP is a joint service offered by four major German libraries of old manuscripts with a powerful IT profile: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SBB- PK), Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig (UBL), Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (HAB) andBayerischer Staatsbibliothek München (BSB).
To secure an omtimal user experience, the Humboldt University Berlin (HU Berlin) institute for library and information sciences (IBI) is part of the project.
The technical development of the HSP
The technical development work is carried out by SBB, UBL and HAB.
SBB is responsible for the overall project management. It hosts the system and ensures the long-term operation of the HSP. BSB is available to participate in these technical tasks.
The expert advice and support of the HSP
The four participating libraries have committed themselves to providing long-term technical support. The current development of the HSP and its future work is supported by a Scientific Advisory Board consisting of representatives of important infrastructural institutions and other portals.
The four HSP institutions are represented by:
- Dr. Robert Giel (SBB): Overall project management
- Dr. Christoph Mackert (UBL): Deputy overall project management
- Birgit Seiderer (BSB): Project management BSB
- Torsten Schaßan (HAB): Project management HAB
- Malgorzota Asch (SBB): Technical management of Central record and Cataloguing
- Leander Seige (UBL): Technical management Presentation and Discovery
The Scientific Advisory Board:
- Handschriftencensus: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolf
- e-codices, Fragmentarium: PD Dr. William Duba
- manuscripta.at: Dr. Christine Glaßner
- Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB): Mag. Dr. techn. Katharina Kaska
- Deutsche Altbestandsbibliotheken: Dr. Michael Herkenhoff
- Wasserzeichen-Informationssystem (WZIS) und Archive: Prof. Dr. Peter Rückert
- Mittelalterblog: Hannah Busch