400+ links on the DMMapp!

We are extremely proud to communicate that the DMMapp has now reached (and surpassed… we are adding a few in the next days!) the 400 links milestone! This means that, thanks to everyone’s submissions, we can link to more than 400 libraries, archives, repositories, etc. that are home to digitized medieval manuscripts! You can find the latest additions on our tidy list. Also, here’s a short list of the latest additions:

The DMMapp, as it used to be a year ago.

Does this milestone mark the end of our project? Does the DMMapp project ever end? No and no. The DMMapp is fueled by passion and not by money and that makes all the difference in the world. We managed to create a system that allows us to update the links very quickly and effortlessly, so it is easy for us to update the DMMapp when we receive a new link or an update. It’s very cheap to support and works well. The development of other projects (iPad / iPhone app, Android app, world conquest) takes more time; unfortunately Sexy Codicology and the DMMapp are not our full-time jobs and many things can get in the way.

The DMMapp
The DMMapp today!

The DMMapp: made by its users!

But thankfully we are not in this alone! If you are an active user of the DMMapp, you will have noticed that there are broken links here and there. That is unavoidable as repositories often change web addresses or disappear. We do our best to keep everything updated, but you can help too! If you encounter a broken link, please report it. We will take care of either removing the link completely (since the digitized manuscripts are gone, for example) or update the link with the new address. We are working on creating a button just for that purpose!

Remember, the DMMapp is a crowdsourced project. My colleague and I added the first few links but the ones who made it a really useful resource are its users; it’s you!

Giulio Menna
Giulio is an MA graduate in Book and Digital Media Studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is also system librarian at Leiden University Library. Founder and developer of Sexy Codicology and the DMMmaps Project; lover of medieval manuscripts and of all things digital.