Going forward!

Astrologica - Chetham's MS Mun.A.4.99

2023 is bringing some changes to the way Sexy Codicology and the Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app (DMMapp) will go forth!

The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app

All our efforts will be focused on the DMMapp: the DMMapp offers a free service used by tens of thousands of users (scholars, students, manuscripts fanatics) every year. It is by far the most visited item of our website and we are more than happy to continue improving the service and its content.

Our goal was, is, and will be to make it easy to access digitized medieval manuscripts.

Open Source

We remain committed to publishing the DMMapp software as open source.

The Sexy Codicology blog

We will no longer publish blog posts for the foreseeable future.

What we will post is, instead, descriptions of digitized repositories available on the DMMapp.

The reasoning behind this is that we want to attract users to little-known repositories that might contain incredible digitized manuscripts; maybe, for a reason or the other, their digitized repository is not optimized and is difficult to find via search engines. We want to make sure that they too get the attention they deserve.

These pages will follow a standardize template, and will not act as “reviews” of the repositories. The aim will be, rather, to inform the audience that the repository exists, what it contains, where it is, and – if the copyrights allow it – show some sample of the digitized material in an attempt to drive traffic towards it.

The previously published blogposts and pages will remain publicly available on blog.

Free Cultural Work

We are proud to continue publishing the blog’s content (but also the database used by the DMMapp) under a CC-BY license, which allows anyone to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Social Media

We have also chosen no longer publish on social media.

As some of you have noticed, the Sexy Codicology’s Twitter account no longer exists, and the Facebook page will also soon cease to be available. Links to such pages will also disappear from this website.

The reasoning behind this is that we do not have the resources (mainly: time) to keep the platforms monitored. This has resulted in, for example, users trying to contact us via these channels and not receiving a quick reply, or worse even, giving the felling that the project is dead while being very much alive!

The only channel that we want to keep open is our Patreon, as it is essential to cover the costs of the Sexy Codicology blog and the DMMapp.

In any case: no content made by us will be hidden behind a paywall.

Contact us

Should you have any questions or feedback, the easiest way to contact us is via our Contact Form.

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.