From InfoDocket to MPR, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) has been getting a lot of attention recently. And from the amount of work they’ve been doing its well warranted. Mostly, it’s due to their efforts to preserve materials that are in danger of disappearing. From Iraq to Timbuktu (Mali), HMML is working to preserve a wealth of original items.
In Mali, it’s Islamic religious texts. “By digitally preserving the manuscripts, HMML can provide a quality surrogate of the originals, and for the first time in the world’s history, give international researchers and scholars direct access to these rich collections.”