Mapping Manuscript Migrations

About this site

This website hosts the technical documentation for the Mapping Manuscript Migrations (MMM) project, including the MMM Data Model, Schema, and Data Transformation Pipeline. A SPARQL tutorial offers sample queries that can be modified according to researcher needs.

The MMM project mapped and transformed three separate datasets against the unified MMM data model: the The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, Bibale, and the Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries catalogue. Each dataset’s original structure and format impacted the development and implementation of the MMM data model.

Use the public portal to search and browse the unified MMM data, or visit our blog to learn more about the project.

You can also download the entire MMM dataset from Zenodo:

About MMM

Mapping Manuscript Migrations uses semantic technologies to unite records from three datasets: the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania, the Bibale database at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, and the Medieval Manuscripts Catalogue at the University of Oxford. This project is a partnership between four institutions, funded under Round 4 of the Trans-Atlantic Platform’s Digging into Data Challenge. Contributors include the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Bodleian Library and the Oxford e-Research Centre at the University of Oxford, the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, and the Semantic Computing Research Group at Aalto University, Helsinki.