Digital Scholarship Specialist
Johns Hopkins University
In this presentation, we will examine how the technological developments of the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts (DLMM) are encouraging new kinds of research into the literature, art, and history of 14th and 15th-century France. Designed and implemented by the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University, the DLMM incorporates digitized images and research materials related to some of the most important literary figures of medieval Europe. Further to our demonstration of the technology behind the DLMM, at the December 2017 CNI meeting, this presentation will focus on the scholarly outcomes enabled by that technology, showing how we have bridged between programming and research considerations to further the aims of our user community. Drawing on feedback and accounts from our network of stakeholders, we will show how the incorporation of an IIIF viewer has engendered different ways of posing scholarly questions, potentially leading us to a deeper understanding of the culture of that era.