Posts Tagged ‘Vatican Library’

Vatican enlists bots to protect library from hackers

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ancient intellects are now being guarded by artificial intelligence following moves to protect one of the most extraordinary collections of historical manuscripts and documents in the world from cyber-attacks. The Vatican Apostolic Library, which holds 80,000 documents of immense importance and immeasurable value, including the oldest surviving copy of the Bible and drawings and writings Read more

Vatican Library introduces new and improved searchable website

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

While the Vatican Library remains closed to the greater public due to the coronavirus pandemic, its website has been complete retooled to make it more accessible and easier for scholars and amateur researchers to use. The library’s prefect, Msgr. Cesare Pasini told Vatican News that the revamped website,, was inaugurated on July 16 to Read more

Vatican library and European Space Agency work together

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Vatican library and European Space Agency may not be obvious bedfellows, but they’re working together to look after the Vatican archives. Over the past five years, the Vatican has been digitising its records. Many of these are very old. The system being used – known as “FITS”, which is short for flexible image transport Read more

Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online

Friday, December 6th, 2013

The Vatican Library and Oxford University’s Bodleian Library on Tuesday put the first of 1.5 million pages of their precious manuscripts online. The two libraries in 2012 announced a four-year project to digitize some of the most important works in their collections of Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and early printed books. The 2 million pound Read more