MACaP was first conceived of in early 2015. As part of the Digital Manuscript Toolkit initiative at the Bodleian Library, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project seeks to make use of the 140 Armenian manuscripts housed at the Bodleian Library in order to create a digital platform dedicated to educating those interested about Armenian manuscripts, their structure, script, and boundless variety.
In using IIIF-compatible digitised versions of selected folios from the Bodleian Armenian holdings, MACaP also provides a case study as concerns the use of digital manifest editing tools, the interactive display of digitised manuscript images for educational purposes, and image annotation, as well as an attempt at combining the study of century-old documents with modern technology and its possibilities.
To find out more about the story behind MACaP, go to Background. If you are interested in the whys and wherefores of MACaP being born digital, and why we still aim to publish a print version, read Digital & Print. To learn more about our aspirations and goals for MACaP, and what specifically we want to achieve, have a look at The Purpose of MACaP. Should you like know more about the researchers behind MACaP, go to Researchers.