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Re: VMs: Beinecke's email

Hi everyone,

At 14:16 15/04/2004 +0100, William Edmondson wrote:
They indicated to me that the scan would be at 400dpi, and 24 bit colour. You can see examples of other MS by going to http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/
and poking about there. MS404 is very colourful!

400dpi / 24bit colour should be nice. Even so, there are still plenty of small details which are disproportionately interesting, where 1200dpi scans might reveal the subtlest of details - what the various non-Voynichese marginalia really say, for example.

I think UV light is out, and any special requests ditto - they have to think of conservation. They also pointed out that not all pages may get scanned - if the conservator decides any are too fragile they will have to wait for full conservation (but this is not scheduled).

AIUI, some of the fold-out pages - in particular the nine rosette 'map' page - have become very fragile over time, and so (I would guess) may be unlikely to be part of this current scanning process. :-(

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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