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William Noel to speak in 2009 Future of Libraries, Museums and Archives Series

Wgn2a Don't miss this interesting lecture on Monday:

William Noel
"Deciphering Archimedes Palimpsest and Creating Digital Manuscripts"
June 29, 2009
Quad, Ripley Center, Room 3111

live webcast

William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, will lecture on the conservation, imaging and scholarship of the Archimedes Palimpsest, a privately owned codex that has been revealed to contain unique texts not only of Archimedes of Syracuse, but also of Hyperides, an Athenian orator from the fourth century BC, and of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle’s categories. Dr. Noel will discuss the history of the book and the history of the project, its digital presentation on the web, and mention other manuscript imaging projects currently underway at the Walters Art Museum.

The Libraries joins with the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Smithsonian Office of the Chief Information Officer to present the first in a series of speakers in 2009 to address the Smithsonian Institution on the future of libraries, museums and archives in a digital world.

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