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Institute for Renaissance Studies and Signum (The Center for Computer Research in the Humanities of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa):
BIVIO: BIBLIOTECA VIRTUALE ON-LINE
"Born in 2002 from the collaboration between the Institute for Renaissance Studies and Signum (The Center for Computer Research in the Humanities of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa), and in collaboration with the Ministero per le Attività Culturali-Direzione Generale per i Beni Librari e gli Istituti Culturali, this project now boasts the participation of Harvard University's Department of History. The idea is to orient historical, philosophical, historico-artistic, and philological research with the creation of a digital library offering rare texts in their most significant editions and translations. Texts can be consulted with software that allows multi-level searches, from the simplest to the most sophisticated (frequency and sequence of words, links between text and image). Deriving from reflection on Renaissance culture's basic contours, which are to be illustrated and clarified through an offering of selected texts, the project exploits aids and tools (e.g., a repertory of quotations and illustrations) that will lead to a deeper understanding of this historical period.
The library organizes texts by author and title in the "Authors" section, and by thematic affinities in the "Suggested Readings" section. Moreover, in both sections one or more texts may be queried while selecting preferences.."