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The ReadMe! self-help practice tool for palaeography receives further funding

Thursday 14 April 2016

We are pleased to announce that the ReadMe! paleography teaching tool has received additional funding for further development from the University of St Andrews Teaching and Learning Committee.

Screenshot from the ReadMe! paleography teaching tool

The ReadMe! tool makes unique use of the University Library's own holdings for online learning, extending the engagement that students have with our manuscripts - allowing them to see the originals 'in the flesh' and to then work on them digitally at home.‌

The tool was created last year as a collaboration between Rachel Hart (Keeper of Manuscripts and Muniments), Dr Margaret Connolly (School of English) and Dr Alan Miller (School of Computer Science). It was used successfully for the teaching of paleography within the University, and will now be developed for use on additional School of English modules and made re-usable in other contexts.

A sample from'Regiam Maiestatem', used in the ReadMe tool - ref. no. msKF51.R4