Since 2013, e-codices has been integrated into the swissuniversities program "Scientific Information" in order to develop a network of digital services. As reported in the last newsletter, the swissuniversities program has approved our follow-up project „e-codices 2017-2020“ and has ensured financing through 2018.
Our application was submitted together with Basel University Library, the Bibliothèque de Genève, the Abbey Library of Saint Gall, the Burgerbibliothek of Berne and the Martin Bodmer Foundation. The sum to be awarded (CHF 1,226,717), together with in-kind contributions (CHF 1,592,483), will enable us to realize three project objectives: First, every year 160-200 new manuscripts will be published in digital form. Second, we will continue to develop the web application, e-codices v2.0, in order to make new contributions to the field, for example in the area of interoperability. Third and most importantly, we will work to ensure the sustainability of e-codices. It is our goal by 2020 at the latest to transfer e-codices as a consolidated operation to an institution that can guarantee its continuous ongoing development.