Manuscripts: Our focus includes manuscripts from late antiquity, the middle ages and early modernity.
Research Library: Publication of digital manuscripts follows the criteria of scholarly editing and is oriented chiefly towards a scholarly research audience.
Switzerland: e-codices publishes digital manuscripts from Switzerland on the internet.
Multilingualism: All static pages and basic metadata for all manuscripts are offered in three Swiss national languages (German, French, Italian) and English.
Quality Reproductions: We strive to achieve very high photographic quality according to the principles of scientific research photography.
Quality Metadata and Search Functions: Each manuscript is linked to basic metadata, which can be complemented by one or more scholarly manuscript descriptions. Collaboration with manuscript experts facilitates the creation of new manuscript descriptions.
Interoperability: We seek to create the most comprehensive network possible and to enable automated sharing of images and metadata using a variety of interfaces.
Manuscript Education: In order to raise public awareness of manuscripts and have them become a public good, our broad program introduces manuscripts to new and diverse interest groups, among them museums, schools, social networks, etc.
Open Access: All digital reproductions and metadata are freely accessible for non-commercial use.