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Parker Library On the Web Manuscripts In the Historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Welcome to Parker 2.0!

The original Parker on the Web site launched in October of 2009 as one of the first full-library manuscript digitization projects. We learned a great deal from the first phase of the project: how people want to work with manuscripts online, what types of descriptive information are most used, how projects built in a silo without the ability to interoperate with other collections fail to provide our users the experience they really need, among other important lessons.

Since that time, the International Image Interoperability Framework and associated software solutions have allowed us to begin to envision a vast network of shared resources online for manuscript study. To take advantage of this tremendous community, we began work on Parker 2.0 in December 2013 - in part to fulfill a promise to our initial funders that we would migrate the project platform at least once in a ten-year period, and in part to re-think long-term use and sustainability for the fabulous Parker materials.

We believe that the changes that we have made to the site and to the content will allow much broader use and re-use of the Parker manuscript images. The site will be continually updated, and we encourage use of these materials in transcription and annotation projects and we hope that those projects will consider contributing information back to the site so that we can continually provide improvements in terms of manuscript descriptions, better search and discovery options, and an opportunity to highlight the use of these materials.

Acknowledgements

Many people have contributed to the multi-year effort that is represented by the Parker 2.0 site.

Corpus Christi College

  • Anne McLaughlin
  • Alex Devine
  • Carlotta Barranu
  • Steven Archer
  • Elizabeth Dumas
  • Gill Cannell
  • Christopher de Hamel

Stanford Libraries

  • Benjamin Albritton
  • Cathy Aster
  • Jack Reed
  • Jessie Keck
  • Camille Villa
  • Chris Beer
  • Rob Smith
  • Erin Fahy
  • Javier de la Rosa
  • Scott Bailey
  • Stu Snydman
  • Drew Winget
  • Darren Hardy
  • Mark Matienzo
  • Gary Geisler
  • Jennifer Vine
  • Arcadia Falcone
  • Christina Harlow
  • Tom Cramer
  • John Haeger
  • Gabrielle Karampelas
  • Mimi Calter
  • Mike Keller

The Parker 2.0 Consultative Group

Many thanks for the feedback and suggestions provided by the following group during the development phase of Parker 2.0:

  • Grace Allen
  • Carlotta Barranu
  • Stewart Brookes
  • Andrew Corrigan
  • Cristina Dondi
  • Claire Donovan
  • Georgia Henley
  • Karl Kinsella
  • Raphaële Mouren
  • Patricia O Connor
  • Suzanne Paul
  • Maciej Pawlikowski
  • Tuan Pham
  • Benjamin Pohl
  • Elaine Treharne
  • Tessa Webber

Additional Contributors

Improvements to the site and its functionality have continued since the official launch of Parker 2.0 in January of 2018. Our thanks to the following contributors for their work to make Parker on the Web the best it can be.

  • Julia Dallaway
  • Anamaría Guzman Borrero
  • Megan Webb