Italian Paleography


The main criteria we use as a basis for our transcription standards are authenticity and readability. We therefore decided to produce transcriptions that are as close to the original as possible, while modernizing some traits to make the documents more accessible to the contemporary user.

Here are quick guidelines:


For our metadata standards we have used MODS.

We used controlled vocabulary for Genre (Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials), Topic (Library of Congress Subject Headings) and Subject (Library of Congress Subject Headings).

Here you can download the XML template we used for our MODS metadata.