This page lists all the resources developed and maintained by Biblissima's founding partners: digital libraries of manuscripts and early printed books, various types of catalogues and scientific databases, specialised corpora and textual editions, as well as resources that can be found in the Biblissima toolkit.
A large part of the resources listed below are intended to be integrated into the Biblissima portal, a unified access point to medieval and renaissance written cultural heritage (VIII-XVIII c.).
Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes
The Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes programme gives access to cultural heritage documents and draws together several types of digital resources: facsimiles of works from the Renaissance that were digitised in France's Centre region or at partner institutions; Epistemon, a textual database that contains transcriptions in XML-TEI; as well as transcriptions and analyses of notarial minutes and manuscripts.
The Catalogues régionaux des incunables informatisés project seeks to digitise the Catalogues régionales des incunables in MARC-XML/TEI. The incunabula records will be published online as a free and interoperable catalogue that contains all the information of the CRI enriched with links to other online catalogues and digital facsimiles of incunabula.
La Croix du Maine and Antoine du Verdier's "Bibliothèques françoises"
Gallica and Google Books have both published digitised versions of the Bibliothèques françoises (1773), which was first published in 1584 and has since become an important tool for researchers. A TEI transcription of this first bibliography of French-language authors will replace the existing OCR-processed version of the text, which is completely unusable in its current state.
Rabelais FORSE Project
The FOnds Rabelais et ses Sources En ligne project (Rabelais's Collection and its Sources Online) has several aims: reconstructing Rabelais's library, editing a small corpus of his correspondence, and digitising books that Rabelais once owned and annotated. The manuscript of his Cinquième livre will also be made available online.