METAscripta is the digitization and metadata project of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, Department of Special Collections, Saint Louis University. METAscripta uses innovative metadata methods for summary indexing, embedded image tagging, and controlled vocabulary crowdsourcing to support and encourage the study of the VFL microfilm collection of manuscripts from the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

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VFL microfilm: Vatican Film Library ca. 2016


Sarah White specializes in Greek manuscripts and works on BAV and other manuscripts for the Green Foundation

METAscripta project: microfilm processing


Microfilms are packed with color-coded cards to indicate where they are in the digitization process.

VFL Microfilm: Founders of the Vatican Film Library


Groundbreaking of Pius XII Library, 03 June 1956. Lowrie J. Daly is at the podium.

VFL microfilm: Vatican Film Library ca. 2016


The VFL reading room with Konica Minolta SL 1000 desktop scanners available for users.