Abbey Library of St. Gallen manuscripts to go online

Gwynedd reports that "One of the oldest and most valuable collections of handwritten medieval books in the world, housed in the magnificent baroque halls of the library in this town's abbey (St. Gallen, Switzerland), is going online with the help of a US$1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."

The Codices Electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) will provide digital access to 144 medieval manuscripts, and can be searched by author, title, age, language or signature.