VisColl is a system for building models of the physical collation of manuscripts, and then visualizing them in various ways. The core of VisColl is the data model, which. The Collation Modeler and Collation Visualization are SIMS-developed implementations, and serve as proof of concept for the project. For more information on the VisColl web application, currently under development at the University of Toronto through the Digital Tools for Manuscript Study project, visit the website here.
We are currently working on VisColl version 2.0, which we expect to launch in Fall 2020. The version described in this site, except where otherwise indicted, refers to the current VisColl version 1.0.
The VisColl project is led by Dot Porter at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Alberto Campagnolo at VeDPH, Ca’ Foscari University Venice and the University of Udine, in collaboration with the University of Toronto Libraries and the Old Books New Science lab. Collaborators include Lynn Ransom, Doug Emery, Patrick Perkins, and Conal Tuohy.
VisColl is free and available for anyone to use. The code is hosted by the Kislak Center for Special Collections at the University of Pennsylvania on GitHub.
If you do use VisColl to build collation models or visualizations of manuscripts, please cite your use in the following format:
This visualization was created using VisColl (https://github.com/KislakCenter/VisColl) on [Date]
Thank you to the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries for the continued support for VisColl.