From the website:
How we work
- EMEL leaders identify manuscripts (or other historical materials), which are inaccessible to scholars due to geographical, political, or technological barriers, and develop projects to make them digitally accessible for study.
- EMEL often leads projects from their start (grant writing) to their conclusion (publication); or we can provide specialized imaging services to an existing project.
- EMEL welcomes project proposals and often invites a scholar or scientist to serve as an external project director.
Values we offer
How we are organizedEMEL offers a unique organizational structure to ensure that the optimal technologies can be implemented at low costs in challenging environments.
If you look for EMEL’s offices, you won’t find them. EMEL staff and project personnel collaborate online and meet at project sites. Without office space and with a small permanent staff, EMEL is a flexible, dynamic organization with low overhead costs.
Since EMEL assembles a unique team of scientists and scholars for each project, we are not bound to a single technology, but identify the optimal technologies for each project.
In all of its projects, EMEL works to enhance the capabilities of the library or museum, which holds the originals, to facilitate scholarly access, and to educate the public about the sources for our common heritage and the efforts made to preserve and record them. EMEL is a non-profit research and service organization, which welcomes your support.