For many years, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library has been working with the National Library of Israel’s Manuscripts Department to include our digitized Hebrew manuscripts in KTIV, the International Database of Hebrew Manuscripts. In the 1970s, Columbia Libraries created microfilms for about 700 of the Judaica manuscripts in its collection as part of a joint project with the Institute for Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts (IMHM), which is now a part of the National Library of Israel. KTIV is the 21st century version of IMHM, and it provides access to nearly 85% of the world’s known Hebrew manuscripts. At present, there are 1547 records for digitized manuscripts from Columbia’s collections in KTIV.
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