Vatican library to unveil pages online
April 13 , 2014
You'd require a scholarly application in addition to a trip to the Vatican in order to view the 82k manuscripts of the Vatican Apostolic Library. However, the library is now making the manuscripts available to the public for free.
Reports suggest that the online release is a project between Japanese and Italian experts. They'll use scanners intended for fragile documents and the entire process could take about four years. Moreover, the project is expected to cost $25M, which is being put forward by NTT DATA.
The library prefect said "it's a service that we provide all mankind."