British Library Digitised Manuscripts

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From the manuscripts portal (accessed 2019-09-23):

Almost 900 Greek manuscripts and some of the most important papyri, ranging in date from the first to the 18th centuries, are now included in the Digitised Manuscripts site. The first two phases of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project were generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the third phase was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Sam Fogg, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust, and the Friends of the British Library. A guide to the Greek Manuscripts collections, including articles, videos and collection highlights, is available here.

Further, on the Hebrew manuscript collection (accessed 2019-09-23):

The British Library’s Hebrew manuscripts collection is one of the finest and most important in the world. The collection is a vivid testimony of the creativity and intense scribal activities of Eastern and Western Jewish communities for over 1,000 years. Thanks to a major grant from The Polonsky Foundation and support from funders including the American Trust for the British Library, the Ruth and Jack Lunzer Charitable Trust, the Edith and Ferdinand Porjes Charitable Trust, the Shoresh Charitable Trust, the Maurice Wohl Charitable Trust, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, and an anonymous funder, we have created The Polonsky Foundation Catalogue of Digitised Hebrew Manuscripts, a major project to conserve, catalogue and digitise 1,300 manuscripts from the collection. A second digitisation phase, aimed at digitising an additional 1250 Hebrew Manuscripts from the collection, is an international collaboration with the National Library of Israel and the Friedberg Jewish Manuscripts Society.

Earlier announcement from the BL website (accessed 2010-10-12):

The Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, was a pilot project devoted to the full digitisation of 284 Greek manuscripts. The digitised manuscripts, together with summary catalogue descriptions, are now available at the Digitised Manuscripts section of the British Library's website. The project helped us develop policies and workflows, and acquire skills and experience, that can be applied to the mass-digitisation of all the British Library's pre-1600 manuscripts.