Since 2005 e-codices has been digitizing manuscripts from all regions of Switzerland. During the first two years of the project, as a result of a joint pilot project with the Abbey Library of St. Gall, 130 manuscripts from the Abbey Library were published online on the CESG (Codices electronici Sangalleses) website. Thanks to generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (New York), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (Monaco), e-lib – Swiss electronic library, and numerous other funding sources, e-codices has been able to expand to include manuscripts from all over Switzerland. As the “Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland” e-codices offers free online access to medieval and early modern manuscripts from public and church-owned collections as well as from numerous private collections. From 2013 to 2020, e-codices was part of swissuniversities' national program “Scientific information” for the establishment of digital infrastructure.
e-codices was an initiative of Prof. tit. Dr. Christoph Flüeler, then Professor for Manuscript Studies and Medieval Latin and member of the Medieval Institute at the University of Fribourg.
|2004||CESG||Numerous Swiss foundations, including the Paul Schiller Stiftung, the UBS Kulturstiftung, the Ernst Göhner Stiftung|
|2005||Pilot Project - CESG (Digital Abbey Library of Saint Gall, 2005-2006)||62||1|
|2006||e-codices Pre-project (2006-2007)||139||6|
|2008||e-codices||363||16||Support from foreign foundations such as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2008-2013) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2010 and 2011/2) and other Swiss foundations|
Part of the P-2 "Wissenschaftliche Information" program of swissuniversities (2013-2016, 2017-2018)
Support of Fragmentarium by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2015-2018), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (2015-2017), the Zeno-Karl-Schindler Foundation (2016-2018)
|2015||Fragmentarium (project associated of e-codices)||1'458||63|