Front cover image for כתיב : האוסף הבינלאומי של כתבי יד עבריים דיגיטליים = Ktiv : the international collection of digitized Hebrew manuscripts

כתיב : האוסף הבינלאומי של כתבי יד עבריים דיגיטליים = Ktiv : the international collection of digitized Hebrew manuscripts

Sifriyah ha-leʼumit (Israel) (Issuing body)
"The archive contains nearly 4.5 million images from 45,000 manuscripts -- slightly more than half of all known volumes. They include prayer books, biblical texts and commentary, philosophy, literature and scientific writings, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic and more. The database, called Ktiv, Hebrew for "written word, " is the culmination of a project conceived by Israel's founding prime minister David Ben Gurion. In 1950, Ben Gurion launched the initiative of ingathering Jewish texts scattered in libraries and collections around the world and bringing them to the fledgling state in the form of microfilms. The new database, a joint venture with the Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society, takes that endeavor into the 21st century, with multispectral and high-definition images and an internet search engine. The National Library partnered with some of the world's largest collections of Jewish manuscripts, including the British Library, Parma's Palatina Library and the Vatican Library, in an effort to bring all the known texts under one digital roof."--Washington Post, Aug. 2, 2017
Website, Multiple Languages, 2017
הספריה הלאומית, [Yerushalayim, 2017
Databases
1 online resource : color illustrations
1000312851
Database includes manuscripts written in Arabic, Aragonese, Aramaic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, Kuridsh, Ladino, Latin , Marathi, Persian, Polish, Provencal, Russian, Spanish, Syriac, Tajik, Tatar, Turkish, Yiddish
User interfaces in Hebrew and English