Current Process at the Venice State Archive

While the Venice State Archive allows scholars and experts to examine documents from the early time periods, the method is somewhat flawed. There is no efficient way to determine what information lies within a certain manuscript without manually searching page by page. Additionally, the manuscripts are not permitted to leave the study room in the Archive. This limits access for the historians that wish to utilize the information. They must be physically present in the Archive in order to access and study the manuscripts, creating an inconvenience during their research. Also, all of the information collected by a historian is strictly for his own personal use. There is no easy way to document his transcriptions for future. This means that many of the same documents are read and reread, transcribed and retranscribed, translated and retranslated.

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