|knowledgebase : online library : overview & usage|
Welcome to AEMMA's Online Library.
|1. Registering with AEMMA and receive your Online Library e-card
Due to the recurring high cost of supporting the Online Library in terms of bandwidth consumption as a result of numerous downloads worldwide of the material found in this online library, the Academy requests that users external to the Academy wishing to gain access to the online library, submit a small annual registration fee as indicated on the registration form. The collection of this fee from external users will allow the Academy to recoup the bandwidth consumption costs and thus ensure that the online library remains accessible to practitioners and researchers external to the Academy. Surplus funds accumulated will be allocated to the digitization of new microfilms acquisitions in the possession of AEMMA. However, the treatises by Fiore dei Liberi, George Silver and Ridolfo Capo Ferro do not fall under this plan and are accessible to all as this material forms the core sources for the AEMMA recruit training program.
In order to obtain your Online Library e-card, click here which will pop-up a window containing instructions for registering. Note: If your browser has pop-ups disabled, you will not see the registration window. If you cannot enable pop-ups for www.aemma.org in your browser, then click here.
In the meantime, if you wish to send us your comments, or your interest in obtaining a library e-card, feel free to email AEMMA by clicking
|2. Navigating the Online Library
The library has been partitioned into 8 segments. Each segment representing a particular century or groups of centuries. There are two approaches to navigating the library, the first is to use century buttons below which are visible on each page of each segment. When you are in a particular period, the button will remain an orange colour in order to provide a visual cue as to where you are. The second approach is to employ the pull-down menu from the navigation bar across the top of the window.
Click on any one of the buttons above to begin your navigating through the online library
3. The Table Listings of the Online Manuscripts
|The third column is comprised of two rows, the first entitled Author, Title - Source is self-explanatory. The source link, if known will be clearly evident and will take you to the URL of the original source of the material. This row is highlighted with a light grey colour in order to distinguish it from the second row in this column. The second row entitled Citation - Description includes the library's/museum's reference or citation identifiers for the material. The description is a highlight of the contents of the material. It may also include additional information on other links that are relevant to the material of interest.|
|Sample Image||Special Links||Author, Year, "Title" - Source|
|Peter von Danzig, 1452, "untitled" Bibliotheca dell'Academica Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana|
|4. Audio Files
Some of the online manuscripts have an audio component indicated by the speaker icon situated next to the country flag on the library listings. Internal to the manuscript, any text that has an audio component is also identified with the speaker icon. To hear the text verbally, click on the speaker icon in the page displayed.
|5. Copyright © Information
The images are available online for scientific and academic research purposes only and remain the property of the sources. AEMMA does not assume any copyright for the historical manuscripts, treatises, German fechtbücher and Italian libri presented. The copyright is held by the originating sources. Any desire to use the images for commercial publications, or for profit, or copied is strictly prohibited. If publications require images from this library, explicit permission from the sources must be obtained. The relevant sources and contacts are provided in the presentation of the material.