Times of Israel: Crowdsourced online database traces the global footsteps of Jewish texts

Times of Israel: Crowdsourced online database traces the global footsteps of Jewish texts. “The crowd-sourced project, entitled ‘Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place,’ aims to create a database of handwritten inscriptions, censors’ stamps, book plates, annotations, and other marks in old books. The project examines everything besides the actual text in order to trace the life of a book from one owner and location to the next, explained Michelle Chesner, librarian for Jewish studies at Columbia and co-director of the project.”