Whitney Trettien

Assistant Professor of English 

Liza Daly

Staff Engineer, Democratic National Committee

Project Start Date: 
January, 2018

Manicule is a standalone React/Redux web application for presenting unique printed books and manuscripts in digital facsimile. It allows editors to:

  • build guided tours through a book’s distinguishing features
  • annotate the edges of interesting pages with extra information
  • categorize and color-code each page in the facsimile, giving a bird’s-eye view of a book’s main elements
  • and visualize the book’s structure

View a demo  Manicule was built and designed by Liza Daly and Whitney Trettien with support from the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. Version 1.0 was released in October 2018. The source code is available for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Download it. Instructions for installing, building, and deploying the app are available in and at the Github repository.