About eTK/eVK2 Project
The addition of the eTK/eVK2 collections into IndexCat was a collaborative project between the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that funded the loading of the data into its IndexCat database and hosts the collections at its website: https://indexcat.nlm.nih.gov.
Support for eTK and eVK2 has been provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities, The University of Missouri Research Board, The University of Missouri-Kansas City Research Council, The National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division (National Institutes of Health), The University of Missouri-Kansas City Information Services, and The Medieval Academy of America.
The creation of the electronic Thorndike and Kibre (eTK) began in 1997 when the printed information in the Lynn Thorndike and Pearl Kibre A Catalogue of Incipits of Mediaeval Scientific Writings in Latin (TK) was converted to a flat-file database reorganized by manuscript witnesses to texts. The project was funded through various research grants from the University of Missouri Research Board and University of Missouri-Kansas City Research Council.
Begun in 1985, the Scientific and Medical Writings in Old and Middle English: an Electronic Reference (eVK) by Linda Ehrsam Voigts and Patricia Deery Kurtz, was produced in 2000 in CD-ROM format as a companion to TK to assist in locating manuscript witnesses to English vernacular medical and scientific texts. With funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities and support by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, information was recorded on texts surviving in nearly 2,000 manuscripts held in libraries and private collections in fifteen countries. The University of Michigan Press provided the expertise for the design of an eVK search engine. eVK2 consists of revised and expanded datasets from 2010.
Linda Ehrsam Voigts, Curators' Professor of English Emerita, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Project Consultants —
Patricia Deery Kurtz, Independent Scholar
Luke Demaitre, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities
Klaus-Dietrich Fischer, Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
James Grant, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Information Systems
Walton O. Schalick, III, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
The National Endowment for the Humanities
University of Missouri Research Board
University of Missouri-Kansas City Research Council
University of Missouri-Kansas City Information Services
Medieval Academy of America
National Library of Medicine
History of Medicine Division
Elizabeth Fee, Ph.D.
Lillian R. Kozuma, retired
Jeffrey Reznick, Ph.D.
Office of Computer and Communication Systems
Public Services Division