Online manuscripts descriptions are provided in XML using the TEI manuscript description module This allows for detailed and structured descriptions of manuscripts that vary in construction, from simple complete copies of a single text made in a single operation to complex assemblies of works in various states of completeness bound together randomly at some later date for no conceivable reason beyond keeping them safe.

This format is used at Durham University Library for any medieval manuscript book, so Priory Library manuscript book catalogue entries form part of a larger group of description.

Example of TEI XML manuscript catalogue
Example of TEI XML manuscript catalogue