How software can help support philological research: learning from CoDato

Codices Vossiani Latini Online– CoDato is also a digitally innovative project. CoDato relies on the use of Nvivo, a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. The digitized images of the codices can be imported into Nvivo, where they will be read, provided with a set of specific metadata, also related to sources extracted from other archives and in different formats. CoDato also makes use of Nodegoat, a software for creating, managing, analysing and visualising datasets. It allows researchers to enrich data with relational, geographical and temporal attributes. Within Nodegoat the researcher is able to analyse codices as artifacts and to outline the spread of Latin texts in medieval and modern times