Scrineum, an on line initiative that is currently managed by a group of scholars of diplomatics, paleography and codicology teaching in several Italian universities, was established in Autumn of 1999. 

Scrineum, experimenting the various opportunities offered by new digital technologies, aims to gradually set up an ensemble of texts, materials and tools, offering a vivid picture of methods, practices and subjects around which the disciplines concerning the History of book and of documentation in Middle Ages have strengthened. In 2003 the initiative was enriched by the foundation of Scrineum Rivista, that since 2008 makes use of an international Referee Board.

Scrineum has been published since 2003 by Firenze University Press.