The University of Kentucky and the Litchfield Cathedral have formed a partnership to digitally preserve and study the fragile 8th century St Chad Gospels. The video below explains some aspects of the project. A more complete discussion of the project can be found at the link below from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Jennifer Howard (5 Dec 2010) 21st-Century Imaging Helps Scholars Reveal Rare 8th-Century Manuscript. The Chronicle of Higher Education.