The Beginning

In the beginning, I posted to my professional blog: Oxford Bibliographies Online: More Rant Than Review.  It included the following:

So here’s my heresy – why couldn’t annotated bibliographies for subjects be written by faculty (or librarians, or even graduate students writing PhDs who spend years on literature reviews) and hosted in a freely accessible manner on the web – say, as part of Perseus, for example?  Or a specially-created Classics Annotated Bibliography Wiki?  Or a university or library web site?  Or even – horrors – added into existing Wikipedia entries on the topic!

Chuck Jones replied in comments, “Shall we take the bull by the horns and set up a Classics Annotated Bibliography Wiki?”

And then we corresponded by email and decided to do it.  This blog is for the purpose of generating your (yes, you, dear reader!) interest and hashing out both practical and abstract questions about the purpose, scope, and setup of such a wiki.  Please join the conversation!

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Former PhD student in classical archaeology, now a librarian. Seeing Classics in a different way!
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6 Responses to The Beginning

  1. Wieland says:

    I have the most complete bibliography on Papyrus Egerton 2 online:

    I also have a bibliography on Bernhard Weiss here:

    But both are not annotated.

  2. kalyan97 says: See this portal for online e-texts related to Hindu civilization.

  3. Fred Limp says:

    Might I suggest that your bibilography take advantage of the Zotero library structure/system. You can host these on you own system – if you don’t want to use Zotero’s servers. In this format they can be annotated but, more significantly, can easily be downloaded to an individual’s system and used to automatically create citations, bibliographies in multiple formats, etc. I assume most readers are familiar with Zotero but if not you can go to

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