On October 22nd CLIR and Tufts University’s Infrastructure for Humanities Scholarship project announced that it is seeking public comment on a literature review that identifies existing services, resources, and needs in the field of classics. The report, Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists, was produced by Alison Babeu of the Perseus Project at Tufts University and is intended to inform planning for the next phase of work: description of an infrastructure to support digital classics and related fields of research. (The report is a large pdf file, please allow time for it to download).
That report (on p. 11 ff.) cites the following open access bibliographies and bibliographical projects:
- L’Année Philologique (APh) [Not open access, but cited in the report]
- Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
- Checklist of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets
- DAPHNE (Data in Archaeology, Prehistory and History on the Net)
- GNOMON ONLINE
- KIRKE (Katalog der Internetressourcen für die Klassische Philologie)
- LATO (Library of Ancient Texts Online)
- LDAB (Leuven Database of Ancient Books)
- Pinax Online
- Propylaeum: A Virtual Library of Classical Studies
- The Traditio Classicorum
Are there others you would have chosen to include? Comment here or to Kathlin Smith (ksmithatclirdotorg) by December 1, 2010.
APh doesn’t seem to be open access. It is asking me for a user name and password.
By the way, thanks for this valuable service!
That’s correct James. APh is licensed for a fee. In fact the report cites it without an URL, so I supplied one. I’ll gloss the entry to make this clear.
An Egyptologist colleague of mine and I have already compiled a list of some on-line open Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptological bibliographies on our ANE – Egyptologist blog called Agyagtábla, papirusz (Clay tablet, papyrus):
Scroll down to “Bibliográfiák” in the right-hand column. I hope some of them will be interesting for you,
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The Bibliografía Mesoamericana provides a comprehensive and continually updated bibliographic dataset of the published literature pertaining to the anthropology of Mesoamerica.
Content includes archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, art history, linguistics, physical anthropology, and other related disciplines.
This site also includes other amazing resources, such as the collection of Justin Kerr, who has meticulously photographed painted cylindrical vases with a technique that gives a complete “roll-out” view without distortions.
Thank you, Dr. Miner. While the scope of this project does not extend to the Americas, I congratulate you on the extensive site you have!