What's New in Papyrology

Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Papyrus Portal (Bonn, Giessen, Halle, Heidelberg, Jena Koeln, Leipzig, Trier, Wuerzburg

The 'Papyrus Portal' is a project that aims to provide the user with both the opportunity of an efficient and effective search of all digitized and electronically catalogued papyrus collections in Germany and an unified presentation of the search results with the most important information on the particular papyrus. This includes links to the local home databases in order to provide the user with more detailed data on each piece. The 'Papyrus Portal' equalizes the different information technologies of the original databases and presents the search results in a standard format. A standard to record the metadata has been established. The 'Papyrus Portal' is compatible to the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) and other meta-databases. Using the Open Source Software 'MyCoRe', and incorporating the experience from the 'Papyrus Project Halle-Jena-Leipzig', work on the 'Papyrus Portal' took place with the financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.