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Monday, December 30, 2013

APA/AIA 2014 : Getting Started with Digital Classics


In January we will present a paper at the annual APA/AIA meeting, on a panel organized by the Digital Classics Association: Getting Started with Digital Classics. Here’s a draft of what we’ll say.
After Integrating Digital Papyrology [Baumann, Cayless, Sosin]
Duke University recently completed a multi-year project called Integrating Digital Papyrology, or IDP, under generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Under IDP we in effect did three things. One, we united the the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri or DDbDP (a repository of editions of papyrological documents), the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens, or HGV (a database of scholarly information about those documents: date, findspot, bibliography, etc.), the Advanced Papyrological Information System, or APIS, (a repository of digital images and catalog records of papyri held in institutional collections), and the Bibliographie Papyrologique, or BP (a quarterly scientific bibliography of the discipline); all under a common technical standard (EpiDoc, TEI XML), and all searchable under a fairly intuitive interface. Two, we built a platform for open and transparent, peer-reviewed, version-controlled, community-based, scholarly curation of all of these disciplinary resources. None of them is a black box any longer. Three, we published all of our data and code under open licenses. We give it away.

The rest HERE

(With thanks to David Meadows for the link)