The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL)

Some relevant news from Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, at New York University:

Quote 1:

The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL) is an initiative of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World(ISAW) at New York University. AWDL will identify, collect, curate, and provide access to a broad range of scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world.

With NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS), AWDL is developing mechanisms to digitize, preserve, and host digitized print and born-digital scholarly content. We are actively soliciting partnershipswith publishers, scholarly societies, organizations, and individuals who hold the rights to scholarly content as we expand our collection.

For additional information related to AWDL, DLTS, or other ISAW digital initiatives, please subscribe to theISAW Library Blog and/or contact David M. Ratzan, Head Librarian, ISAW.”

Quote 2:

“The ISAW Library is a full-service, non-circulating library of approximately 40,000 volumes related to the history, language, literature, and material culture of the ancient world from the Mediterranean to China. Our collections are searchable via Bobcat, the catalog of print and electronic resources of NYU Libraries.”

Quote 3:

“The ISAW Library and NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) are pleased to announce that they have partnered with the American Society of Papyrologists (ASP) to digitize and publish American Studies in Papyrology, the ASP’s scholarly monographic series, on the Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL). An initial selection of fifteen volumes were published this week, with more volumes to follow later this year.

Each digital object published on AWDL has a unique, persistent URL, may be downloaded as a PDF, and has been cataloged with high-quality MARC records, so that it is discoverable from both Bobcat (NYU’s Library catalog) and WorldCat. The current ASP volumes have already been linked to the authoritative online checklist of editions maintained on, thanks to the team at the Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3).”


Author: TorreyS


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