Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Open access books and articles on Mesopotamian mathematics by Christine Proust

Christine PROUST, équipe REHSEIS, Unité SPHERE (CNRS, Université Diderot Paris 7)

Books

[2007] Tablettes mathématiques de Nippur. Varia Anatolica, diffusion De Boccard, Istanbul .
Livre complet en français
Photos (CDLI)
Review Duncan J. Melville (2008), Aestimatio 5: 23-33.

[2008] (avec la collaboration de Manfred Krebernik et Joachim Oelsner) Tablettes mathématiques de la collection Hilprecht. Texte und Materialen der Frau Professor Hilprecht Collection vol. 8, Harrassowitz Verlag, Leipzig.
Preprint (texte seulement)
Photos (CDLI)

Articles
[2000] La multiplication babylonienne : la part non écrite du calcul, Revue d’histoire des mathématiques 6, Société Mathématique de France, p. 1001-1011.
Article en français
Résumé en français et en anglais
Review Jens Hoyrup (2002), Mathematical Reviews on the Web, MR1858598 (2002i:01004)

[2002] Numération centésimale de position à Mari, Florilegium Marianum VI, p. 513-516.
Preprint en français

[2005] A propos d'un prisme du Louvre: aspects de l'enseignement des mathématiques en Mésopotamie. SCIAMVS 6, p. 3-32.
Article en français.
Planches et photos

[2008] Les listes et tables métrologiques, entre mathématiques et lexicographie, dans Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale held at the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005. Lexicography, Philology, and Textual Studies eds. Robert Biggs, Jennie Myers & Martha Roth, Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale held at the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005. Lexicography, Philology, and Textual Studies Studies , Ancient Oriental Civilization 62, Chicago, pp. 137-153.
Article en français.
Livre complet

[2008] Les mathématiques, dans P. Bordreuil, F. Briquel-Chatonnet & C. Michel (éd.), Les Débuts de l'Histoire, Editions La Martinière, p. 285-289.
Article en français.

[2008] Quantifier et calculer: usages des nombres à Nippur, Revue d’Histoire des Mathématiques 14, Société Mathématique de France, p. 1-47.
Preprint en français

[2009] Numerical and metrological graphemes: from cuneiform to transliteration, Cuneiform Digital Library Journal 2009:1

Web Pages
[2006] Chronologie des mathématiques en Mésopotamie CultureMATH (ENS Ulm / DGESCO).
[2006] Les numérations anciennes CultureMATH (ENS Ulm / DGESCO)
[2005] Le calcul sexagésimal en Mésopotamie, CultureMATH (ENS Ulm / DGESCO).


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Oriental Institute Open Access Publications in 2009

The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago is a leader in open access publishing of scholarly work on the Ancient World. In 2009 they published some 114 titles online, many of which are long out of print, rare, and hard to find. These are listed below in the order in which they appeared online, earliest at the top. The Electronic Publications Initiative of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago outlines the forward thinking policies which guide this effort.

For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see AWOL - The Ancient World Online - 2: The Oriental Institute Electronic Publications Initiative. All told, nearly two hundred fifty volumes are now accessible.

Newly Published in 2009: Print + Digital Publications
[5 titles]

Newly Published in 2009: Born Digital Publications

[3 titles]

Republished online in 2009

[106 titles]

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Four Additional Open Access Journals: classical Philology

Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (ALMA): Bulletin Du Cange (ältere Jahrgänge)
Philological Quarterly (-1938)
La Revue Latine: Journal de Litterature Comparée
Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

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Thirty-Five Additional Open Access Archaeology Journals

  1. Boletín do Museo Provincial de Lugo
  2. Boletín Museo de Arqueología y Antropología
  3. British Archaeology
  4. Bulletin Archéologique de l' Association Bretonne
  5. Bulletin de la Société d' Archéologie et d' Histoire de la Moselle
  6. Bulletin de la Société Historique et Archéologique du Périgord (Ältere Jahrgänge)
  7. Bulletin & Mémoires de la Société Archéologique et Historique de l'Arrondissement de Pontoise et du Vexin
  8. Bulletin Mensuel de la Société d'Archéologie Lorraine et du Musée Historique Lorrain
  9. Bulletins et Mémoires / Société Archéologique et Historique de la Charente (Älterer Jahrgang)
  10. CAPA: Cadernos de Arqueoloxía e Patrimonio
  11. CBA Research Reports
  12. Ciudad Virtual de Antropologia y Arqueologia
  13. Cronica cercetărilor arheologice din România, 1983 - 2010. Rapoarte preliminare de cercetare arheologică
  14. Cyberarqueólogo Português
  15. Faykag: Revista Canaria de Arqueologia
  16. Histara - Les Comptes Rendus
  17. Instrumentum: Bulletin du Groupe de Travail Européen sur l'Artisanat et les Productions Manufacturées dans l'Antiquité
  18. IOUDAIOS Review
  19. Jahr-Buch der Gesellschaft für Lothringische Geschichte und Altertumskunde / Annuaire de la Societe d´Histoire et d´ Archeologie Lorraine
  20. Living Past: A Challenge for a Better Archaeology
  21. Mémoires de la Société d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de la Moselle
  22. Mémoires de la Société d'Archéologie Lorraine
  23. Pays Lorrain, Le: Journal de la Société d'Archéologie Lorraine et du Musée Historique Lorrain (Ältere Jahrgänge)
  24. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  25. Recueil de Documents sur l´ Histoire de Lorraine
  26. Revista Atlántica-Mediterránea de Prehistoria y Arqueología Social
  27. Revista de Estudios Ibéricos (REIb)
  28. Revista Portuguesa de Arqueologia
  29. Revue d' Archéologie Générale
  30. Revue Historique et Archéologique du Maine (Ältere Jahrgänge)
  31. Société Archéologique de Bordeaux (Ältere Jahrgänge)
  32. Trabalhos de Arqueologia da E.A.M.
  33. Vegueta: Anuario de la Facultad de Geografia e Historia
  34. Vita Antiqua
  35. Vostocnoevropejskij Archeologiceskij Zurnal = East-European Archaeological Journal
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Open Access Journal: Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions

Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions
Fondée en 1956 sous l’égide du CNRS, Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions est désormais publiée par les Éditions de l’EHESS.

La revue s’assigne trois objectifs :

- promouvoir une perspective comparative, élargie à toutes les religions, et à toutes les aires culturelles ;

- favoriser une coopération de toutes les sciences sociales aux fins d’éclairer les facettes multiples du phénomène religieux;

- accueillir l’exposé des réflexions méthodologiques et théoriques sur les objets de la recherche.

L’effervescence de l’actualité religieuse et la globalisation des formes de religiosité conduisent plus que jamais les sciences sociales à interroger leurs frontières disciplinaires et à mettre à l’épreuve leurs paradigmes du fait religieux.

Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions publie alternativement des numéros thématiques et des synthèses bibliographiques. Elle accueille – en français, en anglais, et en espagnol – des articles témoignant des recherches les plus avancées en ce domaine, en France et à l’étranger.

Numéros thématiques
Résumés
147 (2009)
146 (2009)
145 (2009)
143 (2008)
141 (2008)
139 (2007)

Texte intégral
136 (2006)
135 (2006)
133 (2006)
130 (2005)
129 (2005)
127 (2004)
125 (2004)
121 (2003)
117 (2002)
115 (2001)
112 (2000)
109 (2000)

Varia et bibliographies
Résumés
144 (2008)
142 (2008)
140 (2007)
138 (2007)
137 (2007)

Texte intégral
134 (2006)
131-132 (2005)
128 (2004)
126 (2004)
124 (2003)
123 (2003)
122 (2003)
120 (2002)
119 (2002)
118 (2002)
116 (2001)
114 (2001)
113 (2001)
111 (2000)
110 (2000)

Bulletin bibliographique
Texte intégral
148 (2009)

Texte intégral sur Persée - no 1 à 108
1990-1999
1980-1989
1970-1979
1960-1969
1956-1959

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Friday, January 22, 2010

JSTOR in WorldCat.org

OCLC issued this news release last week:

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 15 January 2010—Authenticated scholars and researchers with online access to full-text content in JSTOR can now locate and connect to articles through WorldCat.org.

Over 4.5 million JSTOR article-level records from more than 1,000 journals, selected monographs, and other scholarly content are now indexed in WorldCat.org, the Web destination for discovery of materials in libraries worldwide. JSTOR records are delivered in WorldCat.org search results. Scholars and researchers using WorldCat.org can now identify content in JSTOR and connect to the full-text using the authorization provided by their library.

“JSTOR is invaluable for researchers and scholars around the world,” said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. “OCLC is honored to partner with JSTOR in this endeavor, which will significantly increase the visibility and availability of these digital resources via the Internet. This is an important advance for the international scholarly community.”

WorldCat.org is a Web destination with search and social networking features that allow information seekers to discover, localize, and personalize content from local collections and those of more than 10,000 WorldCat libraries worldwide. WorldCat.org indexing of JSTOR metadata helps researchers easily identify resources in the collection alongside other materials relevant to their work. An authorization is required for access to full-text materials in JSTOR.

“Users want to access important scholarly content in myriad ways,” said Michael Spinella, JSTOR Managing Director. “Millions of WorldCat.org users around the world will now be able to locate the content in JSTOR licensed by their libraries quickly and easily. This is a fantastic development that we believe will serve OCLC member libraries and their communities well.”

WorldCat is the world’s largest database of bibliographic information built continuously by libraries around the world since 1971. Each record in the WorldCat database contains a bibliographic description of a single item or work and a list of institutions that hold the item. The institutions share these records, using them to create local catalogs, arrange interlibrary loans and conduct reference work.

There are now more than 165 million records in WorldCat spanning five millennia of recorded knowledge. Like the knowledge it describes, WorldCat grows steadily. Every second, OCLC and its member libraries add seven records to WorldCat.

About JSTOR

JSTOR is a preservation archive and research platform for the academic community. Through JSTOR, faculty, researchers, and students are able to discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals, as well as conference proceedings, monographs, and other scholarly content. More than 6,000 libraries and cultural heritage institutions and hundreds of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly literature participate in and support JSTOR. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to advance scholarship and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA also includes two additional services—Ithaka S+R and Portico.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 112 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web.


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

One Off Journal Issues: Traitement automatique des langues et langues anciennes

Occasionally issues of journals where one might not normally think to look produce thematic issues of interest. Availability online makes them much more discoverable. A case in point:

Traitement automatique des langues et langues anciennes

Traitement Automatique des Langues 2009 Volume 50 Numéro 2

Direction : Joseph Denooz, Serge Rosmorduc

Sommaire :



Other one off journals in AWOL are here, here, here, here, here, here, here

Open Access Journal: Cahier des thèmes transversaux ArScAn

Cahier des thèmes transversaux ArScAn
L’organisation en huit thèmes transversaux constitue une des originalités scientifiques de l’UMR 7041 ArScAn. Élaborés collectivement, évolutifs, ces thèmes structurent un travail commun au-delà des frontières chronologiques ou géographiques propres aux programmes de recherche de chacune des équipes. Lieux de rencontre des membres de l’UMR, les thèmes sont ouverts à tous. Tout chercheur peut y trouver matière à réflexion, parce que ces thèmes couvrent des champs transversaux de l’archéologie, largement ouverts sur l’ensemble des sciences humaines. La richesse des réponses permet l’interaction des traditions de recherche et la dimension pluridisciplinaire des groupes de travail. Leur particularité réside dans la conduite du débat et de la confrontation d’idées sur les faits, ce qui met en évidence le caractère polysémique des questions traitées.
Dans cet esprit, des séminaires sont organisés à l’initiative de plusieurs thèmes traitant de champs communs, alors examinés sous des angles différents. Par ailleurs, plusieurs thèmes sont associés à des séminaires de DEA, alliant la volonté d’un partage de connaissances et le souci d’une formation de haut niveau des étudiants par la possibilité de participer directement aux raisonnements et à l’élaboration de données nouvelles. L’état d’avancement des travaux est publié annuellement dans Les Cahiers des thèmes transversaux déposés à la Bibliothèque de la Maison René Ginouvès et consultables sur Internet.

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Open Access Journal: Dacia Magazin

Dacia Magazin

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Open Access Journal: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte / Romanistische Abteilung

Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte / Romanistische Abteilung


Bd. 1 = 14 (1880)
Bd. 2 = 15
Bd. 3 = 16
Bd. 4 = 17
Bd. 5 = 18
Bd. 6 = 19
Bd. 7 = 20
Bd. 8 = 21
Bd. 9 = 22
Bd. 10 = 23
Bd. 11 = 24
Bd. 12 = 25
Bd. 13 = 26
Bd. 14 = 27
Bd. 15 = 28
Bd. 16 = 29
Bd. 17 = 30
Bd. 18 = 31
Bd. 19 = 32
Bd. 20 = 33
Bd. 21 = 34
Bd. 22 = 35
Bd. 23 = 36
Bd. 24 = 37
Bd. 25 = 38
Bd. 26 = 39
Bd. 27 = 40
Bd. 28 = 41
Bd. 29 = 42
Bd. 30 = 43
Bd. 31 = 44
Bd. 32 = 45
Bd. 33 = 46
Bd. 34 = 47
Bd. 35 = 48
Bd. 36 = 49
Bd. 37 = 50
Bd. 38 = 51
Bd. 39 = 52
Bd. 40 = 53 (1919)
Generalreg. 1/50 (1932)

Open Access Journal: Jahrbücher für historische und dogmatische Bearbeitung des römischen Rechts

Jahrbücher für historische und dogmatische Bearbeitung des römischen Rechts
Bd. 1 (1841)
Bd. 2 (1843)
Bd. 3 (1844)

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AWOL administrative note

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Assistance needed to understand the needs and requirements of a digital library of Arabic manuscripts

Sulieman Alshuhri is a Ph.D student at University of Strathclyde in the department of Computer and information Science. He is conducting research towards the establishment of a digital library of Arabic manuscripts. He is the author of the Arabic Digital Library blog.

In aid of his research he is asking for assistance:

Dear participant,

I am glad to invite you to participate in this questionnaire to discover the needs and requirements of a digital library of Arabic manuscripts of Arabic manuscriptologists and those who have a related interest in this field (e.g. librarians, information specialist).
English online questionnaire is available on one of the following URLs:
Or

Arabic online questionnaire is available on one of the following URLs:
http://bit.ly/3ZaHpr
Or
http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/v.asp?i=15162gebna

If you know anyone else who would be suitable for answering this questionnaire, I would grateful if you could send it to him/her.
Thank you in advance;
Sulieman Alshuhri
E-mail: dlibams@gmail.com

I urge those of you with interests in this area to complete the questionnaire.


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Open Access Journal: Newsletter: The Institute of Archaeology, Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum

Newsletter: The Institute of Archaeology, Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum
The Institute of Archaeology, through the Horn Archaeological Museum, publishes a quarterly newsletter. Museum members and other interested individuals find a broad spectrum of valuable notes and announcements: activities of personnel, research reports, schedules of future events and projects, and notices of publications, as well as a variety of short notes. The Newsletter is published in hardcopy and electronic formats.



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