We are pleased to announce the publication of several new contributions to the Cuneiform Digital Library Notes (CDLN)
Liu Changyu, A Note on gal-tab-bu-um
Liu Changyu, A Note on the Regular Offering to Ninlil at Tummal
Moudhy Al-Rashid, A Note on the Meaning of husu and hussu
Klaus Wagensonner, Digitizing in the round
Christina Tsouparopoulou, A Note on Ur III administrative procrastination
Klaus Wagensonner, Šulpa'e Re-joined
Kamran V. Zand, What happened to Zuzu, King of Akšak?
As of now some major changes to the technical side of CDLN take effect. All Notes and relevant information is stored and maintained via a MySQL database, from which the data is directly drawn. As a result the link to each Note changed, for instance, from
Please note, that this does not have any effect to the old links, for you are automatically re-directed to the new ones instantly. We do hope that these changes will increase the efficiency of CDLN and are
therefore happy to receive contributions for the next publication of Notes on July 1.
The CDLN, together with its sister publications Cuneiform DigitalLibrary Bulletin (CDLB) and
Cuneiform Digital Library Journal (CDLJ), are peer-reviewed publications that offer a persistent web presence under the auspices of the University of California system. As e-journals, the delay between
submission and publication is well below that of academic print journals, while the interaction with cuneiform artifacts documented in the CDLI database offers obvious strengths for an interactive
discourse. Authors should expect a two to four month interval between submission of a draft text with illustrations and its publication for substantive contributions to the CDLJ, at most two months for those made to the Bulletin, and approximately two weeks for the Notes that are conceived as an online venue for NABU-style communications that can include short philological or lexicographical contributions as well as regular updates of a more substantial nature describing the background or progress of, in particular, web-based research efforts. For submission guidelines including technicalities regarding bibliographical citations etc. please consult the information at
New submissions will appear in preprint status four times a year (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1; notices of new submissions will be made to this list) and are clearly marked as such. During the preprint period, authors will be able to make small, non-substantive
changes (e.g., typographical errors) to their submissions. After two weeks, these submissions are then archived.
Scholars are encouraged to send contributions to the CDLN at
On behalf of the CDLI
Jacob L. Dahl and Klaus Wagensonner
University of Oxford