Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL)

Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL)
05072015 New AWDL example 
The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL) is an initiative of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University . AWDL will identify, collect, curate, and provide access to the broadest possible range of scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world. AWDL has two primary tracks:

  1. In partnership with the NYU Digital Libraries Program AWDL is developing mechanisms to host and preserve existing and newly contributed content without respect to digital condition, or state of enrichment of its contents: our overriding objective is to make available to researchers as large a part of the scholarly heritage of the relevant fields as possible. Towards this end we are soliciting the participation of publishers, scholarly societies, organizations, and individuals who hold the rights to scholarly content.
  2. AWDL will identify, collect, curate and provide bibliographical access to the growing corpus of scholarly materials produced and served elsewhere. This will continue, within the context of the AWDL, the work Charles Jones has undertaken via Abzu and AWOL for more than a decade and a half.

AWDL is collaborating with NYU Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) in the development of the book viewer. Within the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, AWDL is a collaboration between the Library and Digital Programs. Additional information on AWDL and other Digital Initiatives of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is available on the ISAW website

ISAW relaunched the AWDL portal in May 2015. In addition to a more attractive design and new features, the new portal also includes new content. AWDL's mission is enhance access to curated digital scholarly content related to the ancient world. The original AWDL Book Viewer will remain active until all of its content is migrated to the new portal. In addition to page images of many (211) digitized volumes, AWDL currently hosts an online version of Roger Bagnall and Giovanni Ruffini. (2012) Amheida I. Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1: Texts from the 2004–2007 Seasons, as well as:

Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

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Exploring relationships between ancient scientific traditions and local Jewish enterprises.
Edited by Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth Sanders
NYU Press, 2014. ISBN13: 9781479823048.
more: publisherfull-text | review
At left: Figure 1 from Chapter 2, "Enoch and the Beginnings of Jewish Interest in Natural Science."

Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

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Breaking new ground in the history of late antique North East Africa
George Hatke
NYU Press, 2013. ISBN13: 9780814760666.
more: publisherworldcat | full-text | review

For feature and content updates, see the ISAW Library Blog.
The most recent addition to AWDL:
Fifteen volumes of American Studies in Papyrology

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