Friday, March 13, 2020

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften

 [First posted 9/24/09.  Updated 13 March 2020]

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften
Wachter, Rudolf
AVI (Attic Vase Inscriptions / Attische Vaseninschriften) is an extended and web-based continuation and development of Henry R. Immerwahr's CAVI (Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions). AVI's main part is the interactive database, which is now available in a more developed version. We also provide informations about the project's prehistory (by Henry Immerwahr), protohistory, and present and future aims, bibliography (more than 3000 titles), as well as some texts on alphabets and phonology of the Attic dialect.
You can download Henry Immerwahr's original CAVI as a pdf file (version of January 2008, 7.7 MB, last version of January 2009, 6.8 MB, here mirrored from the original website (archived link), see also the University of North Carolina website).
CAVI has been completely integrated into the AVI database, whereby, as a first step, the bibliographical references and many more things have been unified in order to make them searchable. The content has not been changed, however, except for small additions by R.W., added in double square brackets [[...]], and quite a few corrections, mainly in the bibliographical sections.
On 17 February 2010, I was happy to present our new site, designed and programmed by Simone Hiltscher. It replaced the first site of 2004. On 13 December 2010 our search form was put online, which allows you to search the database according to precise criteria. In February 2011, the free text search followed. In the meantime many new features have been added (see the third report).
After our project's funding was renewed in May 2017 (see the fourth report), we started implementing two important changes: the interface of your database was converted from Flash to HTML5 and JavaScript (as were the remaining parts of our website) and, in cooperation with Digital LIMC Basel and the Beazley Archive Oxford, links connecting AVI to the other databases were added to nearly all our entries. Apart from that, we are adding direct links to the relevant items in museum databases as these are put online. We believe that this represents most useful additions to AVI's functionality since it allows users to easily jump between different databases whose contents supplement each other very well.
Among the next big steps is the preparation of the entry forms for additions, corrections, and photographs. The first (Insert Data) is currently being re-developed for HTML5 and will be available soon, the second (Update Data) and third (Upload Images) will be ready at a later stage. From then on, it will be much easier to enhance the AVI database both for ourselves and for (registered) external collaborators. Most recently we added the possibility to send us additional information on a particular vase via a direct link shown at the bottom of each entry.
We hope you find AVI useful and interesting and hope you come back regularly.
Rudolf Wachter.
Last update 2018-10-25

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