Friday, March 17, 2017


It seems worthy of note that over the night of March 16/17, AWOL surpassed six million page views. Four million of these have been within the last three years. March and April generally have the lowest levels of traffic. "Normal" traffic is now well above the 100,000 page views per month level, though three months in the last eight have each had nearly 200,000.

In the right hand side bar of AWOL is a form allowing you to receive notifications of updates to AWOL by email. This seems useful for those for whom news feeds are not. Your address will be safe. Neither AWOL nor Feedburner will send spam. Since I announced this feature in June 2009, 7,879 e-mail addresses have subscribed to AWOL.

If you are reading this in a newsreader or on facebook or twitter (or other social media) you will have to click through to see the form in the sidebar. If you are reading this by email you have already done what's required. To successfully subscribe you, the software requires a confirmation of your request to join. If you don't see such a confirmation request, check your spam folder. If all this fails, contact me and I will manually add your address.

Instructions for unsubscribing from the email list are at the bottom of each message from AWOL.

If you are not reading this on on facebook or twitter you are welcome to join in there.

You are invited to visit The AWOL Index
This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model. In continuous operation since 2009, AWOL is a blog authored by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University

This publication, The AWOL Index, is an experimental project, developed jointly by Jones and Tom Elliott, the Associate Director for Digital Programs at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), with the assistance of Pavan Atri, Roger Bagnall, Dawn Gross, Sebastian Heath, Gabriel McKee, Ronak Parpani, David Ratzan, and Kristen Soule.

Creation of The AWOL Index was made possible by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
We are currently working with partners in London and New York (and elsewhere) to make the data collected in AWOL more accessible and reusable.

I welcome comments (though not so much from spambots) both directly and in the comments section of each entry.  If you are aware of open access scholarship on Antiquity not yet listed here, please pass it along.

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