Monthly Archives: July 2005


WordPress updated following richly deserved hack of older software. New themes and posts and posters coming soon…

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Wiki Classical Dictionary

Seen in Humbul (Classics section) Main Title : Wiki classical dictionary (WCD) Web Address (URL): Description : The Wiki Classical Dictionary (WCD), a project of the website, is an online resource devoted to the history, literature, mythology and … Continue reading

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Open Access Archivangelism: new blog

Steven Harnad has a new blog, Open Access Archivangelism: Maximizing Research Impact by Maximizing Research Access at

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Project Vivarium

GU Receives Grant for Resources in the Classics The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $260,000 grant to Project Vivarium, a collaborative effort of researchers at Georgetown, Harvard, University of Virginia (UVA) and City University of New York (CUNY) aimed … Continue reading

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The July/August 2005 issue of D-Lib Magazine

From the new issue of D-Lib magazine: Funding for Digital Libraries Research: Past and Present Stephen M. Griffin, National Science Foundation Digital Libraries: Challenges and Influential Work William H. Mischo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Where Do We Go From Here? … Continue reading

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David-Artur Daix writes to say that version 1.0.2 of the GreekTranscoder is now available from: “The program has been much improved. The Vilnius University encoding in particular is now supported. A complete version history is available on the web … Continue reading

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Time for Congress to act

The commons-blog quotes an unsigned opinion piece in the Economist: Copyright was originally intended to encourage publication by granting publishers a temporary monopoly on works so they could earn a return on their investment. But the internet and new digital … Continue reading

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Relax and enjoy it

Michael Jensen, Presses Have Little to Fear From Google, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 8, 2005. discussing the strategy of National Academies Press (hat tip, Open Access News): Every new book we published was scanned and made navigable online, free, … Continue reading

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Troels Myrup Kristensen, who keeps a nice collection of photographs here, has begun a new blog, “Towards an Archaeology of Iconoclasm,” to track his “thesis-in-progress on early Christian iconoclasm in the fourth century CE.”

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Lots of impressive work on display and under discussion at the recent ACH/ALLC in Victoria, as always. Three sessions that particularly caught my attention were 1) VMLA: a system created by Brian Fuchs and others on top of the Digital … Continue reading

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on personal digital collections

Neil Beagrie, “Plenty of Room at the Bottom? Personal Digital Libraries and Collections” D-Lib Magazine 11.6 (June 2005) Extract: The growing abundance of personal data and collection outlined in this article will present numerous challenges to individuals, including: how to … Continue reading

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