Monthly Archives: April 2006

Google Maps in Europe

From the Google blog: We’re excited to announce that we have just launched beta versions of Google Maps for France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. These sites include the full suite of interactive street maps, driving directions, and integrated local business … Continue reading

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“The original of this replica is now in the Berlin Museum.”

Large 3D printer required.

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SketchUp plus GoogleEarth for modeling of buildings from Olynthus, Pompeii, the Acropolis…

Idea for a new collaborative project: we need to be able to zoom in with GoogleEarth to various archaeological sites and see a collection of 3D study models sitting in place there. SketchUp Google Earth 3D Warehouse Here’s a short … Continue reading

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EpiDoc: Epigraphic Documents in TEI XML

There’s a new home on SourceForge for Epidoc, and the Epidoc guidelines themselves are available here on the Stoa server. Principles: Five important principles have governed the elaboration of EpiDoc techniques and tools from the beginning: EpiDoc and its tools … Continue reading

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The very last thing we need?


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The Geography of Artemidoros

Dorothy King has a blog entry on the rediscovery of this Geography on papyrus, otherwise known from quotations in Strabo. Related podcasts:  New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts, and The Greatest Hits of Ancient Garbage.

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Rome Total War

Patrick Porter of Oxblog likes it: Desperate to invade Egypt, my faction of the Brutii kept getting its navy sunk. I couldn’t transport my battle-hungry legions from Crete to North Africa. So I had to build a bigger navy. Which … Continue reading

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Gospel of Judas Megapost

Mark Goodacre has a Gospel of Judas megapost that ought to offer enough for even the most avid followers of this topic.

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Creative Commons in Second Life

As seen in the CC-blog: Mia Garlick, Creative Commons’ General Counsel, goes in-world in Second Life to discuss copyright issues and the “Some Rights Reserved” licensing perspective this Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 6 PM PST. The event takes place … Continue reading

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Rants and raves on the latest trends in the world of museum informatics and technology. An intrepid cast of experts from the Museum Computer Network and AAM’s Media & Technology Committee share their insights, observations and tricks of the trade.

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Pre-1975 European scholarship = fair game?

The 1993 EU Copyright law is here. Article 5 appears to be crucial: Critical and scientific publications Member States may protect critical and scientific publications of works which have come into the public domain. The maximum term of protection of … Continue reading

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European Journal of Archaeology blog

The European Journal of Archaeology (an official publication of the European Association of Archaeologists) has recently acquired its own weblog available at The blog offers among other things new book reviews available in the EJA, news and call for … Continue reading

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The Wealth of Networks

Lawrence Lessig: You are not serious about these issues — on either side of these debates — unless you have read this book.

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The Access Principle

from the BOAI list: John Willinsky’s (2005) excellent book on Open Access is now available Open Access: Willinsky, J. (2005) The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship MIT Press

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AHRC ICT Methods Network Call for proposals

Call for Proposals The Methods Network invites member of the arts and humanities Higher Education community in the U.K. to submit proposals for Methods Network activities. Activities may include workshops, seminars, postgraduate training events, publications, and other activities. Workshops Workshops … Continue reading

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