Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Newly added open access online journal

SYSTASIS (ISSN 1857-5129) is an online periodical initiated and edited by the members of the Association of Classical Philologists Antika in Skopje, Macedonia.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Open Access: Centre for Black Sea Studies

All the publication of the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Black Sea Studies, University of Aarhus are published online. There are now hyperlinks from the records for each title in Ambrosia.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Καθαρή Δευτέρα

The Blegen Library will be closed Monday, February 19, 2007 for
Καθαρή Δευτέρα | Clean Monday

Friday, February 09, 2007


• Collection covers virtually entire field of classical antiquity, with special emphasis on the language, literature, art, and archaeology of Greece.
• Over 90,000 books and periodicals; c. 700 active print periodical subscriptions, c. 200 electronic subscriptions (JSTOR and others).
• Rare book collection of archaeological publications and works of early travelers.
• Files of newspaper clippings about archaeological work in Greece.

Electronic Resources
• Electronic union catalogue, Ambrosia with the British School of Archaeology and the Gennadius Library; Ex Libris ALEPH 500 system for integrated library management.
• Subscriptions to resources in internet or cd-rom format necessary for conducting research in any field in classical studies, including the TLG, Dyabola, JSTOR, L’Année Philologique, WorldCat, Bibliographie Papyrologique, and many others.
• Resources are made available with computers in the main reading room; wireless access available to laptop users; outlets at most carrels and tables.

• Approximately 13,000 reader visits per year; up to 50 visitors per day
• All Members of the School have cards (100+) and in addition, 600 cards issued yearly to visitors; ca. 1000 active readers cards in circulation at any time.

• Used by graduate students and scholars from Greece, U.S., other foreign schools in Athens (approximately 50% U. S., 50% Greek and other).

Admission and Hours
• Open to the staff and Members of the American School, and also Greek and foreign school professors, graduate students, and scholars as well as members of the Greek Archaeological Service
• The library is open to visitors Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM - 9 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM - 2 PM
• Members have unlimited access

• Head Librarian
• Cataloging Librarian
• Acquisitions Librarian
• Associate Librarian
• Assistant Librarian
• Clerk and 2 Receptionists
• Volunteers are recruited from American and Greek university programs in Athens

• The Head Librarian reports to the Director of the School

General Plant
• 1735 sq. m. of stacks and office space located within School’s main building
• 2800 m. of shelf space, with approx. 20% free; at current acquisition rate, approximately 7-9 years of growth space; discussion in progress to reconfigure space

Users of the Blegen library are reminded:

1) Mobile phones are not permitted in the library.

2) It is never permissable to write in library books.

3) You must make a card for each book you remove to a table or carrel, and you must accurately indicate where the book will be found.

Your cooperation in these matters is essential.


Three new periodicals available online

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New Open Access Journals

Four new open access journals have been announced by the Digital Library for International Research, and MERJ: Middle East Research Journals Project:

Revue archéologique syrienne
Volume/Date: 5 vols. (1931-1938)
Alep: Société archéologique

Arkeoloji Dergisi
Volume/Date: v. 1-6 (1991-1999)
Izmir: Ege Üniversitesi

Arkeoloji Sanat Tarihi Dergisi
Volume/Date: v. 1-6 (1982-1992)
Izmir: Ege Üniversitesi

Yedi‘ot ha-Hevrah la-hakirat Erets-Yiśra’el ye-‘atikoteha
Volume/Date: 25 vols. (1933-1961)
Jerusalem: Jewish Palestine Exploration Society

These are now listed in the ASCSA list of electronic journals.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bibliography for the History of Art

The online Bibliography for the History of Art, which has apparently been inaccessible from some terminals in the ASCSA, is now accessible once again. For a list of online resources available in the ASCSA, click here.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Blegen Library Acquisitions for January 2007

The Blegen Acquisitions List for January 2007 is now complete and closed. 234 volumes were catalogued.

For links to all recent Acquisitions Lists, see Newly Catalogued Books.

This complete a year of the automated Acquisitions lists. You can review all books catalogued in the Blegen library from February 2006 through January 2007 - 1488 records.