Thursday, March 29, 2007

Two newly available open access journals

From Persee:

Bulletin de correspondance hellénique
(Library has online: 1877 -1889)

Dialogues d’histoire ancienne
(Library has online: 1 (1974) - )

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

Nine periodicals newly available online

Antiquité Tardive - Antigüedad Tardía - Late Antiquity - Spätantike - Tarda Antichità: Revue internationale d'histoire et d'archéologie (IVe - VIIIe siècles) publiée par l'Association pour l'Antiquité Tardive
Brepols Publishers
ISSN: 1250-7334

Apocrypha: Revue Internationale des Littératures Apocryphes. International Journal of Apocryphal Literatures
Brepols Publishers
ISSN: 1155-3316

Der Islam [partial access]
Walter de Gruyter
ISSN: 0021-1818 / Electronic ISSN: 1613-0928

Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik
Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
ISSN 0378-8660 Print Edition / ISSN 1810-536X Online Edition

Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans
Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1461-3190 (Print) 1469-963X (Online)

Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research
Brepols Publishers
ISSN: 0025-2603

Middle Eastern Studies
Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 0026-3206

Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1468-3857 (Print) 1743-9639 (Online)

Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Brepols Publishers
ISSN: 0083-5897

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ACLS History E-Book Project

Records for the books in the ACLS History E-Book Project are now in Ambrosia [search for keyword "e-book"], and the links should be active. There are 1322 MARC records representing nearly 1600 volumes.

The History E-Book Project is a project of The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Two periodicals newly available online

The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
James Carleton Paget, University of Cambridge, UK
Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford, UK
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History publishes material on all aspects of the history of the Christian Church. It deals with the Church both as an institution and in its relations with other religions and society at large. Each volume includes about twenty articles and roughly three hundred notices of recently published books relevant to the interests of the journal’s readers.
ISSN: 0022-0469
EISSN: 1469-7637

Urban History
Richard Rodger, University of Leicester, UK
Rosemary Sweet, University of Leicester, UK
Philip J. Ethington, University of Southern California, USA
Urban History occupies a central place in historical scholarship, with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary contributions, and a broad-based and distinguished panel of referees and international advisors. Each issue features wide-ranging research articles covering social, economic, political and cultural aspects of the history of towns and cities. The journal coverage is worldwide in its scope: over half of the articles are on non-British topics, with a very strong concentration on European cities. It has recently developed a new publishing venture, hosting innovative multi-media websites - including graphics, sound and interactive elements - to accompany selected print articles.* The journal also includes book reviews, summaries of PhD theses, and surveys of recent articles in academic journals. In addition, Urban History acts as a forum for stimulating debate on historiographical and methodological issues. An indispensable tool for urban historians worldwide, the journal's annual bibliography features on average over 1000 publications culled from monographs, edited collections and periodicals.
*Multimedia companions can be viewed at
ISSN: 0963-9268
EISSN: 1469-8706

Easter Schedule

Thursday April 5th - closed at 3PM
Friday, April 6th - closed
Saturday April 7th - closed
Sunday April 8th - closed
Monday April 9th - closed
Tuesday April 10th - closed

Monday, March 19, 2007

New Serial Online from JSTOR

Annual of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem (continued by: Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research) -
Volumes 1 (1919) - 3 (1922)

Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research (continuation of: Annual of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem) -
Volumes 4 (1922) - 58 (2003)

Repairs in the main reading room

We will be making minor repairs to the ceiling of the main reading room of the Blegen Library on Tuesday morning, March 20, from 7AM - 8:30 AM.

We will not close the space, but there may be noise from the workmen during that time.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience.

Friday, March 16, 2007

ACLS History E-Book Project

As of this morning, the History E-Book Project of The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), is accessible from all facilities of the ASCSA, and (for members and staff) by way of the proxy server.

"Humanities E-Book is a digital collection offered by the ACLS in collaboration with ten learned societies, nearly 80 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars and featuring unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. HEB is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers."

American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a contributing publisher in the project.

In the next few weeks we will be adding MARC records to Ambrosia for titles we do not already hold, and hyperlinks from the records we do already hold.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Three additional open access journals

These three journals have recently been added to the ASCSA list of online journals.

All three are open access:

Bulletin de la société de linguistique de Paris
Current Epigraphy
Journal des Savants

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

JSTOR Update

Update: March7, 2007 - It has been brought to my attention that not all of the new JSTOR journals were actually accessible from the ASCSA at the time I first posted this notice in early February - All of them are now available from within the ASCSA domain (i.e. The Blegen Library, the Gennadius Library, Loring Hall, the Agora Excavations offices, the Princeton office), and to members and staff while outside the domain, by way of the proxy server.

Thanks to an agreement negotiated by CAORC, readers at the American School of Classical Studies now have access to a much broader selection of online periodicals from JSTOR. You may browse an alphabetical list of accessible journals here.

Blegen Library Acquisitions for February 2007

The Blegen Acquisitions List for February 2007 is now complete and closed. 119 volumes were catalogued.
For links to all recent Acquisitions Lists, see Newly Catalogued Books.