Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Scholarship in Google Books

A large number of important scholarly works are emerging from the Google Books digitization effort. Many of these are in satisfactory and readable states, others are not. Descriptive metadata is variable - from mediocre to poor, on the whole.

About eighty volumes published by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are available at the moment in full view.

Scholars and librarians are working to document interesting setas of materuial published in Google Books. Mische Hooker of the University of Cincinnati, for example, is compiling a classified bibliography of BIBLE, JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY via Google Book Search. The Patristics/ Early Christianity section is particularly rich, including much of Migne, Patrologia Graeca and Patrologia Latina; Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae; and a broad selection of other materials.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Following Pausanius

Georgopoulou, Maria, Celine Guilmet, Yanis A. Pikoulas, Konstantinos Sp. Staikos, and George Tolias (editors), is now available for sale.
[Read an excerpt].

This is the English edition of Στα βήματα του Παυσανία : η αναζήτηση της ελληνικής Αρχαιότητας / επιμέλεια: Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου, Céline Guilmet, Γιάννης Α. Πίκουλας [et al.]. Αθήνα : Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών/ Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών/ Κότινος, 2007.

"Following Pausanias: A Quest for Greek Antiquity is a study of Pausanias's ten-book travelogue Hellados Periegesis, which describes Greece as he experienced it in the second century. This multi-faceted academic analysis, sponsored by the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the American School of Classical Studies, considers the significant and long-term impact of this ancient source through its various translations and later editions. Twelve contributors focus on the political and cultural conditions that nurtured Pausaniass work, investigate his influence on the "revival" of Ancient Greece in the early modern era and examine how modern historians, archaeologists and art historians regard and evaluate Pausaniass work. Konstantinos Staikos, author of the History of the Library in Western Civilization series, provides an interesting chapter on the first printed edition of Periegesis, produced by Aldus Manutius in Venice in 1516. The volume is beautifully produced and illustrated, with color or black-and-white images on almost every page. The work concludes with a useful bibliography and index. Following Pausanias is an interesting and valuable resource regarding the influential work of Pausanias. It will be highly regarded by scholars of printing history, Greek antiquity and travel literature. English translation by Deborah Kazazi. Co-published with Kotinos Publications, Athens."

Monday, July 16, 2007

Newly listed e-journals

Friday, July 13, 2007

Another Digitized periodical

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Dergisi: Hümaniter Bilimler
Volume/Date: 1 (1973) - 9 (1980-1981)
[Istanbul] Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
In Turkish and English

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Blegen Library Summer Hours

Blegen Library hours this summer will be as usual, EXCEPT during the month of August when we will be open

Monday - Friday: 8:30-15:30

We will be closed on weekends and on August 15

During the month of August no new visitors cards will be issued, and there will be no orientation tours.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Newly available open access periodicals

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Newly available open access periodicals

Revue de l'histoire des religions (RHR).

The Blegen Library hold a nearly complete run of this journal. Online open access in now available for the most recent quarter century

Friday, July 06, 2007

Online Turkish Archaeological Serials

e-kitap: Arkeoloji
[A selection of recent issues of Turkish archaeological serials including:
14. Müze Çalışmaları ve Kurtarma Kazıları Sempozyumu
20.Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı
26. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 1.Cilt
26. Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 2.Cilt
22. Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı-1
22. Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı-2
21. Arkeometri Sonuçları Toplantısı
Türk Arkeoloji ve Etnografya Dergisi]

This complements the collection of Turkish archaeology journals included in the

Digital Library for International Research
announced here in February 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Have a lot of books? Want to trade?

Studies show that many library users are also enthusiastic book-buyers.

If you want to get more books but don't have a lot of cash, or if you have books you've read that you don't want to keep, how about participating in a book exchange? There are several websites that let you post the books you want to swap and search for the books you want to get. Give these a try!


Disclaimer: the Blegen Library is not affiliated with any of these sites. Check them out and tell us how it goes!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Blegen Library Acquisitions for June 2007

The Blegen Acquisitions List for June 2007 is now complete and closed. 141 volumes were catalogued.

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