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Partnerships

Our work on the 'slips' database, and on writing in XML, has involved us in more fundamental research into text manipulation and storage, which we undertook in 2002-2005, as a participant in

CHLT

This international research project was devoted to international digital library technology, and specifically the development of:

    • an infrastructure for digital libraries;
    • IT tools for end-users that are designed to be adaptable to different uses;
    • a framework for sharing metadata, data, and tools across multiple digital libraries;
    • a distributed archive allowing for long-term preservation of, and easy access to, digital data.

The participants (four European and four U.S.) are listed here, with their specialist areas and researchers:

Each of the participants brought to this project a digital collection that when linked together created a mini international digital library which acted as a test-bed for the creation of structural models and computing software. The work undertaken by each of the partners has helped to develop an 'infrastructure model' for digital libraries. And now that the model is operational at each of the partner sites, the individual 'work packages' are still proceeding in tandem, within a unified working environment.

All these work packages are organised around a series of specialised digital library applications that have been integrated into a single system —three of them involving the use of corpora as test beds for new applications. The methodology relies upon the development of an 'indexing architecture' that can be applied to a range of languages. This allows us to apply the same tools to every text in the system.

Although we brought existing corpora to the project, the infrastructure that we have developed will also allow us to integrate other texts at a very low cost. And so the corpora that we created and integrated into our systems can make a substantial contribution to future research on our shared linguistic heritage.

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Faculty Archivist (part-time)

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The Faculty wishes to recruit a part-time Archivist who will be responsible for the management and care of its archive collections

Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

Sep 28, 2017

The Kenyon Medal in 2017 has been awarded to Joyce Reynolds FBA for her lifetime's contribution to the research and study of Roman epigraphy.

Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Details of the 2017 Faculty of Classics Postgraduate Open Day are now available online:

Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Sep 12, 2017

The Times newspaper reports on excavations this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, conducted by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

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