Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Oriental Institute and Digitized Books

Starting in 2005, the Oriental Institute committed to digitizing all of its publications and making them available online, without charge. The minimum for each volume, old and new, current and forthcoming, will be a Portable Document Format (PDF) version following current resolution standards. New publications appear online at or near the time they appear in print. Older publications will be processed as time and funding permits. More than one hundred volumes are now online. All of these volumes are accessible thought the catalogue of publications produced by the Oriental Institute Publications Office. They are also accessible, gathered in a single convenient list, at AWOL - The Ancient World Online - 2, as well as in a contribution to this blog.

The Oriental Institute was one of the founding members of the ETANA partnership, and the Research Archives gave access to many of books scanned for inclusion in ETANA Core Texts. As of today (1 July 2008) there are 355 digitized books and one developing resource (eTACT) in ETANA Core Texts. In response to numerous request, I present here in AWOL - The Ancient World Online - 6 all of those titles in a single list organized alphabetically by author's name.

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