Google Ancient Places (GAP) is developing a Web application which allows users to choose a classical text or book (500BC – 500AD) and then search for references to ancient places within it, presenting the results in a user-friendly interface. The … Continue reading
The Pelagios 2 project led by Dr Elton Barker (Classical Studies) has received £153,496 from JISC, as part of its 13/11 Resource Discovery Programme. Pelagios 2 aims to connect resources relating to the ancient world online, to create an ‘ancient world superhighway’ for the benefit of scholars and members of the public.
Google has so far digitized over 12 million books in over 300 languages, much of which was previously available only in prestigious university libraries. The amount of data now available, then, is enormous, which is both very exciting and has … Continue reading