9.427 Duke Papyrus Archive

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 3 Jan 1996 21:14:34 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 427.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

Subject: Duke Papyrus Archive

[The following plucked from the Late Antiquities discussion group,

Seen on PAPY....
>Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 14:55:43 -0500 (EST)
>From: "John F. Oates" <joates@acpub.duke.edu>
>To: papyri-list <papy@igl.ku.dk>
The Duke Papyrus Archive on the World Wide Web at
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/ has now virtually completed the
task, which began in September of 1992, of making the Duke papyri more
accessible. Available are records and images of all 1373 inventory
numbers of papyri in the Duke University Collection. (About 200 images
remain to be added.) The approximately 2000 images of these texts are
presented in three ways: a "thumbnail," a 72 dpi image and a 150 dpi
version. All images are linked to catalogue records.

You will find on the home page an entry, "How to use the Duke Papyrus
Archive," which gives information on search procedures. It is possible
to use key word searches or to choose from the menu of topics and
languages to find pertinent material.

The Duke Papyrus Archive Project was funded by the National Endowment for
the Humanities, an independent agency of the United States Government.
John Oates, Professor of Ancient History at Duke University, and Steven
Hensen, Assistant Director of the Special Collections Library at Duke
University, were the Co-Directors of the Project. Peter van Minnen,
Senior Research Associate, and Suzanne Corr, Cataloguer, were
responsible for the conservation, cataloguing and imaging, and
arrangement of the material on the web page. Technical assistance has
been provided by Paolo Mangiafico, Library Systems Coordinator in the
Special Collections Library of Duke University.

We welcome any suggestions for refinement in the Duke Papyrus Archive.

John F. Oates (joates@acpub.duke.edu)
Peter van Minnen (pvm@mail.lib.duke.edu)