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DepositLinked Ancient World Data Institute

We propose two three-day sessions of an Institute designed to train scholars on the use of Linked Data in online publication for ancient studies. Participants will work with a cadre of experienced scholars and technologists who will guide them through a hands-on overview of current best practice, equipping them to make their own intellectual content discoverable and re-usable in a highly networked world.

MemberCharles Jones

Charles E. Jones is the Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities in the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library at The Pennsylvania State University. He was the founding Head of the Library at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and a member of the Faculty of the Libraries of New York University from 2008-2013.  Before ISAW, Jones spent three years in Greece as the Head of the Blegen Library, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, preceded by twenty-two years as the Librarian of the Research Archives, Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago.  Trained in the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in Ancient Near Eastern History and Assyriology, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Persepolis Fortification Archive Publication Project.  In addition to building and running focused academic libraries, Jones works on a broad range of issues related to scholarly communication in digital environments. Jones is the Editor of AWOL: The Ancient World Online [ISSN 2156-2253]

DepositThe AWOL Index

This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL – The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model. In continuous operation since 2009, AWOL is a blog authored by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University. This publication, The AWOL Index, is an experimental project, developed jointly by Jones and Tom Elliott, the Associate Director for Digital Programs at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), with the assistance of Pavan Atri, Roger Bagnall, Dawn Gross, Sebastian Heath, Gabriel McKee, Ronak Parpani, David Ratzan, and Kristen Soule. Creation of The AWOL Index was made possible by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.