About The APIS Project
APIS is a collections-based
repository hosting information about
and images of papyrological materials
(e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets,
etc) located in collections around the
world. It contains physical descriptions
and bibliographic information about
the papyri and other written materials,
as well as digital images and English
translations of many of these texts.
When possible, links are also provided
to the original language texts (e.g.
through the Duke Data Bank of Documentary
Papyri). The user can move back and
forth among text, translation, bibliography,
description, and image. With the specially-developed
APIS Search System many different types
of complex searches can be carried out.
APIS includes both
published and unpublished material.
Generally, much more detailed information
is available about the published texts.
Unpublished papyri have often not yet
been fully transcribed, and the information
available is sometimes very basic. If
you need more information about a papyrus,
you should contact the appropriate person
at the owning institution. (See the
list of contacts under Rights & Permissions.)
APIS is still
very much a work in progress; current
statistics are shown in the sidebar
at right. Other statistics are available
on the statistics
page in the project documentation. Curators
of collections interested in becoming
part of APIS are invited to communicate
with Roger Bagnall, Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University, (212) 992-7833.
Individual APIS records
can now be accessed directly by other
systems as XML documents. For
information about the http syntax for
such access, please contact Stephen
Davis, the APIS technical coordinator.
Conservation Guidelines (by Leyla Lau-Lamb, University
Imaging Guidelines (by Dave Ortiz and Rodney Ast, Columbia
APIS has been brought into being
with the help of grants from the National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency,
and substantial support from all of the participating
institutions. In addition, the National Endowment for
the Humanities supported much of the work of cataloguing
and imaging at Duke University through a separate,
earlier grant. The original creation of the Duke
Data Bank of Documentary Papyri, which is
a major part of APIS, was funded largely by grants
from the Packard Humanities Institute. Its
subsequent development into a form usable on
the World Wide Web has benefited from substantial
assistance from the Perseus
Project, located at Tufts University.
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|U. of Chicago
|U. of Michigan
|U. of Oslo
|U. of Pennsylvania
|U. of Toronto
|U. of Wisconsin
State / Pullman
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