APIS News & Updates
August 14, 2008: Texts published in A. Arjava, M. Buchholz and T. Gagos (eds), The Petra Papyri, Vol. III (Amman 2007) have been added to the database.
August, 13 2008: Papyri from Lund University are now available.
March 4, 2008: NEH awards two years of funding for continued development of APIS and the Papyrological Navigator (www.papyri.info).
October 2, 2007: The British Museum has joined APIS. Records from the Museum's important collection will be added to the site in the coming months.
September 27, 2007: Images of texts found in O.Berenike II [Bagnall, R.S., C. Helms, and A. Verhoogt, Documents from Berenike II: Texts from the 1999-2001 Seasons (Pap.Brux. 33, Brussels 2005)] are now available.
August 24, 2007: The University of Pennsylvania has added ca. 100 new records to APIS.
August 15, 2007: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $500,000 to Duke University to support the development of a portal to provide integrated access to three major papyrological databases, the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDbDP), APIS, and the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens (HGV).
March 23, 2007: Papyri housed at the Princeton Theological Seminary can now be found in APIS. They include several biblical texts and Christian prayers, all from Oxyrhynchus.
June 29, 2006: The APIS Annual Meeting will be held November 18-19, 2006, at Duke University. This will be the first meeting of APIS members under the new governance structure (announced Jan. 16, below). For more information write to: to: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 24, 2006: APIS received coverage in Science magazine (vol. 311, p. 1685, 24 March 2006) in a piece entitled "Reading the Reeds" on its "Netwatch" page.
February 8, 2006: Announcing new APIS participants: the University of Athens, the Smithsonian Institution, Petrie Museum (University College, London), University of Lund and the BYU/BNN Herculaneum Papyrus Project.
January 16, 2006: APIS is now formally an organization with an Executive Committee and a set of bylaws.
December 9, 2005: The APIS look & feel is being updated.
November 3, 2005: Columbia has launched a new, faster APIS search system using Apache Lucene, a Java-based full-text search engine. The new search system improves keyword searching response time dramatically, to under one second for most searches, even those run against large result sets and translations..