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In the first decade of its work (c. 1987-1997), my research group developed representative digital collections on Greco-Roman culture, including a substantial amount of original photography and documentation that remains intellectually significant today. For a full list of publications relevant to this work, see (External Link) . As digital photography, GPS and GIS systems, CAD, and other technologies became ubiquitous, we shifted our focus back to the textual record, but the early collections within Perseus remain large enough to illustrate the many challenges and to provide us with intellectual hooks through which to connect with other collections that have begun to emerge online. A new generation of digitally adroit scholars such as Thomas Elliott of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University, (External Link) . Bruce Hartzler of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, (External Link) . and Sebastian Heath of the American Numismatic Society (External Link) . have taken the lead in creating archaeological resources that are openly accessible and transparently interoperable.

To further this larger goal, my own group has for years collaborated with the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Arachne, (External Link) . the Cologne-based central object-database of the DAI. (External Link) . We have exchanged extended visits between members of our teams and numerous visits between Boston and Berlin. For us, integrating the collections within Perseus with this much larger and growing library of archaeological data is a very high priority. Some initial work on this ongoing project has been reported in Kummer 2006 and Babeu et al. 2007. Perseus contains extensive information about thousands of objects and tens of thousands of images—much smaller holdings than those in Arachne but large enough to offer a bridge not just between our collections but between increasing archaeological holdings and increasingly sophisticated infrastructure for the textual record.

Study of the Greco-Roman world not only includes the full textual and material record but also the cultures from which it emerged (e.g., the influence of Near Eastern and Egyptian culture), with which it interacted (e.g., Persia, India, and even China), and to those whose cultural heritage it directly contributed (e.g., not only the West but the vast cultural swath from Rabat on the Atlantic to Kandahar, one of the Alexandrias that Alexander founded).

There are practical consequences to integrating both the textual and material records from many different cultures. Indeed, simply integrating several disparate textual and material collections within one domain, such as classics, can be very challenging, as explained by Jackson et al. 2009. We need to be serious about interoperability and not simply endorse it in the abstract. Interoperability involves face-to-face meetings and conversations, learning about the varying needs and opportunities of disparate communities, of pushing beyond surface difference to commonalities that are not at all obvious. It also means taking the time to understand very different scholarly cultures and even supporting the development of linguistic training—we need classicists proficient in Mandarin and Arabic as well as English, French, German, and Italian.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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