The Getty joins the Metropolitan Museum of Art, LACMA, and other museums in providing open access to many publications in its archive. The Getty Publications Virtual Library makes available 250 publications. They are free to read online and to download. Read James Cuno's comments.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections has digitized the bibliographical handouts prepared by Dr. Sebastian Brock over many years of teaching Syriac in the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford. Dr. Brock has given DO permission to put the material online and has provided the most recent verisons of the documents. The digitized handouts are part of DO's Resources for Syriac Studies.
Daphne and Marina Heliades have donated to the Gennadius Library the corpus of printed Akolouthies collected by their mother, Dory Papastratou. The collection has been catalogued by Demosthenes Stratigopoulos and published as Ἔντυπες Ἀκολουθίες Ἁγίων, Συλλογὴ Ντόρης Παπαστράτου (Αθήνα 2007) under the scholarly supervision of Kriton Chryssochoidis (Research Director at the Institute for Byzantine Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation). This edition supplements that of Louis Petit, Bibliographie des acolouthies grecques [Subsidia Hagiographica 16] (Bruxelles 1926).
The Akolouthia records the religious worship that takes place in church and aims to praise the saint on the day that his memory is being celebrated. The printed Akolouthies usually have the form of a simple pamphlet or humble booklet (hence they are usually referred in Greek as “φυλλάδες”). The Dory Papastratou collection consists of 665 Akolouthies pamphlets and several books, which contain smaller or larger compilations of Akolouthies dedicated to one or different saints and to feast days with common characteristics.
The Akolouthies have been digitized and the material of the 2007 catalogue was used by the Gennadius to create the database. All search functions of the Akolouthies database are in Greek.
The core content of the new website HAZİNE is practical articles regarding how to access and use archives, manuscript libraries, and collections in the greater Islamic world, both large and small. Current content include four major archives inIstanbul-the Ottoman State Archives, Topkapı Palace Archive and Library, Süleymaniye Library, and ISAM. Planned weekly updates will expand coverage.
This 3D-reconstruction by Ethan Gruber of the third-century House of the Drinking Contest in Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Antioch, includes a flythrough of the house and several timelapse animations. The model was created with Autodesk Maya 2008. A light simulation script was used to calibrate the model to the precise latitude and longitude of the house and various moments in the house's history.