Friday, July 22, 2011

PE (SoSOL) training session: one down one to go!

This from the airport, between two DDbDP/HGV/SoSOL training sessions. About two dozen papyrologisists, epigraphists, and ancient historians are now winding down a week-long Workshop on Digital Tools in Papyrology, sponsored by the Austrian National Library, the Austrian Academy of Science and Vienna University. Included among the exciting presentations and discussions were several Papyrological Editor (SoSOL) training sessions, where a wide range of participants -- junior and senior, papyrologists and epigraphists, Hellenists, Demotists, Coptologists, and Arabists -- entered many texts from O.Abu Mina, all of CPR 25 (most of it is now online already), and almost all of CPR 30 (which we shall finalize soon). We tested the new line-by-line commentary feature, documented search-interface desiderata, and even entered -- for testing purposes -- the Arabic portion of a Greek-Arabic bilingual document (and it worked!). What a fantastic and collegial group! Many thanks to Bernhard Palme and all of our colleagues in Vienna for conceiving, organizing, and hosting such a wonderful and productive event!

Now on to London, where Adam Bülow-Jacobsen, Hélène Cuvigny, Holger Essler, Maria Rosaria Falivene, Micaela Langelloti, Nikos Litinas, Myrto Malouta, Anna Monte, Alberto Nodar, Marco Perale, Nadine Quenouille, and Joanne Stolk, will join Rodney Ast, Gabriel Bodard, Chad Crouch, Todd Hickey, Josh Sosin, and Charlotte Tupman in the next training session, starting Monday 25 July!

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